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James Thomson Gibson Craig 22

  • Born: 12 March 1799
  • Marriage: Jane Grant on 23 November 1841
  • Died: 18 July 1886, Edinburgh aged 87

bullet  General Notes:

From The Times, July 26, 1886

A link from a past generation of distinguished Scotchmen has been
broken by the death of Mr. James Thomson Gibson-Craig, of Edinburgh.
He attained his 87th year, having been born in March 1799. He was the
second son of the first baronet of Riccarton of that name. Mr.
Gibson-Craig was educated at the High School and the University of
Edinburgh, and after some time spent in foreign travel he became a
Writer of the Signet. He was the friend of Sir Walter Scott and of
Lord Jeffrey, of Lord Cockburn, and, at a later period, of Lord
Macaulay, with whom, indeed, he was brought into close contact. His
friends among the artists ranged from the time of Sir Henry Raeburn
and Nasmyth the elder to that of Sir W. Fettes Douglas. An original
member of the Bannatyne club, he was known for his literary and
antiquarian tastes, and for his valuable and extensive collection of
works in various languages. A few years ago he issued a suptuous
series of reproductions from the historic and artistic bookbindings
in his collection; and also a facsimile reprint of the "Shorte Summe
of the Whole Catchisme" by his ancestor John Craig. It was mainly
owing to his exertions that the Historical Manuscripts of Scotland
were issued during his brother's tenure of office as Lord Clerk
Noted bibliophile. Died without issue.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Resided: 18 July 1886, 24 York Place, Edinburgh. 13


James married Jane Grant, daughter of Sir John Peter Grant and Unknown, on 23 November 1841. (Jane Grant died in 1863.)

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