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Nasmith, David (1799–1839), founder of town and city missions

Gordon Goodwin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/19794

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Nasmith, David (1799–1839), founder of town and city missions, was born at Glasgow on 21 March 1799. He attended sabbath school and the city's grammar school, with a view to the university, but, as he made no progress he was apprenticed about 1811 to a manufacturer there. In June 1813 he became secretary to the newly established ...

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