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White, John Campbell, Baron Overtoun (1843–1908), philanthropist and chemical manufacturer

Lionel Alexander Ritchie

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/36862

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White, John Campbell, Baron Overtoun (1843–1908), philanthropist and chemical manufacturer, was born at Hayfield, near Rutherglen, on 21 November 1843, the middle child of seven and only son of James White (1812–1884) and his wife, Fanny Campbell (d. 1891). James White had trained as a lawyer before entering the family firm of ...

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History ; Society and Culture ; Industrial Chemistry ; Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction

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