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BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

OF

EMINENT SCOTSMEN.

EDITED BY

ROBERT CHAMBERS,

ONE OF THE EDITORS OF CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL."

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME.

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PUB. HERARY

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ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS. 1904

GLASGOW:

W. G. BLACKIE AND CO., PRINTERS,

VILLAFIELD.

A.

BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

OF

EMINENT SCOTSMEN

EDITED BY

ROBERT CHAMBERS,

ONE OF THE EDITORS OF "CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL."

NEW EDITION.-REVISED AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME.

ILLUSTRATED BY EIGHTY AUTHENTIC PORTRAITS, &c.

THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF EMINENT SCOTSMEN, a New Edition of which is now offered to the public, contains authentic Biographies of all Scotsmen who have attained eminence in the literary, scientific, religious, or political world; warriors, statesmen, historians, philosophers, poets, theologians, and martyrs, from the days of Malcolm Canmore to the present time; each treated at a length suited to his particular merit or fame, and the whole arranged for reference in alphabetical order.

Few countries can point to an array of names equally illustrious with those which are enshrined in the annals of Scotland, and numerically so great in proportion to her total population. In the arts of war and of peace, in science, philosophy, history, poetry, and religion, in asserting civil and religious liberty, and in carrying it into practical effect, her sons are equally famous; the names of Wallace, Bruce, Buchanan, Knox, Melville, Guthrie, Smith, Burns, Watt, Scott, and Chalmers, are each representatives of a class who have contributed to render her name renowned throughout the world. This important Work, therefore, which conveys, in a succinct and intelligible form, a good and interesting account of the struggles, principles, attainments, and actions, of such men, cannot fail to appeal powerfully to the

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