John Buchannan was a resident of Whitby in Yorkshire; orphaned as a child, he was employed as a clerk in a law office at the time he published his volume of poems at the age of eighteen. He contributed verse to the Whitby Repository under the name "Vincent Shadewell" and edited that journal for three years. Buchannan was articled as an attorney and enjoyed distinction in the legal profession.
Albert: a poem in two cantos. 1828.