Dundee and Courier Argus/1897/Obituary: William Galloway
Death of a Galloway Antiquary and Poet.
—Mr William Galloway, who has been employed for the last twelve or thirteen years in excavating the foundations of the old Cathedral at Whithorn, died in Saturday evening after a short illness. Mr Galloway, who was about sixty-five years of age, was born in Edinburgh, educated at the High School there, and afterwards apprenticed to Mr Patrick Wilson, architect, Queen Street, Edinburgh. He was a great reader of all kinds of literature, and early took to painting, and has executed some very fine paintings. He turned is mind early to ecclesiastical architecture. Old monuments of all kinds had a strong attraction for him, and his skill in seeing the significant marks and deciphering characters on old stones was very great and exact. He was well versed in several languages, including Hebrew and Greek. Mr Galloway was a man of broad philosophic mind, and was a poet of some eminence.