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Nasmyth, Alexander (1758–1840), artist and engineer

J. C. B. Cooksey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198604761
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:
Nasmyth, Alexander (1758–1840), artist and engineer

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Nasmyth, Alexander (1758–1840), artist and engineer, was born on 9 September 1758 at his father's house at Anderson's Land in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh, the second of two children of Michael Naesmyth (1719–1803), an architect and builder, and his wife, Lillias Anderson, known as Mary...

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