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date: 02 June 2020

Russell, Jameslocked

(c. 1720–1773)
  • Paul Wood


Russell, James (c. 1720–1773), surgeon and natural philosopher, was born in Edinburgh, the son of the surgeon Francis Russell and his wife, a daughter of Robert Gordon of Halhead, Aberdeenshire. Little is known of Russell until 21 January 1747, when he was made a burgess and guild brother of ...

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