Gilfillan, George, 1813-1878

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George Gilfillan was a Scottish author and minister. Born in Comrie and educated at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, he became minister of a Dundee congregation in 1836 and remained there for the rest of his life. He published sermons, theology, essays, and criticism, notably A Gallery of Literary Portraits, and established a good literary reputation for himself. However, he was often conflicted between his literary interests and his religious beliefs, and his work and personal life sometimes echoed this uncertainty. A series of wicked parodies of his work in the 1850s cost him much of his literary reputation, but he remained a popular lecturer and biographer, and was exceedingly well-liked in Dundee.

From the description of George Gilfillan letter to Dear sir, 1855 Aug. 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 146214112

George Gilfillan was a minister at Dundee and a prolific author and editor. "The Poets" referred to in the letter is Gilfillan's edition of the poets of Great Britain.

From the description of Letter, 23rd Decr. 1853, Dundee, to My Dear Sir. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 46728334

Scottish author.

From the description of Autograph copy of verses, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269561333

From the description of Autograph letters signed (4) : to Prof. Knight, 1871-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590474

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associatedWith Dickinson family, collector. family
correspondedWith Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 person
associatedWith Hemenway, Amy, collector. person
correspondedWith Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886, person
associatedWith Knight, William Angus, 1836-1916, person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Ramsay, John, 1802-1879. person
associatedWith Walford, Edward, 1823-1897, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Presbyterian Church--Clergy--Correspondence


Birth 1813

Death 1878



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