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date: 24 February 2020

Laing, Davidlocked

  • Murray C. T. Simpson


Laing, David (1793–1878), antiquary and librarian, was born in North St David Street, Edinburgh, on or shortly after 20 April 1793, the second son of William Laing (1764–1832) and Helen Kirk (1767–1837). His father, by profession a publisher and bookseller specializing in secondhand, antiquarian, and foreign literature, was ultimately to have twelve children, nine of whom, four sons and five daughters, survived until adulthood. ...

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