Title

Literary Activism: James Montgomery, Joanna Baillie, and the Plight of Britain’s Chimney Sweeps

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Description

Excerpt: On 6 February 1824, Joanna Baillie Notified Her Friend Walter Scott that Scottish poet James Montgomery, then living in Sherrield, England, had written to ask her for a poem on the plight on chimney sweeps, also known as climbing boys.