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Picken, Joanna Belfrage [pseud. Alpha]locked

(1798–1859)
  • Marilyn Malina

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Picken, Joanna Belfrage [pseud. Alpha] (1798–1859), poet and teacher, was born on 8 May 1798 at Fountain Close, Edinburgh, the fourth child and third daughter of Ebenezer Picken (1769–1816), ‘the poet of Paisley’, and Robina Belfrage, daughter of the Revd John Belfrage...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)