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Johnston, James Finlay Weir (1796–1855), chemist, was born at Paisley on 13 September 1796, the eldest son of James Johnston, merchant of Kilmarnock. At the University of Glasgow, where he supported himself by tutoring, he won prizes and medals in both science and humanities. After graduating MA in 1826 he went to ...


John Stewart MacArthur (1856–1920) by G. Comrie Smith The Master and Fellows of Balliol College, Oxford


MacArthur, John Stewart (1856–1920), metallurgical chemist, was born on 9 December 1856 at 12 Norfolk Street, Hutchesontown, Glasgow, one of six sons and a daughter (two other sons died in infancy) of Robert McArthur (spelled thus on the birth certificate; b. 1819), tailor, of ...