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...Gray, Benjamin Kirkman Gray was born in Blandford, Dorset on 11 August 1862, the son of a Congregational minister, and died at Letchworth, Hertfordshire on 23 June 1907. At the age of fourteen he went to work in a warehouse in the City...
...Ogilvie, Frederick Wolff Ogilvie was born in Valparaiso, Chile, the son of a Scots engineer from Dundee, on 7 February 1893. He died in Oxford 10 June 1949. After school at Clifton College, Bristol he studied classics at Balliol College...
...Marwick, William Hutton Marwick was born on 16 October 1894 in the Calabar district of Nigeria, where his parents were missionaries of the United Presbyterian Church, and died in Edinburgh on 22 March 1982. Much of his childhood was spent...
...Hodgson, William Ballantyne Hodgson was born on 6 October 1815 in Edinburgh, and died in Brussels 24 August 1880 when attending an international teachers conference. He was educated at the High School of Edinburgh, and entered Edinburgh...
...Millar, John Craig, John Craig was born at Glasgow in 1766, and died 29 December 1859 at Pegsborough, Co. Tipperary. He came from a family of merchants and pursued that business at Glasgow and Leith, and later was a manufacturer...
...Buchanan, David Buchanan was born in Montrose in 1779, the son of a distinguished printer and publisher. He died in Glasgow on 13 August 1848. He worked for his father, acquiring a knowledge of the book trade; through helping...
...Fleetwood, William William Fleetwood was born in the Tower of London on 1 January 1656, the son of a clerk in the Ordnance Office. He died 4 August 1723 at Tottenham, Middlesex. He was educated at Eton and King’s College, Cambridge (BA...
...Gray, John (1724–1811) Little is known of Gray save that he was assistant private secretary to the Duke of Northumberland when the latter was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1762–3). His writings included both recommendations for improving...
...Playfair, William Playfair was born at Benvie, near Dundee in 1759 and died in Covent Garden, London on 11 February 1823. He was the fourth son of the Reverend Steuart, James James Playfair of the parish of Liff and Benvie; his brother John...
...Read, Samuel Read was born on 28 November 1779 in Linlithgow, and died 19 November 1855 in Edinburgh. Like his father he was a bleacher; with his brother Charles he managed a bleach-field at Roslin south of Edinburgh and an associated...