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Hunter, Andrew (1744–1809), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher

D. F. Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theology; Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 910 words.

Hunter, Andrew (1744–1809), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher, was born on 15 February 1744 in Edinburgh, the fourth son (but the eldest to survive infancy) of Andrew...

Ponton, Mungo (1802–1880), inventor of photographic processes and lawyer

R. B. Prosser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Medicinal Chemistry; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Art. 507 words.

Ponton, Mungo (1802–1880), inventor of photographic processes and lawyer, the only son of John Ponton, farmer, and his wife, Isabell née Ponton, was born at Balgreen, near Edinburgh, on 23...

Smith, Adam (bap. 1723, d. 1790), moral philosopher and political economist

Donald Winch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Economics; Political Economy. 13397 words.

Smith, Adam (bap. 1723, d. 1790), moral philosopher and political economist, was baptized on 5 June 1723 at Kirkcaldy, a small port on the Forth. His father, also Adam Smith (1679–1723),...

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

Pam Perkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Publishing. 504 words.

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...

Spens, Henry [Harry] (1714–1787), Church of Scotland minister and classicist

Richard B. Sher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Classical Studies. 600 words.

Spens, Henry [Harry] (1714–1787), Church of Scotland minister and classicist, was born Henry Spence on 10 September 1714 in Edinburgh, the son of James Spens of Kirkton of Alves, an...

Hope, John (1807–1893), lawyer and philanthropist

John Wolffe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 748 words.

Hope, John (1807–1893), lawyer and philanthropist, was born at Dalry House, near Edinburgh, on 12 May 1807, the elder son of James Hope (d. 1842), writer to the signet, and his wife, Jane (dnull...

Stuart, Sir Alexander [Alick] (1824–1886), merchant and politician in Australia

Martha Rutledge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Politics. 829 words.

Stuart, Sir Alexander [Alick] (1824–1886), merchant and politician in Australia, was born on 21 March 1824 in Edinburgh, one of the nine children of Alexander Stuart, writer to the signet,...

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,...

William Cunningham

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Cunningham was born in Edinburgh on 29 December 1849, and died in Cambridge on 10 June 1919. His father, James, was a writer to the signet; His mother, Elizabeth Boyle Dunlop, was the...

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Drummond, Thomas (1797–1840), administrator in Ireland and military engineer

Stanley H. Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 4165 words.

Drummond, Thomas (1797–1840), administrator in Ireland and military engineer, was born in Castle Street, Edinburgh, on 10 October 1797. His father, James Drummond (1764/5–1800), a member of...

Paull, James (1770–1808), trader and politician

Stephen M. Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; UK Politics. 1945 words.

Paull, James (1770–1808), trader and politician, was the son of Alexander Paul, a tailor in Perth, and his wife, Elizabeth Adam. He was educated at the University of St Andrews and then...

Jameson, Sir Leander Starr, baronet (1853–1917), medical practitioner and colonial administrator

Donal Lowry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Medicine and Health. 4814 words.

Jameson, Sir Leander Starr, baronet (1853–1917), medical practitioner and colonial administrator, was born on 9 February 1853 at 5 Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, the youngest of eleven...

Johnston, Sir Reginald Fleming (1874–1938), colonial administrator and Sinologist

Robert Bickers.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Education. 2438 words.

Johnston, Sir Reginald Fleming (1874–1938), colonial administrator and Sinologist, was born at Goshen House, Jordan Lane, Morningside, Edinburgh, on 31 October 1874, the second of three...

Lumsden, Dame Louisa Innes (1840–1935), promoter of women's education, headmistress, and suffragist

Elizabeth J. Morse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Politics; Gender and Politics; Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality. 3112 words.

Lumsden, Dame Louisa Innes (1840–1935), promoter of women's education, headmistress, and suffragist, was born on 31 December 1840 in Aberdeen. She was the seventh and youngest child of...

Menelaus, William (1818–1882), engineer and iron and steel manufacturer

John Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering (General). 1297 words.

Menelaus, William (1818–1882), engineer and iron and steel manufacturer, was born in East Lothian on 10 March 1818. Little is known about his family background except that his father was a...

Anderson, David (1751–1825), East India Company servant

T. H. Bowyer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1167 words.

Anderson, David (1751–1825), East India Company servant, was born in Edinburgh on 10 February 1751, the second of the eight children of David Anderson (1707–1786), writer to the signet, and...