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CodeNA9512
Dates1844-1922
Person NameBrown; Thomas Craig (1844-1922); Manufacturer and antiquarian
SurnameBrown
ForenamesThomas Craig
EpithetManufacturer and antiquarian
ActivityThomas Craig-Brown was born in 1844 and became a manufacturer. He was much involved in the negotiation of foreign trade treaties and the activities of Chambers of Commerce in Scotland and England. Though his family estate was at Craigend in Midlothian, he became Provost of Selkirk from 1889 to 1894 and published works on the history of Selkirkshire. When the prison at Selkirk became available for purchase, he bought it, fitted it out as a library and presented it to the town. In addition to his antiquarian works, he was interested in the career of Mrs. Alison Cockburn, the writer, and published an edition of her letters in 1900. His other main interest was curling. He died in Selkirk in 1922.
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