Laing, David. “A Brief Account of the Hawthornden Manuscripts in the Possession of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; with Extracts, Containing Several Unpublished Letters and Poems of William Drummond of Hawthornden.” Archaeologia Scotica 4 (1831-32): 57-116, 241-70.
Presents a summary and analysis of Drummond's manuscripts given to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
MacDonald, R. H. “Drummond of Hawthornden, Miss Euphemia Kyninghame, and the Poems.” Modern Language Review 60, no. 4 (October 1965): 494-99.
Considers the role of Euphemia Kyninghame, Drummond's mistress, in his life and poetry.
———. “Drummond of Hawthornden: The Season at Bourges, 1607.” Comparative Drama 4, no. 2 (summer 1970): 89-109.
Assesses Drummond's experiences and writings surrounding the year he in spent in France in 1607, primarily focusing on his detailed accounts of the plays he had witnessed.
Masson, David. Drummond of Hawthornden: The Story of His Life and Writings. 1873. Reprint. New York: Greenwood Press, 1969, 490 p.
Critical survey of Drummond's life and literary works.
Rae, Thomas Ian. “The Political Attitudes of William Drummond of Hawthornden.” In The Scottish Tradition: Essays in Honour of Ronald Gordon Cant, edited by G. W. S. Barrow, pp. 132-46. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1974.
Assesses Drummond's political writings, evaluates his cultural and religious influences, and details the nature of his royalist political position.
Walker, Ralph S. “Literary Criticism in Jonson's Conversations with Drummond.” In Ben Jonson's Timber or Discoveries, pp. 123-35. Syracuse University Press, 1953.
Discusses Drummond's opinion of Jonson, and vice versa, as evidenced in the Conversations of Ben Jonson with William Drummond of Hawthornden.
Additional coverage of Drummond's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 121, 213.