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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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Anderson, John (1798–1839), genealogist and writer to the signet

Lionel Alexander Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 585 words.

Anderson, John (1798–1839), genealogist and writer to the signet, was born on 16 August 1798, the eldest of four children of Peter Anderson (1768–1823), a solicitor in Inverness, and his...

Craig, James Thomson Gibson- (1799–1886), writer to the signet and book collector

Alan Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 489 words.

Craig, James Thomson Gibson- (1799–1886), writer to the signet and book collector, was born on 12 March 1799, the second son of Sir James Gibson Craig (1765–1850), clerk of the signet, of...

Pitcairn, Robert (1793–1855), antiquary

Alan Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 566 words.

Pitcairn, Robert (1793–1855), antiquary, was born in Edinburgh on 14 August 1793, the second son of Robert Pitcairn, principal keeper of the register of deeds at the Register House, and his...

Richardson, John [styled Sir John Richardson, ninth baronet] (1740/41–1795), orientalist

P. J. Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 975 words.

Richardson, John [styled Sir John Richardson, ninth baronet] (1740/41–1795), orientalist, was the third son of George Richardson, writer to the signet, of Edinburgh, and of his wife, Jean,...

Spens, Sir William [Will] (1882–1962), educationist

Peter Gosden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 1868 words.

Spens, Sir William [Will] (1882–1962), educationist, was born on 31 May 1882 at 7 Woodside Place, Glasgow, the eldest of the four sons of John Alexander Spens (1847–1928), writer to the...

Gibson [née Smith], Margaret Dunlop (1843–1920), Arabic and Syriac scholar

Christa Müller-Kessler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 1146 words.

Gibson [née Smith], Margaret Dunlop (1843–1920), Arabic and Syriac scholar, was born on 16 April 1843 in Irvine, Ayrshire, the younger twin daughter of John Smith (d. 1866), writer to the...

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,...

Muirhead, John Henry (1855–1940), philosopher

C. G. Robertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy. 1215 words.

Muirhead, John Henry (1855–1940), philosopher, was the third son of John William Muirhead (d. 1857), writer to the signet, of Glasgow, and his wife, Mary Burns (d. 1891), who claimed a...

Ferrier, James Frederick (1808–1864), philosopher

Kirk Willis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy. 1216 words.

Ferrier, James Frederick (1808–1864), philosopher, was born on 16 June 1808 at 15 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, the eldest son of John Ferrier, barrister and writer to the signet, and Margaret...

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...

Erskine, William (1773–1852), historian of India

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History. 1489 words.

Erskine, William (1773–1852), historian of India, was born in Edinburgh on 8 November 1773, the seventh child of David Erskine (d. 1791), son of John Erskine (1695–1768) and writer to the...

Murray, David (1842–1928), lawyer and antiquary

Michael S. Moss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 925 words.

Murray, David (1842–1928), lawyer and antiquary, was born at Glasgow on 15 April 1842, the eldest son of David Murray, a writer to the signet in Glasgow, and Ann Hunter Guthrie. He attended...

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...

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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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...

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,...

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...