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Daniel Stewart


1741 - 1814

Philanthropist. Born into a poor farming family at Logierait (Perth and Kinross), Stewart came to Edinburgh where he found work as a wig-maker's apprentice. He progressed to become an officer of the Court of Exchequer. Through careful investment he amassed a fortune and on his death left this in trust to the Merchant Company of Edinburgh to found a school for orphan and destitute boys. This was Daniel Stewart's College, which through merger became Stewart's Melville College in 1972.


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