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Alves, Robert (1745–1794), poet

Francis Espinasse

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/431

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Alves, Robert (1745–1794), poet, was born at Elgin on 11 December 1745. His father's circumstances were humble, and he was one of a large family but as a promising student he was placed at the Elgin grammar school. At Marischal College, Aberdeen, he won the highest bursary of the year in which he competed. An ...

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