William Alexander Mackinnon


Association for the Encouragement of Literature Chairman

London - 16th Feb 1831 - ????

Established in 1831 for 'the purpose of establishing a Society to pull down the monopoly of a few of the leading booksellers against the unpatronized genius of the country'. Chair = W. A. Mackinnon; other promoters included Thomas Campbell, Colonel Broughton, C. W. Dilke, Nicholas A. Vigors, Rev. A. S. Wade, Ralph Watson, Sir Thomas Yates etc. Source: Morning Chronicle, 16 February 1831.