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J. M. Rigg

revised by Lionel Alexander Ritchie

Clark, John (d. 1807), scholar of Scottish Gaelic literature and land agent, was, in the astringent judgement of the Celtic scholar Alexander Macbain, 'James Macpherson's fellow Badenoch man, contemporary, friend, and sincere imitator in poetry and literary honesty' (Macbain, 186). In 1778 ...

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MacGregor, Alexander (1806–1881), Church of Scotland minister and writer of Scottish Gaelic prose, was born on 26 May 1806 at the Mission House, Dalfuil, Glengairn, near Ballater, the eldest of the four children of the Revd Robert MacGregor (1767–1846) and his wife, Janet Menzies...

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MacLachlan, Ewen (1773–1822), poet and Gaelic scholar, was born at Torracaltin, Nether Lochaber, the son of a weaver. After attending the parish school at Kilmallie, he worked as private tutor to several prominent local families. Financial assistance from the chief of the clan ...

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Nutt, Alfred Trübner (1856–1910), publisher and Celtic scholar, was born in London on 22 November 1856, the eldest and only surviving son of David Nutt (d. 1863), a foreign bookseller and publisher, and his wife, Ellen, daughter of Robert Carter and granddaughter of ...

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Thomson, Derick Smith [Ruaraidh Mac Thòmais] (1921–2012), Gaelic poet and scholar, was born on 5 August 1921 in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, and brought up in the township of Bayble, the second son of James Thomson, Gaelic poet and head teacher, and his wife, ...