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CodeNA9516
Dates1800-1874
Person NameLeighton; Alexander (1800-1874); Author and editor
SurnameLeighton
ForenamesAlexander
EpithetAuthor and editor
ActivityBorn in Dundee in 1800, Alexander Leighton studied medicine in Edinburgh but became a lawyer’s clerk. Quickly finding his feet as a man of letters, he became editor of John Mackay Wilson’s Tales of the Borders, published by Sutherland in Edinburgh. A competent and fairly knowledgeable writer, he produced various works with a Scottish theme. He died in 1874.
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