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James Blyth (1839–1906) by E. J. Mills, 1901 by permission of Strathclyde University Archives

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Blyth, James (1839–1906), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born on 4 April 1839 at Marykirk in Kincardineshire, near Montrose (Forfarshire), the son of John Blyth (1793/4–1874), an innkeeper and small farmer, and his wife, Catherine (1802/3–1884), daughter of John Grant, militia officer; his parents were both originally from ...

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Galloway, John (1804–1894), iron-founder and engineer, was born on 14 February 1804 at his father's house, 37 Lombard Street, Manchester, the second son of William Galloway (1768–1836) and his wife, Elizabeth. His father had moved to Manchester in 1790 from Coldstream, his birthplace, and by the time ...

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Johnston, George (1855–1945), engineer, was born at West Linton, Peebleshire, on 3 August 1855, the third child of James Aitchison Johnston, the United Presbyterian minister of West Linton, and his wife, Janet, née Fulton. His mother came from Glasgow and in 1861 his father accepted the call to be minister of the congregation at ...

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Shanks, John (1825–1895), sanitary engineer, was born in Stonefield, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 22 December 1825, the eldest son of William Shanks, a handloom weaver and later a church officer, and his wife, Helen Gowans. He served an apprenticeship as a plumber with Wallace and Connell...