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Adam, William (bap. 1689, d. 1748), builder and architect, was baptized on 24 October 1689 at Abbotshall church, Kirkcaldy, Fife. He was the only surviving child of John Adam, builder and merchant, and of his wife, Helen, daughter of the third Lord Cranstoun...

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Adams, Thomas (1871–1940), town and country planner, was born on 10 September 1871 at Meadow House Farm, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, the eldest of the four children of James Adams (1841/2–1888), dairyman, and his wife, Margaret, née Johnstone (1847/8–1899), housekeeper. Educated at Daniel Stewart's College...

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Anderson, Janet (1697–1761), milliner and maker of graveclothes, was born on 1 January 1697 and baptized in Edinburgh two days later. She was the daughter of James Anderson (1662–1728), clerk to the signet and author of Diplomata Scotiae, and Jean Ellis or Ellies (...

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James Craig Annan (1864–1946) by William Strang, 1902 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Annan, James Craig (1864–1946), photographer, was born on 8 March 1864, the second of the seven children of Thomas Annan (1829/30–1887), photographer, and his wife, Mary Young Craig, at 15 Burnbank Road, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, in Talbot Cottage, named after William Henry Fox Talbot...

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Louisa Caroline Baring, Lady Ashburton (1827–1903) by Carlo, Baron Marochetti, 1861 property of the Marquess of Northampton; Beedle & Cooper

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Baring [née Stewart-Mackenzie], Louisa Caroline, Lady Ashburton (1827–1903), art collector and philanthropist, was born at Seaforth Lodge, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, on 5 March 1827, the third daughter and sixth child of James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie (d. 1843)...

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Blackwell [née Blachrie], Elizabeth (bap. 1707, d. 1758), botanical author and artist, was baptized on 22 June 1707 at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, the sixth daughter of a prosperous stocking merchant, William Blachrie (b. c.1669) and his wife, Isobel Fordyce. Elizabeth...

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Brodie, Alexander (1829/30–1867), sculptor, was born at 8 Virginia Street, Aberdeen, the youngest of the three sons of John Brodie (1786/7–1865), shipmaster and merchant seaman, of Banff and Aberdeen, and his wife, Mary Walker (1786?–1846). While serving an apprenticeship as a brass-finisher in the foundry of ...

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Brodie, William (1815–1881), sculptor, was born in Banff on 22 January 1815, and baptized on 10 February 1815 at Banff, the oldest of the three sons of John Brodie (1786/7–1865), shipmaster and merchant seaman of Banff and Aberdeen, and his wife, Mary Walker (1786?–1846)...

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Burn, William (1789–1870), architect, was born in Edinburgh on 20 December 1789, the fourth and eldest survivor of the sixteen children of Robert Burn (1751–1815) and his wife, Janet Laing (bap. 1765). The elder Burn was an architect–builder of the Adam school, with a good practice in medium-sized country houses and a marble works on ...

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Sir David Young Cameron (1865–1945) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cameron, Sir David Young (1865–1945), painter and etcher, was born on 28 June 1865 at 1 Queen's Terrace, Glasgow, the fourth of the nine children and elder surviving son of the Revd Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in ...

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Cameron, Katharine (1874–1965), watercolour painter and etcher, was born on 26 February 1874 at 16 Sardinia Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow, the eighth of the nine children of Robert Cameron (1825–1898), minister of Cambridge Street United Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, and his wife, Margaret Johnston (...

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Katharine Cameron (1874–1965) by unknown photographer, 1931 [detail] © reserved; collection National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomas David Gibson Carmichael, Baron Carmichael (1859–1926) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carmichael, Thomas David Gibson, Baron Carmichael (1859–1926), administrator in India and art collector, was born at Castlecraig, near Edinburgh, on 18 March 1859, the eldest son of the Revd Sir William Henry Gibson Carmichael, tenth baronet (1827–1891), and his wife, Eleanora Anne (...

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Chisholm, Alexander (bap. 1792, d. 1847), portrait and historical painter, was born at Elgin, in Moray, and baptized there on 14 August 1792, the son of John Chisholm, a tanner, and his wife, Margaret Bowie. He was brought up as a weaver and was sent to ...

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L. A. Fagan

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Clark, Thomas (1820–1876), landscape painter, was born in Whiteside, Stirlingshire, on 14 November 1820, the son of William Clark, writer to the signet and sheriff-substitute of Clackmannanshire, and his wife, Margaret Bennet. He was educated at Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire; during his school-days he sustained an injury to his shoulder, the effects of which left him permanently disabled. Having early decided to become a painter, he settled in ...

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R. E. Graves

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Crawford, William (1822–1869), portrait and genre painter, was born at Ayr on 9 August 1822, the second son of Archibald Crawfurd or Crawford (1784–1843), poet and auctioneer, the author of such popular lyrics as 'Bonnie Mary Hay', and his wife, Catherine or Catharine Craig...