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CodeNA8709
Dates1913-
Person NameCaird; James Bowman (1913-); poet and literary critic
SurnameCaird
ForenamesJames Bowman
Epithetpoet and literary critic
ActivityJames Bowman Caird, poet and literary critic, was born in 1913 in West Linton, and educated at Boroughmuir School, Edinburgh University, the Sorbonne, Paris, and Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh. He married Janet H Kirkwood. Caird was assistant teacher of English at Wick High School in 1938 and at Trinity Academy, Edinburgh, from 1938 to 1940. Between 1940 and 1946 he served in the Royal Artillery Army Education Corps and after the war became principal teacher of English at Peebles High School, 1946-1947. From 1947 to 1974 he was HM Inspector of Schools for Dumfries, Glasgow, Stirlingshire and the Highlands. Caird is a member of the National Trust for Scotland and a member of the Culloden Committee and has a reputation as an accomplished poet and critic.
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