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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Wilson, William

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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.