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Skelton, Sir John [pseud. Shirley] (1831–1897), writer


in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Skelton, Sir John [pseud. Shirley] (1831–1897), writer, was born in Edinburgh on 18 July 1831, the only son of James Skelton of Sandford Newton, writer to the signet and sheriff-substitute at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and his wife, Margaret, née Kinnear. He was educated at the universities of ...

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Subjects: Literature

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