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date: 18 April 2021

MacLaren, Archibaldlocked

(1819?–1884)
  • Peter C. McIntosh

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MacLaren, Archibald (1819?–1884), teacher of physical education and author, was born at Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. The details of his early life are obscure. He was brought up a Presbyterian. At about the age of sixteen he went to Paris and studied fencing, gymnastics, and medicine but became most interested in physical training. He settled in ...

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