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Buchanan, Robertsonlocked

  • Michael S. Moss


Buchanan, Robertson (1769–1816), mechanical and civil engineer, was born in Glasgow, the sixth son of George Buchanan and his first wife, Jane Gorvie. The Buchanans were immensely wealthy merchants with interests in North America and the West Indies. It is not known where or how ...

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