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Wilson, John, 1785-1854



  • Existence: 1785-05-18 - 1854-04-01


John Wilson (1785-1854), Scottish advocate, literary critic, and author.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Note, 1830

 Part of Collection — Box 59: [Barcode: 39002137225349], Folder: GROUP 2281, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

ANS regarding a moral philosophy class at the University of Edinburgh.

The note is written on the verso of a printed card, possibly an admission ticket to the class.

Dates: 1830

John Wilson papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 45
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence concerning the publication and subscription sales of Wilson's works, especially his long poem "The Isle of Palms" (1812). In addition to letters between Wilson and the Glasgow booksellers John Smith and Son, there are also letters from subscribers, other booksellers, and customers to John Smith concerning the availability and distribution of the poem, including James and John Ballantyne and Longmans Ltd. The collection also contains a poem by Wilson,...
Dates: 1810-1844