Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Donald Watson: With Memoir
The author, Donald Watson, was born in a house owned by his father in the beautiful town of Inverness, generally called the Capital of the North Highlands of Scotland. When he was seven years old his father and the... family removed to Renfrew, on the River Clyde, about five or six miles from the city of Glasgow. Here he spent his youthful days, going to work at an early age. He also served his apprenticeship as a marine engineer, in the shipbuilding yard of Simons, Brown Co. Shortly after his apprenticeship was finished he shipped on one of the Anchor Line steamers, and came to America, where he worked as a machinist for several years. Receiving the highest wages then paid. Thus he was able to save enough money to go back to Renfrew, Scotland, where his father and mother still resided, and Open a stationery and fancy goods store. Later he opened another store in Argyle Street, Glasgow.
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