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Lewis, Agnes Smith (1843–1926), Arabic and Syriac scholar and novelist

Christa Müller-Kessler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Education. 1392 words.

Lewis, Agnes Smith (1843–1926), Arabic and Syriac scholar and novelist, was born Agnes Smith on 16 April 1843 in Irvine, Ayrshire. She was the elder identical twin daughter of John Smith (dnull...

Gordon, Lewis Dunbar Brodie (1815–1876), civil engineer and university teacher

Ben Marsden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Education. 2359 words.

Gordon, Lewis Dunbar Brodie (1815–1876), civil engineer and university teacher, was born on 6 March 1815 in Edinburgh, the fourth son of Joseph Gordon (c.1786–1855) of Carroll in...

Haldane, Richard Burdon, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928), politician, educationist, and lord chancellor

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Education. 10648 words.

Haldane, Richard Burdon, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928), politician, educationist, and lord chancellor, was born at 17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on 30 July 1856. He was the second son (but...

Welsh, James (1775–1861), army officer in the East India Company

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1361 words.

Welsh, James (1775–1861), army officer in the East India Company, was born in Edinburgh on 27 October 1775, the son of John Welsh, writer to the signet, and his wife, Primrose Hook, née Gas...

Erskine, Thomas, of Linlathen (1788–1870), theologian and advocate

Trevor A. Hart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theology. 2210 words.

Erskine, Thomas, of Linlathen (1788–1870), theologian and advocate, was born in Edinburgh on 13 October 1788, the fifth of seven children born to David Erskine, laird of Linlathen, writer...

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),...

Tytler, William (1711–1792), lawyer and historian

A. J. G. Mackay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 578 words.

Tytler, William (1711–1792), lawyer and historian, was born in Edinburgh on 12 October 1711, the eighth of the twelve children of Alexander Tytler, writer to the signet, and Jane, the...

Abbott, Sir Frederick (1805–1892), army officer in the East India Company

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 979 words.

Abbott, Sir Frederick (1805–1892), army officer in the East India Company, was the second son of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired Calcutta merchant, and his wife,...

Pye, Sir David Randall (1886–1960), mechanical engineer and academic administrator

O. A. Saunders.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Organization and Management of Education. 707 words.

Pye, Sir David Randall (1886–1960), mechanical engineer and academic administrator, was born on 29 April 1886 in Hampstead, London, the sixth of the seven children of William Arthur Pye,...

Haldane, Elizabeth Sanderson (1862–1937), public servant and author

Lionel Alexander Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1797 words.

Haldane, Elizabeth Sanderson (1862–1937), public servant and author, was born in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on 27 May 1862, the fifth of six children and only daughter of Robert Haldane...

Menzies, Sir William John (1834–1905), lawyer and financier

Ronald B. Weir.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 929 words.

Menzies, Sir William John (1834–1905), lawyer and financier, was born in Edinburgh on 14 October 1834. His father, Allan Menzies (1804–1856), was a writer to the signet and professor of...

Winram [Windrahame], George, of Liberton, Lord Liberton (d. 1650), politician and judge

David Stevenson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1080 words.

Winram [Windrahame], George, of Liberton, Lord Liberton (d. 1650), politician and judge, was the eldest son of James Winram of Liberton (d. 1632), Midlothian, a writer to the signet, and...

Stuart, Andrew (1725–1801), lawyer and politician

Tristram Clarke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1202 words.

Stuart, Andrew (1725–1801), lawyer and politician, probably born at Torrance in Lanarkshire, was the second son of Archibald Stuart (d. 1767) of Torrance and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir...

Pringle, John Christian (1872–1938), Church of England clergyman and social work administrator

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1065 words.

Pringle, John Christian (1872–1938), Church of England clergyman and social work administrator, was born on 27 August 1872 at 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, the second son of Robert Pringle...

Napier, Mark (1798–1879), lawyer and historian

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 626 words.

Napier, Mark (1798–1879), lawyer and historian, born on 24 July 1798, was descended from the Napiers of Merchiston, near Edinburgh. His father was Francis Napier, a writer to the signet in...

Matthews, Robert Charles Oliver [Robin] (1927–2010), economist and economic historian

P. Howlett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Economics. 1036 words.

Matthews, Robert Charles Oliver [Robin] (1927–2010), economist and economic historian, was born on 16 June 1927 at 18 Walker Street, Edinburgh, the son of Oliver Harwood Matthews, a writer...

Campbell, Sir Ilay, of Succoth, first baronet (1734–1823), judge and politician

Michael Fry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1382 words.

Campbell, Sir Ilay, of Succoth, first baronet (1734–1823), judge and politician, was born in Edinburgh on 23 August 1734, the eldest of four sons of Archibald Campbell of Succoth (d. 1790),...

Abbott, Sir James (1807–1896), army officer

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1375 words.

Abbott, Sir James (1807–1896), army officer, third son of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired Calcutta merchant, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of William Welsh, writer to...

Chairs of Interest to Lawyers

Roger L. Emerson.

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment

April 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 8940 words.

This chapter discusses the lawyers' interest in the humanist's post which taught humanity or Latin. It observes that Scottish lawyers had long taken a special interest in the teaching of...

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Allen, John (1771–1843), political and historical writer

W. P. Courtney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Education; History. 1155 words.

Allen, John (1771–1843), political and historical writer, was born at Redford, in the parish of Colinton, near Edinburgh, on 3 February 1771. His father, James Allen, a writer to the signet...