James Glass Bertram

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
James Glass Bertram

James Glass Bertram (1824 – 3 March 1892) was a Scottish author.

He was apprenticed to Tait's Edinburgh Magazine and became managing clerk,[1] before joining a company of strolling players. He returned to Edinburgh and set up as a bookseller and newsagent. In 1855 he was appointed the editor of the North Briton and in 1872 of the Glasgow News, leaving to become a freelance journalist two years later.

Bertram's output included pornography on the theme of flagellation, such as Flagellation and the Flagellants: A History of the Rod published in 1868 under the pseudonym of "Revd William Cooper"[2][3] and Personal Recollections of the Use of the Rod as "Margaret Anson", published by John Camden Hotten.[4][5][6]



  1. ^ Michael W. Hyde, "The Role of 'Our Scottish Readers' in the History of 'Tait's Edinburgh Magazine'", Victorian Periodicals Review, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Winter, 1981), pp. 135-140 [1]
  2. ^ Savran, David (1998). Taking it like a man: white masculinity, masochism, and contemporary American culture. Princeton University Press. pp. 15,323. ISBN 0-691-05876-8. 
  3. ^ Weigle, Marta (2007). A Penitente Bibliography. Sunstone Press. p. 24. ISBN 0-86534-613-5. 
  4. ^ Heath, Stephen (1983). L'enigma del sesso. Nuova biblioteca Dedalo. 23. Edizioni Dedalo. p. 212. ISBN 88-220-6023-7. 
  5. ^ Heath, Stephen (1992). ""Difference"". In Merck, Mandy. The Sexual subject: a Screen reader in sexuality. Routledge. p. 75. ISBN 0-415-07467-3. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Donald Serrell (1969). A Long Time Burning: The History of Literary Censorship in England. Routledge & Kegan Paul. p. 271. 

External links[edit]