References for Alexander Wilson

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  1. R Cantwell, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
  2. Biography by George Stronachl, rev. Roger Hutchins , in Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004).


  1. A M Clerke, A popular history of astronomy during the nineteenth century 2nd edn (1887).
  2. A J Meadows, Early solar physics (1970).


  1. G Stronach, Alexander Wilson, Dictionary of National Biography XXI, 545-546.
  2. P Wilson, Biographical account of Alexander Wilson, MD, late professor of practical astronomy in Glasgow, Trans. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 10 (1824), 279-297.

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