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Brown, James Duff (1862–1914), librarian and compiler of music reference books, was born on 6 November 1862 at 3 Reid Terrace, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, the second of seven children of James Brown of St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Margaret Douglas of ...


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Thomson, James (1768–1855), editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, born in May 1768 at Crieff, Perthshire, was the second son of John Thomson and his wife, Elizabeth Ewan. Thomas Thomson (1773–1852) was his younger brother. He was educated at the parish school in Crieff...