The People's Journal

The People's Journal, first published in 1858,[1] was a Dundee-based Scottish periodical, originally produced by John Leng & Co., a local publishing company that for a time enjoyed the Scottish artist, political cartoonist, postcard illustrator and publisher Martin Anderson (better known by his pseudonym Cynicus) as a member of its staff. Another contributor was Camilla Dufour Crosland.[2] Latterly, The People's Journal was produced by the regional publisher D.C. Thomson & Co.[3] The last edition was published on Saturday 11 January 1986.[4] It carried poetry by readers, including William McGonagall.[5]

Editors included William Duncan Latto[5] and Robert Paterson.[6]


  1. ^ Lynch, Michael (ed.). The Oxford companion to Scottish history. Oxford University Press. p. 452. ISBN 9780199693054.
  2. ^ The Feminist Companion to Literature in English, eds Virginia Blain, Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy (London: Batsford, 1990), p. 251.
  3. ^ Dundee Directory - 1882
  4. ^ Retro Dundee - Last People's Journal
  5. ^ a b Watt, Richard (26 January 2017). "Scottish working class poets given new life with People's Journal collection". The Courier. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  6. ^ Morkis, Stefan (6 July 2016). "Former People's Journal editor Bob Paterson". The Courier. Retrieved 17 February 2021.