About Robert Sym, WS
SYM, ROBERT, W.S. ; born in Glasgow 1752 ; came to Edinburgh in his youth ; a man of mark in literary society; uncle of "Christopher North" and the "Timothy Tickler" of the Node* Ambrotiana; died in 1844.
SOURCE: Andrew, William Raeburn. Life of Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. With portraits and appendix. Published by London : W.H. Allen & co. in 1886. page 153