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Adam, John (1721-1792), architect

A. A. Tait

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/65129

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Adam, John (1721-1792), architect, was born in Edinburgh. He was the eldest of the four sons of the entrepreneur and architect William Adam (bap. 1689, d. 1748) and his wife, Mary Robertson (1699-1761). He attended Dalkeith grammar school. His father's sudden death in 1748 propelled him into the main stream ...

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