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Sir John Cowan, baronet (1814–1900) by unknown engraver, pubd 1894 (after Thomas Fall) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Cowan, Sir John, baronet (1814–1900), paper manufacturer and political organizer, was born at 5 St John's Street, Edinburgh, on 7 May 1814, one of the eight children to reach maturity of Alexander Cowan (d. 1859), also a paper manufacturer, of Edinburgh and ...


Smith, Sir Allan MacGregor (1871–1941), employers' leader and politician, was born on 19 May 1871 at 236 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, the second of eight children of Alexander Smith, master house-painter and a native of Elgin, and his wife, Agnes Welsh Campbell, from Glen Orchy...