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Archer, William (1856–1924), theatre critic and journalist, was born at 6 North Methven Street, Perth, Scotland, on 23 September 1856, the eldest son of the nine children of Thomas Archer (1823–1905) of Glasgow and his wife, Grace Lindsay Morison (1832–1911), the daughter of ...

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William Archer (1856–1924) by Sir Emery Walker, 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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J. H. Thorpe

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Boswell, Robert (1746–1804), Glasite preacher, was a descendant of the Auchinleck family in Ayrshire. He received a classical education and became a writer to the signet in Edinburgh. While still young he became a Glasite, or Sandemanian, and was chosen by the church in ...

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Glas, John (1695–1773), founder of the Glasite or Sandemanian church, was born on 21 September 1695, at Auchtermuchty, Fife, and baptized there on 3 October the only son of Alexander Glas (c.1653–1725), minister of Auchtermuchty and later of Kinclaven, Perthshire, and ...

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John Glas (1695–1773) by James Macardell (after William Millar) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thompson Cooper

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McLean, Archibald (1733–1812), Scotch Baptist minister, was born on 1 May 1733, at East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, and was the son of a farmer, a highlander descended from Brolus, eldest son of Duart, chief of the clan of the McLeans, and a Miss Struthers...

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Morison, James (1762–1809), publisher and writer on theology, was born at Perth on 13 December 1762, the son of Robert Morison (1722–1791), a bookseller and postmaster there, and his wife, Margaret Russel (1720–1800). He too became a bookseller, first at Leith and later at ...

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Morison, Robert (1722–1791), bookseller and publisher, was born in Perth, the son of Francis Morison (d. in or before 1741) and Elizabeth Mitchell. His father was a freeman glazier and bookbinder in Perth from 1706 onwards, and deacon of the Wright Calling...

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Sandeman, Robert (1718–1771), promoter of the Glasite church, was born in Perth on 29 April 1718, the eldest son and second of the twelve children of David Sandeman, linen weaver, and his wife, Margaret Ramsay. After being apprenticed in the family linen-weaving business, he attended ...