Johnston, James Finlay Weir
- David Knight
Johnston, James Finlay Weir (1796–1855), chemist, was born at Paisley on 13 September 1796, the eldest son of James Johnston, merchant of Kilmarnock. At the University of Glasgow, where he supported himself by tutoring, he won prizes and medals in both science and humanities. After graduating MA in 1826 he went to ...