The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Scotch novelist, born at Irvine; educated at Greenock, where he held a post in the Custom-house for a time; essayed literature, wrote "The Ayrshire Legatees," "The Annals of the Parish," "Sir Andrew Wylie," "The Entail," and "The Provost"; died of paralysis at Greenock; Carlyle, who met him in London in 1832, says, "He had the air of a broad, gaucie, Greenock burgher; mouth indicating sly humour and self-satisfaction; eyes, old and without lashes, gave me a wae interest for him; says little, but that little peaceable, clear, and gutmüthig " (1779-1839).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Galt, John'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/g/galt-john.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.