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Cranston, Andrewlocked

(d. 1708)
  • Peter Sherlock


Cranston, Andrew (d. 1708), creator of a public library, was born in the late 1650s in Scotland to unknown parents. He was perhaps connected to the lords Cranstoun, for the descendants of his only known brother, James, assumed the same coat of arms. There is a volume in his library inscribed to him from ...

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H. Scott, , 3 vols. in 6 (1871); new edn [11 vols.] (1915–)