George Brisbane Scott Douglas

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George Brisbane Scott Douglas (1856–1935) was a Scottish poet and writer, as well as a Baronet. He was born on 22 December 1856 in Gibraltar. His mother, Dona Sanchez de Pina, was a native of Gibraltar. He never married and he combined the running of a large country estate with his literary and academic endeavours.[1] Educated at Harrow and Trinity College in Cambridge, his first book was published in 1880.[2] He authored some of his books under the name of Sir George Douglas. The family seat was Springwood House, Kelso in the Scottish Borders.[2] He died on 22 June 1935.[3]


  • Poems (1880)
  • The Fireside Tragedy (1896)
  • New Border Tales (1892)
  • Poems of a Country Gentleman (1897)
  • History of Border Counties: Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles (1899) William Blackwood & Sons
  • Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales (reprinted 1901 by W. Scott Publication Company)

He also wrote biographies of James Hogg (1899) and The “Blackwood” Group (1897) in the "Famous Scots Series" published by Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier. Also The Life Of Major-General Wauchope C.B., C.M.G., LL.D, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1904, and other works.



  1. ^ Sir George Brisbane Douglas, The Douglas Archives, retrieved 30 October 2014 
  2. ^ a b "Scots Baronet Poet Dead", Dundee Courier (25602), p. 10, 25 June 1935, retrieved 30 October 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive, (Subscription required (help)) 
  3. ^ Boyd, Halbert J. (27 June 1935), "An Appreciation", Southern Reporter (3924), p. 4, retrieved 30 October 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive, (Subscription required (help))