The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Wilson, William

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Wilson, William
Edition of 1920. See also William Wilson (poet) on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

WILSON, William, American poet: b. Perthshire, Scotland, 25 Dec. 1801; d. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 25 Aug. 1860. He edited the Dundee Review, 1821-23, did newspaper work in Edinburgh, where he was a friend of the brothers Chambers, and coming to this country in 1833 established himself at Poughkeepsie as bookseller and publisher. His ‘Poems,’ edited by Lossing, appeared in 1870, and revised and enlarged editions in 1875 and 1884.