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Menzies, John

Richard Davenport-Hines

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Menzies, John (1808–1879), wholesale distributor and newsagent, was born in Edinburgh, the son of John Menzies, merchant, and his wife, Catherine Lindsay. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh. After a stiff and joyless apprenticeship (1823–30) to an Edinburgh bookseller named ...

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