For the dear queer spirit of James Morgan Brown

James Morgan Brown

"Thou art the breath in which I breathe, In thy heart mine own I sheathe ...", Verses, 1893
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James Morgan Brown was a queer, working class, Glasgow socialist.
A friend of Edward Carpenter, he was also a Theosophist and a practitioner of “the dear love of comrades”.
In poor health, in the 1880s he would “wander thro’ the woods of Aberuchill stark naked – the sensation is something delicious” and imagining “deep-eyed Naiads with green water-weeds in their hair”.

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Marking all the unnamed folk who led a queer life and kept the spirit alive.
Donated by Andrew R Wilson
Donated by JC
Donated by Ah now
Donated by BD