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John Nicol (1833–1894)

Nichol, John. A Scottish littérateur and historical writer; born in Montrose, Forfarshire, Sept. 8, 1833; died in London, Oct. 11, 1894. He was a professor of English literature at the University of Glasgow (1861–89), who did much to make American books popular in England. His numerous publications include: ‘Leaves’ (1854), verse; ‘Tables of European History, 200–1876 A.D.’ (1876; 4th ed. 1888); ‘Byron’ in ‘English Men of Letters’ series; ‘American Literature, 1620–1880’ (1882). He was an ardent advocate of the Northern cause during the Civil War, and visited the United States at the close of the conflict.