Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Mackail, John Williamlocked

  • Cyril Bailey
  • , revised by Richard Smail


Mackail, John William (1859–1945), classical scholar, literary critic, and poet, was born at Ascog in the parish of Kingarth, Isle of Bute, on 26 August 1859, the only son and second child of the Revd John Mackail, a Free Church minister who, after service in ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

Proceedings of the British Academy
Calendars of the grants of probate … made in … HM court of probate [England and Wales]