John Colin Dunlop

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John Colin Dunlop (circa 1785 - 1842) was a Scottish historian.

Life[edit]

The son of John Dunlop, of Rosebank, Glasgow, he was studious and reclusive. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1807 in 1807, but was only nominally at the Scottish bar. He became sheriff depute of Renfrewshire in 1816.[1]

Works[edit]

Dunlop wrote:[1]

  • History of Fiction (Edinburgh, 1814, other editions 1816 and 1845). Another edition (1888) was edited by Henry Wilson; and there was a German translation as John Dunlop's Geschichte der Prosadichtungen (1851), by Felix Liebrecht.
  • History of Roman Literature to the Augustan Age, first volumes 1823, to 1828.
  • Memoirs of Spain during the Reigns of Philip IV. and Charles II. (1834). This filled the gap between existing histories, supplementing Robert Watson and William Thomson's Philip II and III, and William Coxe's Memoirs of the Kings of Spain of the House of Bourbon.
  • Translations from the Latin Anthology (1838), accused of plagiarism in Blackwood's Magazine when it appeared.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b  Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1888). "Dunlop, John Colin". Dictionary of National Biography 16. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

External links[edit]

  • Table of contents of the German translation (Leipzig 1851, enlarged ed.) of Dunlop's History of Fiction
Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainStephen, Leslie, ed. (1888). "Dunlop, John Colin". Dictionary of National Biography 16. London: Smith, Elder & Co.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainCousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons. Wikisource