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John Stewart (1747–1822) by Henry Meyer, 1800-50 (after J. E. H. Robinson) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Stewart, John [called Walking Stewart] (1747–1822), philosopher and traveller, was born on 19 February 1747 at 156 New Bond Street, London, the only child of Scottish parents, John and Margaret Stewart, linen drapers at the same address. He attended Harrow School from 1758 to 1761 and ...