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Grant, Isabel Frances [Elsie] (1887–1983), promoter of Scottish Gaelic culture and writer, was born on 21 July 1887 at 34 Melville Street, Edinburgh, the eldest of the six children of Colonel Hugh Gough Grant CB (1845–1922), of the 78th and Seaforth Highlanders, and his wife, ...

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MacColl, Norman (1843–1904), journal editor and Spanish scholar, was born on 31 August 1843 at 28 Ann Street, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, the only child of Alexander Stewart MacColl and his wife, Eliza Fulford of Crediton. His grandfather, Donald MacColl, was an Episcopalian clergyman who later became factor to the ...

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Macintosh, Donald (1743–1808), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and Gaelic scholar, was born at Orchilmore, near Killiecrankie, Perthshire, the son of a tenant farmer. After attending the parish school he went to Edinburgh, where he worked from 1774 as a penny postman. He subsequently became a copying clerk and tutor to the family of ...

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Maclean [formerly Macleane], Arthur John (1858–1943), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Moray, Ross, and Caithness, and Syriac scholar, was born on 6 July 1858 at 15 Springfield Place, Bath, the last of ten children of A. J. Macleane (1811/12–1858), clergyman and Latin scholar, and his wife, ...

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Mason, Eudo Colecestra (1901–1969), German scholar, was born in Colchester, Essex, on 26 September 1901, the third son of Ernest Nathan Mason (1867–1935), engineer's draughtsman, and his wife, Bertha Betsy, née Kitton (1872–1940), a governess. His father, who had published a study entitled ...

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Charles Kenneth Michael Scott Moncrieff (1889–1930) by unknown photographer, c. 1916 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Moncrieff, Charles Kenneth Michael Scott (1889–1930), translator, was born on 25 September 1889 at Weedingshall, Polmont, near Falkirk, Stirlingshire, the third son of William George Scott Moncrieff (1846–1927), advocate and sheriff substitute for Stirlingshire, and his wife, Jessie Margaret (1858–1936), daughter of Robert Scott Moncrieff...

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Muir, John (1810–1882), Sanskritist, was born at Glasgow on 5 February 1810, the eldest son of William Muir (1783–1820), a merchant of Kilmarnock and magistrate of Glasgow, and his wife, Helen Macfie (1784–1866). He was an elder brother of the Indian administrator and principal of ...

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Muir, Sir William (1819–1905), administrator in India and Islamicist, born on 27 April 1819 in Glasgow, was the youngest child of William Muir (1783–1820), a Glasgow merchant, and his wife, Helen Macfie (1784–1866), of Ayrshire. The Sanskrit scholar John Muir (1810–1882) was his eldest brother. Widowed in 1820, his mother took her four surviving sons and four daughters to ...

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Nicoll, Alexander (1793–1828), orientalist, was born on 3 April 1793 in Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, the youngest son of John Nicoll, maker of noggins (wooden dishes). His elder brother Lewis Nicoll was an advocate in Aberdeen. He was educated successively at a private school (1797–9), the parish school in ...

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Skene, William Forbes (1809–1892), historian and Celtic scholar, the second of seven children of James Skene (1775–1864) of Rubislaw, near Aberdeen, and Jane (1787–1862), daughter of Sir William Forbes, sixth baronet, of Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, was born on 7 June 1809 at Inverie, Kincardineshire...

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William Forbes Skene (1809–1892) by Sir George Reid, 1888 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Urquhart [Urchard], Sir Thomas, of Cromarty (1611–1660), author and translator, was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty (1582–1642) and Christian Elphinston (b. 1590), fourth daughter of Alexander, fourth Lord Elphinston. He records, on the death of his father, that he had been '...

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Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty (1611–1660) by George Glover, 1641 © National Portrait Gallery, London