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Blackburn, Hugh (1823–1909), mathematician and college administrator, was born on 2 July 1823 at Craigflower in Fife, the seventh and youngest son of the eight children of John Blackburn (1756–1840), Glasgow sugar merchant, and his wife, Rebecca Leslie (b. 1788), daughter of ...


Turner, Sir William (1832–1916), anatomist and university administrator, was born at 7 Friar Street, Lancaster, on 7 January 1832, the eldest surviving son of William Turner (1797–1837), upholsterer and cabinet maker, and Margaret, née Aldren (1793–1869). He had no recollection of his father, who died when he was five years old. His sister ...


Sir William Turner (1832–1916) by Sir George Reid, in or before 1897 reproduced with the kind permission of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


Wilson, Sir Daniel (1816–1892), anthropologist and university administrator, was born on 3 January 1816 in Edinburgh, the third of the eleven children of Archibald Wilson (1784–1843), a wine merchant, and his wife, Janet Aitken (1786–1864). George Wilson (1818–1859) was a younger brother. After education at an elementary school and at a private academy, ...