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James Southall Wilson

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James Southall Wilson
Alma materCollege of William & Mary[1]
EmployerUniversity of Virginia
TitleEditor of Virginia Quarterly Review
SuccessorStringfellow Barr
Spouse(s)Julia Tyler[2]

James Southall Wilson (1880–1963) was an author, University of Virginia professor, and founder of the Virginia Quarterly Review. He organized the 1931 Southern Writers Conference.[3] His wife, Julia Tyler, was the granddaughter of President John Tyler and a founder of Kappa Delta sorority.[2] Wilson wrote the College of William & Mary's spirit song, "Our Alma Mater."[4]

Wilson wrote a biography of ornithologist Alexander Wilson in 1906.


  1. ^ "The Presidents of the William and Mary Alumni Association". William & Mary Alumni Association. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 1910-1911 James Southall Wilson, 1904 A.B., 1931 LL.D.
  2. ^ a b "A Guide to the James Southall Wilson Guest Book, ca. 1922-1937". University of Virginia. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  3. ^ "James Southall Wilson". Virginia Quarterly Review. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  4. ^ "College of William and Mary Choir Alumni Section". College of William & Mary. 2008-08-21. Archived from the original on 2009-11-07. Retrieved 2008-12-09.

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