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Ferguson, John (1838–1916), chemist and bibliographer, was born on 24 January 1838 at Alloa in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, the second of three children of William Ferguson and his wife, Margaret Kidd. His father moved from Alloa at an early date, settling in Glasgow as a merchant. ...


John Ferguson (1838–1916) by Sarony, 1880s courtesy of Glasgow University


McLeod, Herbert (1841–1923), chemist and bibliographer, was born on 19 February 1841 in Stamford Hill, north London, the eldest child of Bentley McLeod (1808–1870), brewer, and Louisa Jane, née Cristall (1811–1901). McLeod received his initial education at Stockwell grammar school and at a private school in ...