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Walter Biggar 
Blaikie
1847 - 1928


Walter Biggar 
Blaikie
, His nanny was Cummie, who later became nanny to Robert Louis Stevenson. http://www.kittybrewster.com/ancestry/blaikie.htm He was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Edinburgh University; Hon Doctor of Laws of Edinburgh University (LLD, DL). Civil engineer who worked in India 1870-1874, building a palace, a post-office, a clock-tower, a church, a hospital and a gaol, also cutting roads and drawing plans for the harbour in the Runn of Clutch; he made the cosmosphere in WRA's possession. He became a distinguished printer. The deep purple endpapers in books were his speciality and they are known as Blaikie endpapers. A leading figure in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, an astronomer and an expert on Bonnie Prince Charlie. Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland - WALTER BLAIKIE COLLECTION Formed by Dr Walter Biggar Blaikie (1847-1928) of the Edinburgh printing firm of T. & A. Constable, and presented by his daughters in 1928, this collection is devoted to the Stuart and Jacobite period, 1688-1746. Blaikie was a recognized authority on the history of Jacobitism, and his collection of 1,076 printed items in 756 volumes, 42 manuscripts, three charters and c. 400 engravings relate to the attempts of the House of Stuart to reinstate itself on the throne of Great Britain. There is a good representation of polemical pamphlet literature on the controversy over the birth of James II's son in 1689, and the associated political questions of allegiance and legitimacy; historical works on the course of the Risings of 1715 and 1745 are complemented by contemporary poems, satires and sermons, many in French; and there are accounts of the trials, executions and expropriations that followed both Risings with the Government viewpoint recorded in the numerous Session Papers and Acts of Parliament concerned with these matters. There are also 22 portfolios of engravings of the Royal House of Stuart - portraits, views, broadsides, and caricatures - which have been placed by the National Library on long-term deposit in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. A small number of engravings have been retained in the Library's collection. Shelf-Catalogue of the Blaikie Collection of Jacobite Pamphlets, Broadsides and Proclamations, Boston, 1964. The manuscripts are described and indexed in Vols. I & II of the Library's Catalogue of Manuscripts. W.G. Blaikie Murdoch, `A Bequest of Engravings to the National Library of Scotland', Apollo, 13 (1931), 167-73. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, W.B. Blaikie Collection, [Edinburgh, 1987].` Shelf: Blk.

Born: 23rd Nov 1847Baptised:
Died: 3rd May 1928Buried: grave monument number 59818, Edinburgh, Scotland 1928
Family:
Blaikie

Ancestors
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1.
Walter Biggar 
Blaikie
(
Mcfie
) 1847 - 1928
2.
Rev.Prof. William Garden 
Blaikie
(
Biggar
) 1820 - 1899
4.
5.
Jane 
Garden
(
Blaikie
) 1794 - 1857
3.
Margaret (Maggie) Catherine 
Biggar
(
Blaikie
) 1823 - 1915
6.
Walter 
Biggar
(
Duff
) 1787 - 1867
7.
Ann 
Duff
(
Biggar
) 1784 - 1876

Siblings



Spouses



1. 31st Jul 1873

Descendants
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a.
1.
Lilian (Lily) 
Blaikie
1874 - 1966
2.
Margaret (Daisy) 
Blaikie
1875 - 1971
3.
Louisa Gibson 
Blaikie
1877 - 1960
4.
Janet (Jenny) Macfie 
Blaikie
(
Gordon Duff
) 1879 - 1972
4a.
4.1.
F/? 
Gordon Duff
(
Arbuthnot
) ...
5.
Alice (Isobel) 
Blaikie
1883 - 1989
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Timeline


23rd Nov 1847Born
31st Jul 1873Married
3rd May 1928Died
1928Buried Edinburgh, Scotland
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