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Blackwood, William (1776-1834), publisher and founder of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

David Finkelstein

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/2550

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Blackwood, William (1776-1834), publisher and founder of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, was born in Edinburgh on 20 November 1776, the second son of Alexander Blackwood (1736-1802), descended from a family of silk mercers, and Janet Drysdale. On finishing his formal education at the age of fourteen, Blackwood entered into a six-year ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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