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P. B. Ballard

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Adams, Sir John (1857–1934), educationist, was born at Glasgow on 2 July 1857, the third son of Charles Adams, a master blacksmith in the Trongate, Glasgow, and his wife, Barbara McCallum. After attending St David's School he became a pupil teacher at Old Wynd School (later Oatlands School)...

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Alexander, William Picken, Baron Alexander of Potterhill (1905–1993), educationist, was born on 13 December 1905 at 27 Caledonia Street, Paisley, the younger son of Thomas Alexander, then manager of a firewood factory, later director of a sports goods manufacturer, and his wife, Joan, ...

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Blyth, Phoebe (1816–1898), educationist and philanthropist, was born at Gray Street, Newington, in Edinburgh, on 5 April 1816, the daughter of Robert Brittain Blyth, a metal merchant, and his wife, Barbara Cooper. Phoebe had a brother, the Revd Robert Blyth, who was an ardent supporter of Scottish sabbath schools. The family were active members of the ...

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Bowie, James Alexander (1888–1949), economist and educationist, was born at 42 Holburn Road, Aberdeen, on 30 November 1888, the fourth son of William Bowie, a foreman mason, and his wife, Jane Lumsden, who also had four daughters. He attended Central School, Aberdeen, as a pupil teacher and passed first in the king's scholarship for teachers in 1908. He subsequently read philosophy and economic science at ...

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Burgh, James (1714–1775), educationist and author, was born late in 1714 at Madderty, Perthshire, one of the eleven children of Andrew Brugh (c.1677–1736) and Margaret Robertson (d. 1771), daughter of William Robertson of Gladney and an aunt of the historian ...

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Byers [née Morrow], Margaret (1832–1912), educationist and temperance activist, was born in April 1832 at Windsor Hill, Rathfriland, co. Down, the fourth child and only daughter of Andrew Morrow, a noted temperance activist, and his wife, Margaret Herron. The family engaged in farming and also operated a flax mill. On the death of her father in 1840 ...

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Carlile, James (1784–1854), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and educationist, was born on 5 February 1784 at Paisley, the son of James Carlile, a merchant and magistrate; his mother died in 1800. He was educated at Paisley grammar school, and after a brief business career in ...

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Currie, Sir James (1868–1937), educationist, was born in Edinburgh on 31 May 1868, the eldest son of the Revd James Currie, principal of the Church of Scotland Training College, Edinburgh, and his wife, Jane Lyall, daughter of George Key, of St Vigeans, Forfarshire...

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Sir John William Dawson (1820–1899) by unknown engraver, pubd 1886 (after Notman & Sandham) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dawson, Sir John William (1820–1899), geologist and educationist, was born on 13 October 1820 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, the elder of the two sons of James Dawson (1789–1858?), then a merchant and later a bookseller, and Mary Rankine of Stirlingshire. Mary, whose parents had died when she was young, was raised by relatives in ...

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R. W. Livingstone

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Dill, Sir Samuel (1844–1924), classical scholar and educationist, was born on 26 March 1844 at Hillsborough, co. Down, the eldest son of the Revd Samuel Marcus Dill (d. 1870), DD, Presbyterian minister of Hillsborough, later professor of systematic theology and first president of ...

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Forsyth, David (1844–1934), headmaster and educationist, was born in October 1844 at Coatbridge, Glasgow, the son of David Forsyth, a master engineer, and his wife, Agnes Laidlaw. He began his teaching career at the age of thirteen as a pupil teacher in Ayrshire...

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Fraser, Alexander Garden (1873–1962), educationist and missionary, was born on 6 October 1873 at Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, the son of Sir Andrew Henderson Leith Fraser KCSI (1848–1919), of the Indian Civil Service, and his first wife, Agnes Archibald (d. 1879) of Tillicoultry; his grandfather the ...

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Fraser, Charles (bap. 1823, d. 1886), missionary and educationist, was baptized in Aberdeen on 29 July 1823, the son of Hugh Fraser, merchant, and his wife, Christina McAllan. He attended Aberdeen grammar school (1833–8) and then Marischal College, Aberdeen, from which he graduated MA in 1845. He then studied divinity at ...

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Fraser, William (1817–1879), educationist, was born at Cullen in Banffshire about the end of 1817. He was educated at the Edinkillie parish school, attended Belfast College for a term, and then proceeded to the Glasgow Normal Seminary, where he became a master and disciple of ...

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Gloag, James (bap. 1795, d. 1870), teacher of mathematics and educationist, was baptized on 5 October 1795 at Gretna, Dumfriesshire, the second of six children of Andrew Gloag (b. 1761), a cotton hand-loom weaver at Rigg in that parish, and his wife, ...

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Graham, William (1800–1886), schoolmaster and educationist, was born at Dunkeld, Perthshire, on 7 October 1800 to Alexander Graham (c.1774–1833), teacher, and his wife, Margaret Bell, apparently their only child. Alexander Graham moved to Perth to open a Latin academy, and there ...

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Grant, George Monro (1835–1902), Presbyterian minister and educationist, was born on 22 December 1835 at Albion Mines, Pictou county, Nova Scotia. He was the third child of James Grant, farmer and district schoolmaster, who had emigrated from Banffshire in 1826, and Mary Grant...

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Jones, Dilys Lloyd Glynne [née Dilys Lloyd Davies] (1857–1932), educationist, was born at 5 Gordon Square, London, the second daughter of William Davies (1826–1901), ‘Mynorydd’, an eminent sculptor and singer, who was also one of the original fifteen council members of the revived ...

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Laurie, James Stuart (1832–1904), educationist, was born in Edinburgh on 21 September 1832, younger son of James Laurie, chaplain to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and his wife, Jean, daughter of Simon Somerville, United Presbyterian minister at Elgin. Simon Somerville Laurie (1829–1909), later professor of education at ...