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John Skelton

Skelton, Sir John (1831–1897). Miscellaneous writer. Born in Edinburgh, ed. at the University there, and called to the Scottish Bar 1854, he was Sec. and ultimately Chairman of the Local Government Board for Scotland. He wrote Maitland of Lethington and the Scotland of Mary Stuart (1887), The Crookit Meg (1880), and The Table Talk of Shirley. He contributed to Fraser’s and Blackwood’s Magazines. He received the degree of LL.D. from Edinburgh 1878, and was made K.C.B. 1897.

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