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Brown, James Duff (1862–1914), librarian and compiler of music reference books, was born on 6 November 1862 at 3 Reid Terrace, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, the second of seven children of James Brown of St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Margaret Douglas of ...

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McColl, Robert Smyth (1876–1959), footballer and retailer, was born on 13 April 1876 at 49 Holmhead Street, Glasgow, the son of Donald McColl, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Jemima Smyth. He showed an aptitude for association football at an early age and started playing with a local junior side, ...

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Wilson, Walter (1849–1917), milliner and department store owner, was born at Main Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, on 21 August 1849, the son of Arthur Wilson, a grocer, and his wife, Jane. He was educated at Mrs Alexander's school, Margaret Street, Glasgow (1854–9), and then at the ...