JOHN STUART BLACKIE (1809-1895), Scottish scholar and man of letters, was born in Glasgow on the 28th of July 1809.
After attending classes at Edinburgh University (1825-1826), Blackie spent three years at Aberdeen as a student of theology.
Blackie was a Radical and Scottish nationalist in politics, but of a fearlessly independent type; he was one of the "characters" of the Edinburgh of the day, and was a well-known figure as he went about in his plaid, worn shepherd-wise, wearing a broadbrimmed hat, and carrying a big stick.
Stoddart, John Stuart Blackie (1895); A.
Blackie, with an appreciation (1896); Howard Angus Kennedy, Professor Blackie (1895).