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Pitcairn, Robert (1793–1855), antiquary

Alan Bell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Pitcairn, Robert (1793–1855), antiquary, was born in Edinburgh on 14 August 1793, the second son of Robert Pitcairn, principal keeper of the register of deeds at the Register House, and his wife, Jean Kincaid. He was apprenticed to William Patrick, writer to the signet, and was admitted to the ...

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