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Buchan, Anna Masterton [pseud. O. Douglas] (1877–1948), author  

Louis Stott

Buchan, Anna Masterton [pseud. O. Douglas] (1877–1948), author, was born in Fife, at Inglewood, Smeaton Road, Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, on 24 March 1877, the elder of two daughters and second of six children of John Buchan (1847–1911), minister of the Free Church of Scotland...


Chambers, William (1800–1883), publisher  

Sondra Miley Cooney

Chambers, William (1800–1883), publisher, was born on 16 April 1800 in Peebles, Scotland, the first of six children and the eldest son of James Chambers (1778–1824), cloth manufacturer and merchant, and Jean Gibson (c.1781–1843), the daughter of a local landowner. He spent the first thirteen years of his life in ...


Dalgliesh, William (1733–1807), Church of Scotland minister and writer on theology  

W. G. Blaikie

revised by Emma Vincent Macleod

Dalgliesh, William (1733–1807), Church of Scotland minister and writer on theology, was born in Galloway. It is not certain who his parents were. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh and was ordained to the ministry of the Church of Scotland in ...


Drysdale, (George John) Learmont (1866–1909), composer  

Moira Ann Harris

Drysdale, (George John) Learmont (1866–1909), composer, was born on 3 October 1866 at 37 George Street, Edinburgh, the youngest of the three children of Andrew Drysdale (1831–1918), builder, and his wife, Jane Elspeth Learmont (1827–1909), who was descended from the border poet Thomas the Rhymer...


Veitch, John (1829–1894), philosopher  

R. M. Wenley

revised by C. A. Creffield

Veitch, John (1829–1894), philosopher, born in Biggiesknowe, Peebles, on 24 October 1829, was the eldest and only surviving child of Sergeant James Veitch, a Peninsular War veteran, and his wife, Nancy Ritchie. Both parents, particularly the mother, held those high ideals of the value of education characteristic of some of the Scottish peasantry. Until sixteen years of age ...


Murray [née Todd], Stephanie Vivian Wolfe (1941–2017), publisher  

Timothy Neat

Murray [née Todd], Stephanie Vivian Wolfe (1941–2017), publisher, was born on 27 April 1941 at the Cottage Hospital, Blandford Forum, Dorset, the younger daughter of Hadden Royden Todd (1910–1944), a captain (later major) in the Royal Artillery who was killed in the allied breakout from ...