Correspondence of John Wilson

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Correspondence between John Wilson ("Christopher North") and the Rev. John Fleming, with letters to John Wilson from various correspondents, including Robert Morehead, George Jardine, J. Munro, Samuel Gamler, and Charles Parr Burney. 40 letters, 1820-1851; (2) Correspondence between John Wilson ("Christopher North") and Alexander Blair, "Vol.1", 72 letters, 1809-1842, and "Vol.2", 77 letters, 1843-1852. "Vol.1" includes a brief typescript biography of John Wilson

Administrative / Biographical History

John Wilson (1785-1854) was a Scottish author, the "Christopher North" of Blackwood's Magazine, and professor of moral philosophy at Edinburgh University. For a full account of his life and work see the Dictionary of National Biography

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton


In English