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Gairdner, James (1828-1912), archivist and historian

David Loades

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780192802903
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/33307
Gairdner, James (1828-1912), archivist and historian

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Gairdner, James (1828-1912), archivist and historian, was born in Edinburgh on 22 March 1828, the second son of John Gairdner MD (1790-1876) and Susanna, née Tennant (d. 1860). A maternal great-grandfather was William Dalrymple (1723-1814) and Sir William Tennant Gairdner was his brother. Gairdner was educated privately in Edinburgh, and ...

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