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Tait, William (1793–1864), bookseller and publisher

Pam Perkins

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/26920

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Tait, William (1793–1864), bookseller and publisher, was born at Edinburgh on 11 May 1793, the son of James Tait, a builder. He studied at Edinburgh University but did not graduate. He was briefly articled to a writer to the signet, but he soon abandoned law and set up business as a bookseller with his brother ...

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