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Anderson, Sir Robert (1841-1918), spymaster, detective chief, and author

B. J. Porter

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/41262

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Anderson, Sir Robert (1841-1918), spymaster, detective chief, and author, was born on 29 May 1841 in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, the son of Matthew Anderson (1804-1888), crown solicitor, Dublin, and his wife, Mary. He himself described his more distant forebears as among the Scotch colonists who made Ulster what it is, ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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