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Marjorie

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Posted - 13 July 2010 :  21:08:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
August 2011 sees the 200th anniversary of the death of Dr. John Leyden, the famous poet and Orientalist from Denholm in the Scottish Borders.

Dr Leyden was a great friend of Sir Walter Scott and it is said that after his death, Scott could never talk about Leyden without a tear in his eye. He really appears to have been a most remarkable man.

Over the next year, I hope to visit as many groups and organisations as possible to talk about the life and achievements of this great man whose story deserves to be more widely known. I appeal to any member who might have any memorabilia or documents relating to Dr John Leyden which might assist me in this task to contact me
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