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John Wilson

John Wilson of Elleray FRSE (18 May 1785 – 3 April 1854) was a Scottish advocate, literary critic and author, the writer most frequently identified with the pseudonym Christopher North of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.

He was professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh from 1820–1851.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 18, 1785 (Paisley), Died April 3, 1854 (Edinburgh)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1918

Roles Represented in DAHR: editor, composer, author

Notes: Author John Wilson (pseudonym: Christopher North) is not the same as composer John Wilson (1595-1674).

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15039 10-in. 7/3/1914 Come away, Death Raymond Dixon Male vocal solo, with harp composer  
Victor C-15848 12-in. 3/30/1915 Turn ye to me John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-21634 10-in. 3/27/1918 The toils are pitch'd Laura Littlefield Female vocal solo, with orchestra editor  
Victor B-21635 10-in. 3/27/1918 They bid me sleep Laura Littlefield Female vocal solo, with orchestra editor  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wilson, John," accessed October 4, 2022,

Wilson, John. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 4, 2022, from

"Wilson, John." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 4 October 2022.

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