John Wilson (Scottish Writer)

John Wilson (Scottish Writer)

John Wilson of Ellerey FRSE (18 May 1785 – 3 April 1854) was a Scottish advocate, literary critic and author, the writer most frequently identified with the pseudonym Christopher North of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.

He was professor of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University (1820-51).

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