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date: 28 March 2020

Laing, Johnlocked

(1809–1880)
  • James Kennedy
  • , revised by Murray C. T. Simpson

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Laing, John (1809–1880), bibliographer, was born on 16 February 1809 at Edinburgh, but grew up at nearby Dalmeny, where his father, also John, was for many years factor to the earl of Rosebery; his mother was Mary Fyfe, of a Banffshire family. He lost the sight of one eye in his youth. After attending the high school in ...

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University of Edinburgh, New College
H. Scott, , 3 vols. in 6 (1871); new edn [11 vols.] (1915–)
University of Edinburgh Library, special collections division