Author:William J. Watson

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William J. Watson
(1865–1948)
Scottish toponymist, Professor of Celtic, University of Edinburgh (1914–1938).
William J. Watson

Works[edit]

  • Place-Names of Ross and Cromarty (Inverness, 1904)
  • Prints of the Past around Inverness (Inverness, 1909; 2nd revised edition Inverness, 1925)
  • The Picts: their original position in Scotland (Inverness, 1921)
  • Ross and Cromarty. Cambridge County Geographies. 1924. 
  • The History of the Celtic Place-Names of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1926)
  • Scottish Verse in the Book of the Dean of Lismore (Edinburgh, 1937)
  • History of the Celtic Place-Names of Scotland, (Edinburgh, 1926)

Contributions to The Celtic Review[edit]

  • Notes on the study of Gaelic, volume 2 (1905), pp. 89–91, 188–190, (1906) pp. 290–293, 390–392, volume 3 pp. 187–190.
  • Some Sutherland Names of Places, volume 2 (1906), pp. 360–368.
  • Innis in Place-Names, volume 3 (1907), pp. 239–242.
  • Alexander Macbain [obituary], volume 3 (1907), pp. 381–386.
  • Clair Sheanchian, volume 4 (1907), pp. 80–88.
  • Topographical varia, volume 5 (1908), pp. 148–154, (1909) pp. 337–342, volume 6 (1910) pp. 236–241.


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1948, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.