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Alexander Adam (1741–1809) by Sir Henry Raeburn, c. 1805 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Adam, Alexander (1741–1809), schoolmaster and classical scholar, was born on 24 June 1741 at Coats of Burgie, a small farm in the parish of Rafford, Moray, the youngest child of the large family of John Adam (d. 1758), tenant farmer, and Christian Watson...

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Adams [formerly Adam], Francis (1796–1861), physician and classical scholar, was born on 13 March 1796 at Auchinhove, Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire, the son of James Adam, a small farmer and builder, and his wife, Elspet Black. He was educated at the parish school, winning a bursary to ...

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Blackwell, Thomas (1701–1757), classical scholar and historian, was born on 4 August 1701 in the city of Aberdeen, second son of Thomas Blackwell (1660?–1728), one of the ministers of Aberdeen, later professor of divinity, and his wife, Christian Johnstoun (d. 1749). His younger brother was ...

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Bonar, James (1757–1821), Greek scholar and writer, was born on 29 September 1757, the eighth son of the ten children of John Bonar (1721–1761), minister of Cockpen and Perth, and Christian Currier (1724–1771). He was educated at Edinburgh high school and at the ...

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John Burnet (1863–1928) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burnet, John (1863–1928), Greek scholar, was born at Edinburgh on 9 December 1863, the eldest child of John Burnet, advocate, and his wife, Jessie, daughter of Dr James Cleghorn Kay RN. He was educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh, and was also for a few months at a school near ...

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Colville, David (c. 1581–1629), classical and oriental scholar, was the fifth and youngest son of Robert Colvill (d. 1584), the protestant laird of Cleish, Kinross-shire, and his wife, Margaret Lindsay, daughter of the laird of Dowhill. A precocious student who displayed a great talent for Greek and Hebrew, ...

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Andrew Dalzel (1742–1806) by Sir Henry Raeburn Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Dalzel [formerly Dalziel], Andrew (1742–1806), classical scholar and tutor, was born on 6 October 1742 at Gateside of Newliston, a farm where his family had held the tenancy for more than a century, in the parish of Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire. He was the son of ...

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John Westby-Gibson

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Duncan, William (1717–1760), natural philosopher and classicist, elder son of William Duncan, an Aberdeen tradesman, and his wife, Euphemia Kirkwood, daughter of a wealthy farmer in Haddingtonshire, was born in Aberdeen in July 1717. He had several sisters and a younger brother, John...

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Dunlop, Alexander (1684–1747), Greek scholar and university teacher, was born in the North American colony of Carolina, the son of William Dunlop (1653/4–1700) and his wife, Sarah Carstairs, a cousin who was the sister of William Carstares (1649–1715), a leading politician in Scotland...

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George Finlay (1799–1875) by Charles Henry Jeens Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Finlay, George (1799–1875), philhellene and historian, the younger son of Major John Finlay RE FRS (1757–1802) and Helen (née Thomson) and the grandson of James Finlay, a Glasgow merchant, was born on 21 December 1799 at Faversham, Kent. His father died in 1802, and in 1805 his mother married ...

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Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941) by Lafayette, 1926 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Frazer, Sir James George (1854–1941), social anthropologist and classical scholar, was born in Blythswood Square, Glasgow, on 1 January 1854, the eldest of the four children of Daniel F. Frazer (1821–1900), leading partner in the long-established firm of chemists Frazer and Green, and his wife, ...

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Gillies, John (1747–1836), ancient historian and classical scholar, was born in Brechin, Forfarshire, on 18 January 1747, the eldest son in the large family of Robert Gillies, a merchant in Brechin and proprietor of Little Keithock, and his wife, Margaret Smith, the daughter of a ...

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Lorimer, William Laughton (1885–1967), classical scholar and translator, was born in Strathmartine, near Dundee, on 27 June 1885, the son of the Revd Robert Lorimer (1840–1925), a minister in the United Free Church of Scotland, and his wife, Isabella Lockhart Robertson (1849–1931). Lorimer...

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Sir George Macdonald (1862–1940) by Maurice Greiffenhagen, 1929 © reserved; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Macdonald, Sir George (1862–1940), classical scholar and civil servant, was born at Elgin on 30 January 1862, the third son of James Macdonald, a master at Elgin Academy and an antiquary, and his wife, Margaret Raff. He was educated at Ayr Academy, of which his father was then rector, and at ...