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Haldane, Sir William Stowell

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing. 86 words.

Kt, 1912; Writer to the Signet; BL Edin

Born Edinburgh, 1864; y s of Robert Haldane of Cloanden, WS, and Mary Elizabeth Burdon Sanderson; m 1892...

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Millar, Sir James Duncan

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 100 words.

Kt 1932

Born 1871; s of John Millar, MD, Edinburgh, and Christian Duncanson, d of James Duncan, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh; m 1906, Ella, ...

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Binny, Graham

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 71 words.

RSW

Born s of late John Binny, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh, and Euphemia Bremner, e d of late David Crole, Solicitor of Inland Revenue...

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Curle, James

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 147 words.

Writer to the Signet; JP; LLD; FSA; FSA Scot.

Born 27 March 1862; e s of Alexander Curle and Christian, o d of Sir James Anderson, Kt, MP; ...

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Mackenzie, William Forbes (1807–1862), politician and temperance reformer

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; UK Politics. 404 words.

Mackenzie, William Forbes (1807–1862), politician and temperance reformer, born on 18 April 1807 at Portmore, Peeblesshire, was the third and eldest surviving son of Colin Mackenzie, writer...

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Crawford, Donald

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 122 words.

Born 1837; s of Alexander Crawford of Aros, Argyllshire, and Sibella, d of Donald Maclean of Kinlochscridan, Writer to the Signet; m 1914, Hon. Lilian Mary Susan Moncreiff, 2nd null...

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Dickson, Lt-Col Maurice Rhynd

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 105 words.

DSO 1918

Born 2 Jan. 1882; s of John Farquhar Dickson and Ann Macdonald; m 1910; three d; died 10 Jan. 1940

Writer to the Signet; Partner of J. & W....

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Edmond, John Philip

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literature; Publishing. 102 words.

Born 28 July 1850; e s of J. Edmond, bookbinder, Aberdeen; m 1872, Barbara Janet, y d of William Sinclair, wholesale druggist; one s three d; died 30 Jan. 1906

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Simpson, Robert Gordon

in Who Was Who

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Reference Entry. 141 words.

MC 1918

Born 14 Feb. 1887; 4th s of late Sir Robert Russell Simpson, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh; died 29 Jan. 1958

Senior Partner of Chiene & Tait,...

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Stormonth Darling, Sir James Carlisle, (Sir Jamie)

in Who Was Who

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Reference Entry. 225 words.

Kt 1983; CBE 1972; MC 1945; TD

Born 18 July 1918; s of late Robert Stormonth Darling, Writer to the Signet, Rosebank, Kelso, Roxburghshire, and Beryl Madeleine Sayer,...

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Blair, Lt-Col Alexander Stevenson

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 179 words.

CMG 1916; CBE 1933; TD; DL; JP; Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh; BA (Oxon)

Born 3 June 1865; e s of late Patrick Blair, Advocate, Sheriff-Substitute of...

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Chancellor, Sir John Robert (1870–1952), army officer and colonial governor

T. I. K. Lloyd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1087 words.

Chancellor, Sir John Robert (1870–1952), army officer and colonial governor, was born in Edinburgh on 20 October 1870, the second son of Edward Chancellor (1828–1907), writer to the signet,...

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Nisbet, Alexander (1657–1725), heraldic writer

Rosalind K. Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; Education; History. 570 words.

Nisbet, Alexander (1657–1725), heraldic writer, was born in Edinburgh in April 1657 and was baptized on the 23rd, the eldest son and the third of the ten children of Adam Nisbet (d. 1674),...

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Dickson, William Gillespie (1823–1876), advocate and legal writer

G. W. Burnet.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 366 words.

Dickson, William Gillespie (1823–1876), advocate and legal writer, was born on 9 April 1823, the second son of Henry Gordon Dickson, writer to the signet in Edinburgh. He was educated at...

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Ireland, William Wotherspoon (1832–1909), physician and writer

Mathew Thomson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 889 words.

Ireland, William Wotherspoon (1832–1909), physician and writer, was born in Edinburgh on 27 October 1832, the son of Thomas Ireland, a publisher and a descendant of Mrs Welsh, daughter of...

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Preston, William (1742–1818), printer and writer

H. R. Tedder.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Publishing. 676 words.

Preston, William (1742–1818), printer and writer, was born on 28 July 1742 in Edinburgh, the second son of William Preston (d. 1751), writer to the signet, and Helena, née Cumming, of...

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Skelton, Sir John [pseud. Shirley] (1831–1897), writer

[Anon.].

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature. 800 words.

Skelton, Sir John [pseud. Shirley] (1831–1897), writer, was born in Edinburgh on 18 July 1831, the only son of James Skelton of Sandford Newton, writer to the signet and sheriff-substitute...

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Ramsay, John, of Ochtertyre (1736–1814), writer on Scotland

B. L. H. Horn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 865 words.

Ramsay, John, of Ochtertyre (1736–1814), writer on Scotland, was born on 26 August 1736, the elder son of James Ramsay of Ochtertyre, near Stirling (d. 1748), writer to the signet, and Anne...

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Mackay, Aeneas James George (1839–1911), legal and historical writer

A. H. Millar.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History. 730 words.

Mackay, Aeneas James George (1839–1911), legal and historical writer, born at Edinburgh on 3 November 1839, was the only son of Thomas George Mackay, writer to the signet, and his wife,...

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