Janet Little (later Richmond)

(bap. 13 August 1759 - 15 March 1813)

Works in ECPA

alphabetical listing / listing in source editions

Source editions

  • Little, Janet, 1759-1813. The Poetical Works of Janet Little, the Scotch Milkmaid. Air: Printed by John & Peter Wilson, 1792. (ESTC T126549)


ODNB 40635

Reference works

  • Todd, Janet, ed. A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers 1660-1800. Paperback edition, revised. Lanham et al.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1987. 199. Print.


  • Andrews, Corey E. 'Far-fam'd RAB': Scottish labouring-class poets writing in the shadow of Robert Burns, 1785-1792. Studies in Hogg and His World 23 (2013): 41-67. Print.
  • Bold, Valentina. Janet Little, “the Scotch Milkmaid” and “peasant poetry”. Scottish Literary Journal 20(2) (1993): 21–30. Print.
  • Brown, Hilton. Burns and the Scottish Milkmaid. Burns Chronicle, 2nd ser. 25 (1950): 15–20. Print.
  • Davis, Leith. Gender and the Nation in the Work of Robert Burns and Janet Little. Studies In English Literature (Rice) 38(4) (1998): 621-645. Print.
  • Ferguson, Moira. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets: Nation, Class, and Gender. Albany: State University of New York Press. 1995. Print. Chapter 6. "Janet Little, the Ayrshire Dairywoman: Gender, Class, and Scottish National Identity"
  • Landry, Donna. The Muses of Resistance: Laboring-Class Women's Poetry in Britain, 1739-1796. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1990. Print. Chapter 6.
  • Milne, Anne. Dogs And The 'Talking Animal Syndrome' In Janet Little's 'From Snipe, A Favourite Dog, To His Master' (1791). Scottish Studies Review 4(1) (2003): 69-81. Print.