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Aikman, George (1830–1905), painter and engraver, was born in Warriston Close, off the High Street, Edinburgh, on 20 May 1830, the ninth child of George Aikman, engraver, and Alison Mackay (d. in or before 1859), his wife. His father had been an engraver for ...

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Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (1834–1921) by W. Graham Boss, in or before 1895 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Anderson, Sir Robert Rowand (1834–1921), architect, was born on 5 April 1834 in Edinburgh, the younger son and third of the four children of James Anderson, a solicitor, and his wife, Margaret Rowand of Glasgow. Anderson studied at George Watson's Hospital, Edinburgh, from 1841 to 1848, before leaving to take up a legal apprenticeship for four years. This he abandoned in 1852, when he joined the office of ...

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Adam Black (1784–1874) by unknown engraver, pubd 1885 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Black, Adam (1784–1874), publisher and politician, was born on 20 February 1784 at 7 Charles Street, Edinburgh, the second of the three sons of Charles Black (1755/6–1826), master builder, and his wife, Isabella Nicol (1757/8–1847) of Drygrange Farm near Melrose.

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Black, Alexander (1789–1864), Free Church of Scotland minister and theologian, was born in Aberdeen on 18 January 1789, where his father was a gardener. Educated at the grammar school and at Marischal College, Aberdeen, Black's initial interest in medicine gave way to the study of divinity. Licensed by the presbytery of ...

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Brown, William Beattie (1831–1909), landscape painter, was born in the parish of Haddington, near Edinburgh, on 9 November 1831, the son of Adam Brown, farmer, and his wife, Ann Beattie. When he was still young the family moved to Leith, then a separate burgh outside ...

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Buchan, Alexander (1829–1907), meteorologist, was born on 12 April 1829 in Kinnesswood, Kinross-shire, the youngest of the four children of Alexander Buchan (bap. 1779), weaver, and his wife, Janet Hill (1791–1869). He was educated locally and at the Free Church Normal School...