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us: Ballantine, James, 1806-1877



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    • us: Ballantine, James, 1808-1877
    • us: Ballington, James, 1806-1877
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    • Ballantine, James, 1808-1877
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    • found: nuc90-40569: His The miller of Deanhaugh [MI] 1869 (hdg. on GmC rept.: Ballantine, James, 1808-1877; usage: James Ballantine)
    • found: LC data base, 08-03-90 (MLC hdg.: Ballantine, James, 1808-1877)
    • found: Electric Scotland WWW site, 5 Aug., 2014: search (The life and legacy of James Ballantine (1806-1877)) pdf. biography (in the introduction the author states he has checked the Old Parish Record of St. Cuthbert's, Edinburgh: up until now, James' birth year has been published as 1808 when it should have been recorded as 1806; the Old Parish Record of St. Cuthbert's for July 1806 has James baptised as James Ballington on 3rd July, having previously been born on 11th June; age of death was wrongly recorded as 69 years; glass stainer; poet, author; in 1830 he commenced business as a house painter; member of the Society of the Antiquaries of Scotland; d. on 18th Dec. 1877; 1841 census estimated year of birth as about 1811; 1851 census estimates year of birth as about 1809) {http://www.electricscotland.com/history/ballanine/01LifeLegacyOfJamesBallantine.pdf}
    • found: Oxford DNB WWW site, 5 Aug., 2014 (Ballantine, James (1807/8-1877); stained-glass artist and writer; b. in Edinburgh; specialised in the neglected art of glass staining; set up his own company in Edinburgh in 1837; published A Treatise on Painted Glass in 1845; enjoyed a considerable reputation as a poet and writer; recognized as an authority on Robert Burns, he wrote songs and verses of his own which owe much to Burns's idiom; died at Harrender [i.e. Warrender] Lodge, Edinburgh, on 18 Dec. 1877, aged sixty-nine) {http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/1226}
    • found: The short biographical dictionary of English literature, June 1910: p. 22 (Ballantine, James (1808-1877); artist and author; b. in Edinburgh; began life as a house painter; studied art and became one of the first to revive the art of glass-painting; was the author of The gaberlunzie's wallet (1843), Miller of Deanhaugh (1845), Poems (1856), 100 songs with music (1865) and a Life of David Roberts, R.A. (1866))
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    • [Year of birth inconsistent in sources; baptised in 1806.]
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    • 1990-08-03: new
    • 2014-08-13: revised
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