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William Chambers
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Born in Peebles, Borders
Born on 16th of April 1800
Died on 20th of May 1883

Born 1800. Died 1883 - Scottish publisher.


Older brother of Robert Chambers. Wrote Book of Scotland and with his brother, Gazetteer of Scotland. Started Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal. Founded W & R Chambers. Founded and endowed a museum, library and art gallery in Peebles. Promoted improvements to older part of the city. Carried out restoration of St Giles’ Cathedral.

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