Latto, Thomas [Carstairs]


Student United College 1832-1833 Lat. Jun.; Gk. Jun. 1833-1834 Math. 1; Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Log. 1834-1835 Gk. Prov.; Lat. Prov.; Ethics 1835-1836 Civ. Hist.; Gk. Prov.; 1836-1837 Lat. Prov.


Born 1.12.1818 son of Alexander Latto, schoolmaster, Kingsbarns and Elizabeth Simpson. [Teacher]


Studied law in Edinburgh. Worked in Dundee a few years then commission agent in Glasgow. Went to America in 1854.

Published poems including ‘The kiss ahint the door’. [Poet]

Editor of the Scottish American Journal.


Died in New York [U.S.A.] 12.5.1894.


  • United College prize list
  • Northern notes and queries 7 1893 p190
  • C. Rogers, The Scottish minstrel p57
  • St AUL, Cutting in Bennet collection