Samuel Rutherford Crockett

Samuel Rutherford Crockett (24 September 186016 Aprile 1914) wis a Scots novellist, born at Duchrae, Galloway, the son o a Galloway fermer.

Samuel Rutherford Crockett, Scottish novellist (1860 - 1914)

He wis brocht up on a Galloway ferm, an graduated fre Edinburgh Varsity in 1879. Efter some years o traivel he became in 1886 meenister o Penicuik. In that year he produced his first publication, Dulce Cor (Laitin: Sweet Heart), a collection o verse.

He eventually abandoned the Free Kirk ministry for novelle-writin.

The sonse o J.M. Barrie an the Kailyard schuil o writin haed creatit a demand for stories in Scots whan Crockett furthsetit his sonsefu storie o The Stickit Minister in 1893. It wis follaet bi a rapidly produced series o popular novelles frequently featurin the history o Scotland or wi his native Galloway.


  • The Raiders, The Lilac Sun-bonnet an Mad Sir Uchtred (1894)
  • The Men of the Moss Hags (1895)
  • Cleg Kelly an The Grey Man (1896)
  • The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion (1897)
  • The Red Axe (1898)
  • Kit Kennedy (1899)
  • Joan of the Sword Hand an Little Anna Mark (1900)
  • Flower o' the Corn (1902)
  • Red Cap Tales (1904)