James Napier (chemist)

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James Napier's grave, Grange Cemetery, Edinburgh

James Napier FRSE FCS (1810 - 1 June 1885) was a Scottish chemist and antiquarian. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.[1]

Amongst his publications are:

  • Manufacturing Art in Ancient Times
  • Notes and Reminiscences of Partick
  • Folk Lore or Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century (1879)

He is buried with his wife, Elizabeth MacDonald, in the centre of the north-west section of the Grange Cemetery in Edinburgh.


  1. ^ Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002: Biographical Index II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 

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