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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... The eminent person who is
the subject of the following Memoir is the eldest son of Henry
Brougham, Esq., of Scales Hall, in Cumberland, and Brougham, in
Westmoreland, (in which latter place the family were settled prior
to the Norman Invasion: ) by Eleanor, only child of James Syme,
D.D., and niece of Dr. Robertson, the celebrated historian.f He
Those desirous of further information relative to the family,
should consult Nicolson's and Burn's Westmoreland and Cumberland,
I. 393; and Hutchinson's Cumberland, I. 299. f The late Mr.
Brougham had six children, viz. Henry, (Lord Brougham, ) James,
(successively M.P. for Tregony B was born at Edinburgh, on the 19th
of September, 1779, and received his education at the High School
of his native city, where his subsequent acquirements lead us to
assume he was a most laborious and diligent student. When little
more than sixteen years of age, he exhibited one of the most
remarkable instances of precocious intellect ever recorded: by the
composition of a paper, containing a series of experiments and
observations on the inflection, reflection, and colours of light;
this paper he transmitted, through the hands of Sir Charles
Blagden, to the Royal Society, in whose Transactions it was
printed; and in the following year, a paper, containing further
experiments and observations on the same subject, was communicated
by him to the Society, and printed in their Transactions; where,
and Downton, and now for Winchelsea, ) Peter, (who died in 1800 at
St. Salvadore, on his passage to the East Indies, ) John, (an
eminent wine merchant, of Edinburgh, who died at Boulogne in
September, 1829, ) William, (late Fellow of Jesus College,
Cambridge, now M.P. for Southwark, and a Master in Chancery, ) and
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