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John Ritchie Findlay
1824 - 1898

Newspaper owner. Born in Arbroath, Findlay was educated at the University of Edinburgh. He joined the Scotsman newspaper, which was founded by his great-uncle, in 1842. He took charge of the paper in 1870. Findlay also served as Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries and contributed the generous sum of £50,000 to build a National Museum of Antiquities, which also housed the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. He was also noted for other philanthropic acts, including educational and housing projects. Findlay was granted the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh in 1896.


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