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

Janet 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


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, widow of Robert Naesmyth. Alexander's great-grandfather, ...

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