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Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941) by Lafayette, 1926 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Frazer, Sir James George (1854–1941), social anthropologist and classical scholar, was born in Blythswood Square, Glasgow, on 1 January 1854, the eldest of the four children of Daniel F. Frazer (1821–1900), leading partner in the long-established firm of chemists Frazer and Green, and his wife, ...


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Ross, William Stewart [pseud. Saladin] (1844–1906), secularist, born at Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright, on 20 March 1844, was the son of Joseph Ross, a farm servant and a Presbyterian. In early life Ross developed a love for poetry and romance. After being educated at the parish school of ...