Hugh Miller's Memoir: From Stonemason to Geologist

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Edinburgh University Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 266 pages
The centrepiece of this book is the autobiographical memoir written by the celebrated Scottish geologist, writer and newspaper editor Hugh Miller from 1829 to 1830. It is, by any standards, a remarkable document from a remarkable man. Vivid and, for its time, unusually informative, it offers a rare insight into the life and thinking of a figure whose violent progress through school in Cromarty and stormy apprenticeship as a stonemason inspired him to seek refuge in the world of letters.

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Hugh Millers 1836 Letter to Alexander Finlay

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About the author (1995)

Michael Shortland is a senior lecturer in history and philosophy of science at the University of Sydney.

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