Wilson, Sir Daniel

Wilson, Sir Daniel
   Born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Educated at Edinburgh University. In 1845 appointed honorary secretary of the Scottish Society of Antiquaries. In 1853 came to Canada as professor of history and English literature in Toronto University, becoming president of the university in 1881. Elected president of the Royal Society of Canada, 1885. Knighted, 1888.
   Bib.: Works: Prehistoric Man; The Missing Link; Archæology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland; Chatterton: A Biographical Study; The Lost Atlantis, and other Ethnographic Studies. For biog., see Dict. Nat. Biog.; Dent, Can. Por.; Kingsford, Sir Daniel Wilson (R. S. C., 1893); MacMurchy, Canadian Literature.

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