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J. M. Rigg

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Clark, John (d. 1807), scholar of Scottish Gaelic literature and land agent, was, in the astringent judgement of the Celtic scholar Alexander Macbain, 'James Macpherson's fellow Badenoch man, contemporary, friend, and sincere imitator in poetry and literary honesty' (Macbain, 186...


Johnes, Thomas (1748–1816), agriculturist and translator, was born at Ludlow, Shropshire, on 20 August 1748, the eldest son of Thomas Johnes (1727–1780) of Llanfair Clydogau and Croft Castle, Herefordshire, member of parliament for Radnorshire, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1813), daughter of ...


Oliver, Roland Anthony (1923–2014), historian, was born in Srinagar, Kashmir, India, on 30 March 1923, the only son of Maj. Douglas Roderick Giffard Oliver (1880–1936), an officer in the Indian Army and later a member of the Indian Political Service, and his wife ...