Tulliallan: Four lads o' pairts
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Completed on 2014-02-23
About the Book
Kincardine-on-Forth has a long and illustrious history as a trading port. This book provides comprehensive biographies of four of its most famous sons.
Sir James Wylie (1768 - 1854) was surgeon to the three Czars of Russia, organiser of the Russian Army’s medical service, and founder of the Medical Colleges of Moscow and St Petersburgh.
Sir James Dewar (1842 - 1923) was President of the Chemical Society and Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution (a post held previously by Michael Faraday). He was the first person to liquify oxygen and inventor of the Dewar flask, later commercialised by Thermos as the Thermos Flask;
Robert Maule J.P. (1832 - 1901) and his son Sir Robert (1852 -1931) were successful entrepreneurs who established and ran 'Maules', one of the most successful early department stores on Edinburgh's famous Princes Street. Today their Edinburgh store is home to House of Fraser.
100% of proceeds from this book go to Kincardine Local History Group. The group is a non-profit community-run organisation whose aim is to research, preserve, and promote the town's history for the benfit of future generations. By purchasing this book you will be directly supporting the preservation of Kincardine's local history for the people in the town as well as those who trace their family roots to Kincardine.
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