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Howison, John (1797–1859), writer and surgeon, was born on 10 May 1797 in Edinburgh, third and youngest child of William Howison, financial writer, and his wife, Janet Bogle. He was the brother of William Howison (b. 1796?). From 1818 to 1820 Howison travelled in ...

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Smith, Eaglesfield (c. 1770–1838), poet and surgeon, was the second of five children of Eaglesfield Smith (c.1730–1806) and his wife, Anna Galliard. His father was a Scottish landowner with his principal residence at Langshaw House, in Dumfriesshire. His mother was an English heiress descended from the ancient ...