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(Alexander) Keith Johnston the younger (1844–1879) by unknown engraver, pubd 1879 (after C. Henwood) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Johnston, (Alexander) Keith, the younger (1844–1879), geographer and map publisher, was the only son of (Alexander) Keith Johnston, the elder (1804–1871), and Margaret, daughter of Robert Gray of Edinburgh. He was born in Edinburgh on 24 November 1844, was educated at the Edinburgh Institution...

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Ogilby, John (1600–1676), publisher and geographer, was born on 17 November 1600 at 'Kellemeane', near Dundee, Forfarshire. Nothing is known either of his parents or of his early education, and even the date of his birth is known only from later statements by ...

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John Ogilby (1600–1676) by William Faithorne the elder, pubd 1654 (after Sir Peter Lely) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Watson, (James) Wreford (1915–1990), geographer and poet, was born on 8 February 1915 in Sanyuan, Shensi (Shanxi), China, the third of five children of the Revd James Watson (1878–1952), and Evelyn Russell (d. 1926). His parents were Scottish Baptist missionaries in the ...

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Willes, Richard (1546–1579?), poet and geographer, was born on 5 January 1546, one of several sons of a yeoman, possibly Catholic, family of Pulham, Dorset. In 1558 he went to Winchester College, where he was taught by Christopher Johnson, and to New College, Oxford...