Leask, William Keith (M)

b. 16 April 1857. d. 2 May 1925. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Poet, editor, and university teacher. Alternative signature: “W. K. Leask.” Born in Old Machar, Aberdeen. Educated at the University of Aberdeen and Merton and Worcester Colleges, Oxford. Assistant Professor of Greek at the University of Aberdeen (1881-1887). Lecturer at the University of Oxford (1889-1894). Returned to Aberdeen in 1894 where he wrote and edited books. Contributed to *Aberdeen University Review* and *Glasgow Herald*. *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entry for “Voices,” published on 19 May 1891, lists the author as W. K. Leask, of Worcester College, Oxford (NLS Dep 341/370). Biographical information Foster, *Alumni Oxonienses*, vols. 3-4, p. 829; *University of Aberdeen*, <https://calm.abdn.ac.uk/museums/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Persons&id=NA16179> (27 January 2022); *Wikipedia*, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Keith_Leask> (27 January 2022). (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Voices 1891-05-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13192