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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