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William Blackwood (1776–1834) by Sir William Allan, 1830? Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Blackwood, William (1776–1834), publisher and founder of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, was born in Edinburgh on 20 November 1776, the second son of Alexander Blackwood (1736–1802), descended from a family of silk mercers, and Janet Drysdale. On finishing his formal education at the age of fourteen, ...

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Graham, Hugh, Baron Atholstan (1848–1938), newspaper proprietor in Canada, was born of Scottish parents at Athelstan, Huntingdon county, eastern Quebec, on 18 July 1848, the eldest son of Robert Walker Graham and his wife, Marion, the daughter of Colonel Thomas McLeay Gardner. At the age of fifteen his scanty education at ...

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Edmund Dwyer Gray (1845–1888) by James Russell & Sons, 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gray, Edmund Dwyer (1845–1888), newspaper proprietor and politician, second son of the Irish nationalist Sir John Gray (1816–1875) and Anna, daughter of James Dwyer, was born in Dublin on 29 December 1845. After his education Gray joined in the management of his father's newspaper, the ...