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Adam, Alexander (1741-1809), schoolmaster and classical scholar

James Balfour Paul and Susan Skedd

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/99

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Adam, Alexander (1741-1809), schoolmaster and classical scholar, was born on 24 June 1741 at Coats of Burgie, a small farm in the parish of Rafford, Moray, the youngest child of the large family of John Adam (d. 1758), tenant farmer, and Christian Watson. He was taught to read in a ...

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