Alexander James Russell, WS (1814 - 1887)

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Biographical Summary

Russell, Alexander James. 21/06/1814-08/01/1887. Ref: 1313. Male.

  • Profession: Writer to the Signet.
  • Appointments Held: WS 1837; Senior Partner, Russell & Nicolson, CS, later Russell & Dunlop, Edinburgh, Clerk to the Signet.
  • Training: Apprentice to John Russell (father).
  • Marital Status: Married 1st (1839) Magdalene Stein d. 1857, 2nd (1861)Elizabeth Anne Lancaster d.1903.
  • Mother: Cecilia Murray d.1833.
  • Father: John Russell,FRSE 1780-1862, Principal Clerk of Session.
  • Other Family: Grandson of John Russell, FRSE 1753-92, Great-Grandson of William Robertson, FRSE 1721-93.
  • References: Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 14,1886-7, (174-5); Register of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet 1983, 276.
  • Date of Election: 06/12/1852.
  • Proposers: James Thomson Gibson-Craig, 27/2/1852, (ms Proposal NLS Acc 10,000/47).
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 809

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