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Robison, Sir Johnlocked

  • Ben Marsden


Robison, Sir John (1778–1843), inventor and scientific administrator, was born on 11 June 1778 in Edinburgh, the eldest son of Professor John Robison (1739–1805), natural philosopher, and his wife, Rachel Wright (1759–1852?). He studied in Edinburgh at the high school from about 1786 and, for three years, at the university (...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)