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Ferguson, John (1838–1916), chemist and bibliographer, was born on 24 January 1838 at Alloa in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, the second of three children of William Ferguson and his wife, Margaret Kidd. His father moved from Alloa at an early date, settling in Glasgow as a merchant. ...

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John Ferguson (1838–1916) by Sarony, 1880s courtesy of Glasgow University

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Mason, William Shaw (1774–1853), statistician and bibliographer, was born in Dublin, the son of Henry Mason, described as (publicanusBurtchaell & Sadleir, Alum. Dubl.). He was educated, first, under a Mr Carpendale, and then at Trinity College, Dublin, to which he was admitted in 1791, graduating BA in 1796. In conjunction with two others he was appointed by patent in 1805 to the office of remembrancer or receiver of the first-fruits and twentieth parts in ...

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McLeod, Herbert (1841–1923), chemist and bibliographer, was born on 19 February 1841 in Stamford Hill, north London, the eldest child of Bentley McLeod (1808–1870), brewer, and Louisa Jane, née Cristall (1811–1901). McLeod received his initial education at Stockwell grammar school and at a private school in ...

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Sherborn, Charles Davies (1861–1942), geologist and scientific bibliographer, was born on 30 June 1861 at 5 Gunter Grove, Chelsea, London, the eldest child of Charles William Sherborn (1831–1912), a metal-engraver and etcher, and his wife, Hannah Simpson Wait (née Davies; d. 1922)...