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writer to the Signet

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In Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session; originally a clerk in the Secretary of State's office who prepared writs for the Signet.

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Monro, David Binning (1836–1905), classical scholar

L. R. Phelps.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Classical Studies. 1041 words.

Monro, David Binning (1836–1905), classical scholar, was born at Edinburgh on 16 November 1836, the eldest child of the four sons and two daughters of Alexander Binning Monro, writer to the...

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...