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Cunningham, Allan

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Born: 1784 AD
Died: 1842 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Authors, Poets, Reporters, Writers

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1784 - Born at Keir, near Dalswinton, Dumfriesshire on the 7th of December.

1807 - He was apprenticed to a stonemason, but gave his leisure to reading and writing imitations of old Scottish ballads. Cunningham contributed some songs to Roche's Literary Recreations.

1809 - He collected old ballads for Robert Hartley Cromek's Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song.

1810 - Cunningham went to London.

1814 - He worked as a parliamentary reporter and journalist.

1841 - He became clerk of the works in the studio of the sculptor, Francis Chantrey.

1842 - Died on the 30th of October.














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