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BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

OF

EMINENT SCOTSMEN.

BY ROBERT CHAMBERS,

AUTHOR OF "TRADITIONS OF EDINBURGH," " HISTORIES OF THE REBELLIONS IN SCOTLAND," &c.

Embellished with splendid and authentic Portraits.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

GLASGOW:
BLACKIE & SON, 8, EAST CLYDE STREET;

AND 5, SOUTH COLLEGE STREET, EDINBURGH ;
W. CURRY, JUN., & co., DUBLIN; AND SIMPKIN & MARSHALL, LONDON.

MDCCCXXXV.

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TO

HIS MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY,

KING WILLIAM THE FOURTH,

THIS WORK,

RECORDING THE LIVES OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS BELONGING TO HIS

Ancient Kingdom of Scotland,

WHO,

FROM THEIR GENIUS OR VIRTUE, SITUATION OR ENTERPRISE, HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES IN THE

ANNALS OF THEIR COUNTRY,

IS,

BY SPECIAL PERMISSION,

MOST HUMBLY AND RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

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