Allan Cunningham (December 7, 1784 - October 30, 1842) was a Scottish poet and author. Botany, plant science(s, phytology, or plant biology is a branch of Biology and is the scientific study of plant Life Allan Cunningham ( 13 July 1791 – 27 June 1839) was an English botanist and explorer, primarily known General Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham GCMG, KCB, DSO, MC (1 May 1887 - 30 January 1983 was a British Army officer Events 43 BC - Marcus Tullius Cicero assassinated 1696 - Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways Year 1784 ( MDCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Events 637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. Year 1842 ( MDCCCXLII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. A poet is a person who writes Poetry. Etymology From the Ancient greek: ποιέω, poieō: "I make or compose" An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created
He was born at Keir, near Dalswinton, Dumfriesshire, and first worked as a stone mason's apprentice. Dumfriesshire or the County of Dumfries ( Siorrachd Dhùn Phris in Gaelic) is a Registration county of Scotland. His father was a neighbour of Robert Burns at Ellisland, and Allan with his brother James visited James Hogg, the "Ettrick shepherd", who became a friend to both. Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796 (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire James Hogg (1770 - 21 November 1835) was a Scottish poet and Novelist who wrote in both Scots and English. James Hogg (1770 - 21 November 1835) was a Scottish poet and Novelist who wrote in both Scots and English. Cunninghams other brothers were the naval surgeon Peter Miller Cunningham (1789–1864) and the poet, Thomas Mounsey Cunningham (1776–1834). Peter Miller Cunningham (1789–1864 Scottish naval surgeon and pioneer in Australia
Cunningham 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 in 1807, and in 1809 he collected old ballads for Robert Hartley Cromek's Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song; he sent in, however, poems of his own, which the editor inserted, even though he may have suspected their real authorship. A ballad is a Poem usually set to Music; thus it often is a story told in a Song. Robert Hartley Cromek (1770-1812 was an engraver art dealer and entrepreneur who was most active in the early nineteenth century Nithsdale ( Srath Nid in Scottish Gaelic) also known by its anglicised gaelic name Strathnith or Stranit, is the valley of the River Nith Galloway ( Gaelic: Gall-Ghaidhealaibh, əŋ ɡauɫ̪ɣəɫ̪əv or Gallobha, Lowland Scots Gallowa) is an area in southwestern It gained for him the friendship of Walter Scott and Hogg. Sir Walter Scott 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 &ndash 21 September 1832 was a prolific Scottish Historical novelist and Poet popular throughout
In 1810 Cunningham went to London, where he worked as a parliamentary reporter and journalist till 1814, when he became clerk of the works in the studio of the sculptor, Francis Chantrey, a post he kept until Chantrey's death in 1841. Year 1810 ( MDCCCX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey ( April 7, 1782 &ndash November 25, 1841) was an English sculptor of the Georgian era Cunningham meanwhile continued to write, three novels, a life of Sir D. Wilkie, and Lives of Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, besides many songs. His prose is often spoiled by its misplaced and too ambitious rhetoric; his verse also is ornate, and both are full of mannerisms, Some of his songs, however, hold a high place among British lyrics. A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea is one of the best British sea-songs, although written by a landsman; and many other of Cunningham's songs became popular. He also brought out an edition of Robert Burns' Works.
He was married to Jean Walker, who had been servant in a house where he lived, and they had five sons and one daughter, all of whom rose to important positions, and inherited in some degree his literary gifts. Among them were Joseph Davey Cunningham, Alexander Cunningham, Peter Cunningham and Francis Cunningham. Joseph Davey Cunningham, (b Scotland, 1812 d 1851 was the author of the book History of the Sikhs and an authority in Punjab Historiography Sir Alexander Cunningham ( 23 January 1814 &ndash 28 November 1893) was a British Archaeologist and Army Peter Cunningham may refer to W Pete Cunningham, American politician from North Carolina Peter Cunningham (writer (1816-1869 Scottish Francis Cunningham (1820–1872 was an officer in the Madras Army member of the Mysore Commission and Literary Editor