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Adams, Sir John (1857–1934), educationist, was born at Glasgow on 2 July 1857, the third son of Charles Adams, a master blacksmith in the Trongate, Glasgow, and his wife, Barbara McCallum. After attending St David's School he became a pupil teacher at Old Wynd School (later Oatlands School)...

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Fraser, William (1817–1879), educationist, was born at Cullen in Banffshire about the end of 1817. He was educated at the Edinkillie parish school, attended Belfast College for a term, and then proceeded to the Glasgow Normal Seminary, where he became a master and disciple of ...

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Muir, Sir Thomas (1844–1934), mathematician and educationist, was born on 25 August 1844 in Biggar, near Lanark, Scotland, the son of George Muir, railway superintendent, and his wife, Mary Brown. The family moved away from Biggar, and he was sent to Wishaw public school...

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David Stow (1793–1864) by John Graham Gilbert Collection: University of Strathclyde

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Stow, David (1793–1864), school founder and educationist, was born in Paisley on 17 May 1793, the son of William Stow and his wife, Agnes Smith. William Stow was a prosperous Paisley merchant and magistrate but the family was partly of English descent; David Stow's...