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CodeNA9426
Dates1761-1832
Person NameHall; Sir; James (1761-1832); Scientist
SurnameHall
ForenamesJames
PreTitleSir
EpithetScientist
ActivitySir James Hall was born near Dunbar in 1761 and was educated at the universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge. He inherited the estate of Dunglass when he was fifteen and became a gentleman scientist, receiving particular recognition for his work in chemistry and geology. He died in Edinburgh in 1832.
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