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Burn, Andrew Robert [Robin] (1902–1991), historian and classical scholar, was born on 25 September 1902 at the rectory, Kynnersley, Shropshire, the son of Andrew Ewbank Burn (1864–1927), rector of Halifax and dean of Salisbury, and his wife, Celia Mary (1866–1959), daughter of Edward Richardson...

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W. W. Wroth

revised by Richard Smail

Mure, William (1799–1860), classical scholar, was born at Caldwell, Ayrshire, on 9 July 1799, the eldest son of William Mure of Caldwell, colonel of the Renfrew militia, and lord rector of Glasgow University (1793–4), and his wife, Anne, eldest daughter of Sir James Hunter Blair, ...

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Ruddiman, Thomas (1674–1757), printer, classical scholar, and librarian, was born in October 1674 at Raggel, in the parish of Boyndie, Banffshire, one of at least three sons of James Ruddiman, a farmer and staunch royalist, and Margaret, daughter of Andrew Simpson, a neighbouring farmer. He excelled in classical studies at ...

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George Stronach

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Sandford, Sir Daniel Keyte (1798–1838), classical scholar, born at Edinburgh on 3 February 1798, was the second son of Daniel Sandford, bishop of Edinburgh, and his wife, Helen Frances Catherine, née Douglas (d. 1837); he was brother of John Sandford. After a distinguished career at the high school and the ...

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Andrew Lang

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Sellar, William Young (1825–1890), classical scholar, was born at Morvich, Sutherland, on 22 February 1825, the third son of the seven boys and two girls of Patrick Sellar (1780–1851), who was notorious as factor to the duke of Sutherland during the highland clearances, and his wife, ...