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Aytoun, William Edmonstoune (1813-1865), poet

Theodore Martin and David Finkelstein

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/959
Aytoun, William Edmonstoune (1813-1865), poet


Aytoun, William Edmonstoune (1813-1865), poet, was born on 21 June 1813 in Edinburgh, the only son and youngest of the three children of Roger Aytoun (d. 1843), writer to the signet, and of Joan Keir (d. 1861). Through both father and mother he belonged to old Scottish families, his progenitors ...

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