OBITUARY. JAMES NEWLANDS, 1813-1871.
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- Source: Minutes of the Proceedings, Volume 33, Issue 1872, 01 January 1872 , pages 227 –231
ME;\IOIHS. MR. 227 JAMES KEWLANDBwas born on the 28th of July, 1813, atEdinburgh,wherehisfather carried on business as a ropemanufacturer. He waseducated at the High School, underthe late Mr. Benjamin Mackay, and subsequently applied himself to the study of mathematics and natural philosophy, under Professor Wallace and the celebrated Professor Leslie, in the university of that city. Atthe same time he acquired great facility as an artistic and mechanical draughtsman, and much skill as a theoreticalandpractical musician.About theyear 1827, Mr. Newlands entered the office of thelate Mr...