William Bayne (1858–1922)

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William Bayne
Born (1858-04-13)13 April 1858
Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Died 17 November 1922(1922-11-17) (aged 64)
Fife, Scotland, U.K.
Occupation Writer, art historian, biographer
Nationality Scottish
Genre Non-fiction, biography, art history

William Bayne (1858–1922) was a writer and a lecturer at Dundee Training College.[1] He was born on 13 April 1858 at Lawhead, Cameron in Fife. His father was Thomas Bayne, a shoemaker, and his mother Ann Robertson. He died unmarried at Radernie, Cameron on 17 November 1922, aged 64.

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  1. ^ The Dundee Training College subsequently became the Dundee College of Education, then the Northern College in 1987, and finally it merged with the University of Dundee in 2001. Cf http://www.dundee.ac.uk/general/campusguide/gardyneroad.htm.
  2. ^ Cf. The Walter Scott Publishing Company: A Bibliography (Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography) by John R. Turner, which has the following account of this company: "In 1882, Walter Scott, a successful businessman with little formal education, found himself the surprised owner of a nearly bankrupt publishing company. Scott had agreed to act as mortgagor for the growing Tyne Publishing Company, but it soon became apparent that Tyne's programme of expansion was too ambitious - the company was hopelessly overcommitted. Scott appointed David Gordon, a dynamic Scotsman, as manager, and the Walter Scott Publishing House was born. Gordon began to improve the list by adding series: the Canterbury Poets Series, the Camelot Classics Series, the Great Writers Series, and the Contemporary Science Series. The company later published Tolstoy and Ibsen translations, as well as works by Bernard Shaw, Robert Blatchford and George Moore. The Walter Scott Publishing Company: A Bibliography lists the total output of the firm, from its founding until its liquidation in 1931."