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John Galt (1779–1839)

Galt, John. A Scottish novelist; born at Irvine, Ayrshire, May 2, 1779; died at Greenock, April 11, 1839. Going abroad, he met Lord Byron at Gibraltar, and sailed with him for Greece. Returning to London, he contributed to Blackwood’s. ‘The Annals of the Parish’ was published in 1821, and met a popular welcome. In rapid succession appeared ‘Sir Andrew Wylie,’ ‘The Entail,’ ‘The Steamboat,’ ‘The Provost,’ ‘Ringan Gilhaize, ‘The Spaewife,’ and ‘Rothelan.’ His ‘Literary Miscellanies’ was published in 1834. He also wrote a ‘Life of Byron.’