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Smith, Alexanderlocked

(1829–1867)
  • Simon Berry

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Smith, Alexander (1829–1867), poet and essayist, was the eldest of six children born to John Smith (fl. 1800–1890) and Christina née Murray (fl. 1810–1880), only two of whom outlived them. Alexander was born on 31 December 1829 (a date confirmed by the 1851 census, although previous biographers have favoured 1830) in ...

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