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Auld [née Jardine; other married name Marshall], Mary (1893–1984), local politician and women's organizer  

Catriona Burness

Auld [née Jardine; other married name Marshall], Mary (1893–1984), local politician and women's organizer, was born on 8 July 1893 in Main Street, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, the fourth child of seven born to Francis Jardine, clog maker, and his wife, Agnes Wallace. She attended ...

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Edalji, Shapurji (1841/2–1918), Church of England clergyman and victim of racial harassment  

Richard Davenport-Hines

Edalji, Shapurji (1841/2–1918), Church of England clergyman and victim of racial harassment, was born in Bombay, in late 1841 or early 1842, son of Doralji Edalji, a Parsi merchant. Educated at Elphinstone College, he was converted to Christianity in 1856, aged fourteen, by the ...

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MacCaig [McCaig], Norman Alexander (1910–1996), poet  

Hilda D. Spear

MacCaig [McCaig], Norman Alexander (1910–1996), poet, was born at 53 East London Street, Edinburgh, on 14 November 1910, the only son and the fourth child of Robert McCaig (1880–1950?), a chemist, and his wife, Joan, née MacLeod (1879–1959). His father was a lowland Scot from ...

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Muirhead, John Henry (1855–1940), philosopher  

C. G. Robertson

revised by Peter P. Nicholson

Muirhead, John Henry (1855–1940), philosopher, was the third son of John William Muirhead (d. 1857), writer to the signet, of Glasgow, and his wife, Mary Burns (d. 1891), who claimed a connection with the novelist Susan Ferrier and her nephew the philosopher ...

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Soutar, William (1898–1943)  

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William Soutar (1898–1943) by James A. Finlayson reproduced by generous permission of Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council, Scotland; photograph by John Watt

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Soutar, William (1898–1943), poet and diarist  

Joy Hendry

Soutar, William (1898–1943), poet and diarist, was born on 28 April 1898 at 2 South Inch Terrace, Perth, the only child of John Soutar (1871–1958), master joiner, and his wife, Margaret Smith (1870–1954), who were both Scottish. Soutar's mother wrote poetry, and her athletic, handsome son followed suit, regularly composing verses while still a schoolboy. He attended the ...