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Brief biographies

William Kirk Dickson (1860-1949)

  • Born in Edinburgh, son of William Dickson of Mauricewood
  • MA from Edinburgh University
  • Admitted Advocate, 1887
  • Keeper of the Advocates' Library, 1906-1925
  • LLD from St Andrews University (1912)
  • Librarian of the National Library of Scotland, 1925-1931 (appointed 26 October 1925; resigned October 1931)
William K Dickson

Donald James Ross (1884-1956)

  • Born in Inverness
  • MA in History from Aberdeen University
  • Worked as a journalist with the Dundee Courier for several years.
  • DD from Aberdeen University
  • First charge after ordination: Thurso, 1908-1914
  • Chaplain, 1914-1916
  • Later charges: Penang (1916-20), Stirling, West Calder, West Linton
Donald J Ross

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