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Brown, James Duff (1862–1914), librarian and compiler of music reference books, was born on 6 November 1862 at 3 Reid Terrace, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, the second of seven children of James Brown of St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Margaret Douglas of ...

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Cranston, Andrew (d. 1708), creator of a public library, was born in the late 1650s in Scotland to unknown parents. He was perhaps connected to the lords Cranstoun, for the descendants of his only known brother, James, assumed the same coat of arms. There is a volume in his library inscribed to him from ...

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Sir William Llewelyn Davies (1887–1952) by Bassano, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gildas Tibbott

revised by Brynley F. Roberts

Davies, Sir William Llewelyn (1887–1952), librarian, was born at Plas Gwyn schoolhouse, near Pwllheli, on 11 October 1887, the third child and younger son of William Davies and his wife, Jane Evans, both natives of Llanafan, Cardiganshire. His father, formerly the earl of Lisburne's...

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Dickson, William Kirk (1860–1949), librarian, was born at 20 George Square, Edinburgh, on 24 November 1860, the son of William Dickson, a wholesale stationer of Mauricewood, Glencorse, Edinburgh, and his wife, Anne Kirk. He was educated at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, and at the ...

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Fancourt, Samuel (1678–1768), librarian and Presbyterian minister, was born at Oakham, Rutland, one of the four boys and two girls of Richard Fancourt, a prosperous merchant, and Anne Tresham. He was educated at the dissenting academy in Hungerford, Berkshire, under Benjamin Robinson and was ordained minister on 24 May 1709. He had married ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by Alexander Du Toit

Gordon, Duke (1739–1800), librarian, was born on 20 May 1739, the son of William Gordon (c.1700–c.1760), a weaver in the Potterrow, Edinburgh, who named him after the duke of Gordon. He was taught by Andrew Waddel at a private school in the ...

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Irving, David (1778–1860), literary scholar and librarian, was born on 5 December 1778 in Langholm, Dumfriesshire, the youngest son of Janetus Irving, a baker, and Helen, née Little, whose family farmed at Canonbie, outside Langholm. He was educated both at the grammar school and at a small private school at ...

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G. C. Boase

revised by Iain Gordon Brown

Jamieson, Thomas Hill (1843–1876), librarian, was born on 21 August 1843 at Bonnington, Forfarshire, the son of Peter Jamieson, a shoemaker, and his wife, Janet Hill, and was educated at the burgh and parochial school of Arbroath. He became a pupil teacher at ...

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Kirkwood, James (b. c. 1650, d. in or after 1709), clergyman and advocate of parochial libraries, was born in or near Dunbar. His schooling took place there, and from 1666 he studied at Edinburgh University, where he graduated MA in 1670. Scott's Fasti ecclesiae Scoticanae...

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David Laing (1793–1878) by Sir William Fettes Douglas, 1862 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Laing, David (1793–1878), antiquary and librarian, was born in North St David Street, Edinburgh, on or shortly after 20 April 1793, the second son of William Laing (1764–1832) and Helen Kirk (1767–1837). His father, by profession a publisher and bookseller specializing in secondhand, antiquarian, and foreign literature, was ultimately to have twelve children, nine of whom, four sons and five daughters, survived until adulthood. ...

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Maltby, William (1763–1854), bibliographer and librarian, is said to have been born in London on 17 January 1763 (DNB), though his baptism was not recorded until 13 February 1765 at the Old Jewry Presbyterian Church. He was the youngest of ten children of ...

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George Stronach

revised by Nilanjana Banerji

Small, John (1828–1886), librarian, the son of John Small (d. 1847) and his wife, Margaret Brown, was born in Edinburgh. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated MA in 1847. In the same year, on the death of his father, who was sub-librarian of ...