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James Playfair

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1755–94). Scots architect, noted as the author of A Method of Constructing Vapour Baths (1783). The latest Neo-Classicism was evident in the powerful Graham mausoleum at Methven,...

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McMurrich, James Playfair

Keith R. Benson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 1040 words.

McMurrich, James Playfair (16 October 1859–09 February 1939), biologist, was born in Toronto, Ontario (Canada), the son of John McMurrich and Janet Dickson. The family was prominent...

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Playfair, James (1755–1794), architect

Peter Leach.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 660 words.

Playfair, James (1755–1794), architect, was born in Benvie, near Dundee, on 5 August 1755, the third son in the family of five sons and three daughters of the Revd James Playfair...

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James Playfair

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1755–94). Scots architect, noted as the author of A Method of Constructing Vapour Baths (1783). The latest Neo-Classicism was evident in the powerful Graham mausoleum at Methven,...

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McMurrich, James Playfair (1859–1939), anatomist in Canada

W. J. Bishop.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 559 words.

McMurrich, James Playfair (1859–1939), anatomist in Canada, was born at Toronto, Canada, on 16 October 1859, the son of John McMurrich (1804–1883) and his wife, Janet Dixon. His father was...

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Playfair, James (1738–1819), Church of Scotland minister and writer on geography

Dennis R. Dean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 507 words.

Playfair, James (1738–1819), Church of Scotland minister and writer on geography, was born on 19 December 1738, the second son of George Playfair, a farmer of West Bendochy, Perthshire, and...

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Playfair, James (1755–94)

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 81 words.

author of A Method of Constructing Vapour Baths (1783). The latest *Neo-Classicism was evident in the powerful Graham *

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M’Murrich, James Playfair

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 207 words.

Born 16 Oct. 1859; s of Hon. John M’Murrich and Janet Dickson; m 1882, Katie Moodie, d of J. J. Vickers, Toronto; one d one ...

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Playfair, James (1755–94)

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 87 words.

(1755–94).

Scots architect, noted as the author of A Method of Constructing Vapour Baths (1783). The

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Playfair, William Henry (1790–1857)

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 274 words.

Younger son of James *Playfair, pupil of William *Stark, he later worked in the offices of

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Playfair, William Henry (1790–1857)

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 275 words.

(1790–1857).

Younger son of James Playfair, he was a pupil of William Stark, and later worked

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William Playfair

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Economics.

(1759–1823)

Playfair was born at Benvie, near Dundee in 1759 and died in Covent Garden, London on 11 February 1823. He was the fourth son of the Reverend James Playfair ...

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Playfair, Sir Robert Lambert (1828–1899), author and colonial administrator

E. I. Carlyle.

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; Literature. 776 words.

Playfair, Sir Robert Lambert (1828–1899), author and colonial administrator, born at St Andrews, Fife, on 21 March 1828, was the grandson of James Playfair, principal of the University of...

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Rountree, Rev. James Peter

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business Finance. 107 words.

MA

Born Cork, 10 Jan. 1846; s of James Rountree, Co. Cork; m Annie Playfair, o d of Walter Brown, Manchester; two s two d...

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Playfair, William Smoult

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 147 words.

MD, LLD; FRCP, FRCSE

Born 27 July 1835; s of late George Playfair, Inspector-General of Hospitals, Bengal; m Emily, d of James Kitson, Elmete Hall, W. Leeds; two ...

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Playfair, William (1759–1823), inventor of statistical graphs and writer on political economy

Ian Spence.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Economics; Political Economy. 1868 words.

Playfair, William (1759–1823), inventor of statistical graphs and writer on political economy, was born on 22 September 1759 at the manse, Liff, near Dundee, the fifth of eight children of...

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Playfair, William Henry (1790–1857), architect

Charles McKean.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 2324 words.

Playfair, William Henry (1790–1857), architect, was born in London on 7 July 1790, the younger son of the expatriate architect James Playfair (1755–1794), who died when William was four,...

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Playfair, Sir Hugh Lyon (1786–1861), army officer and provost of St Andrews

Ian Edward Wareham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1501 words.

Playfair, Sir Hugh Lyon (1786–1861), army officer and provost of St Andrews, was born at the manse, Meigle, Perthshire, on 17 November 1786, the third of four surviving sons and four...

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Playfair, John (1748–1819), mathematician and geologist

Jack Morrell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1377 words.

Playfair, John (1748–1819), mathematician and geologist, was born on 10 March 1748 at Benvie, near Dundee, the eldest son of James Playfair (1712–1772), minister of Liff and Benvie, and his...

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