William Kirk Dickson
- For the Scottish inventor, see William Kennedy Dickson.
William Kirk Dickson (1860 – 14 July 1949) was a Scottish advocate, librarian and writer. He was Keeper of the Advocates' Library from 1906–25, and Librarian of the National Library of Scotland from 1925–31.
He was born in Edinburgh, the son of Anne and William Dickson of Mauricewood.
He studied law at University of Edinburgh and qualified as an advocate in 1887.
In the late 19th century he lived at 3 Darnaway Street on the Moray Estate in western Edinburgh.
He died in Edinburgh on 14 July 1949 and is buried with his parents in the Grange Cemetery in the south of the city. The grave lies against the south wall. His wife Kathleen Murdoch lies with him, as does his son, Rear Admiral Robert Kirk Dickson (1898-1952).
- "The First Reader's Ticket – Brief biographies". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
- "Biographies - William Dickson - Donald Ross". National Library of Scotland. 1925-10-26. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
- Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1899-1900
- "Experiences of the Great War : Case study: Archibald William Dickson" (PDF). National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
- Works by William Kirk Dickson at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about William Kirk Dickson at Internet Archive
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