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William Chambers (publisher)

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William Chambers of Glenormiston FRSE (/ˈmbərz/; 16 April 1800[1]  20 May 1883) was a Scottish publisher and politician, the brother (and business partner) of Robert Chambers. The brothers were influential in the mid-19th century, in both scientific and political circles.

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William Chambers of Glenormiston
Photograph of a statue of William Chambers, outside the National Museum of Scotland
Statue erected in memory of William Chambers of Glenormiston. It faces the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
Lord Provost of Edinburgh
In office
MonarchQueen Victoria
Preceded byCharles Lawson of Borthwick Hall
Succeeded byWilliam Law
Personal details
Born(1800-04-16)16 April 1800
Peebles, Scotland
Died20 May 1883(1883-05-20) (aged 83)
Engraving of William Chambers c.1845
Memorial to William Chambers, Peebles Cemetery
47 Broughton Street, Edinburgh – formerly William Chambers' bookshop
John Rhind's statue of William Chambers on Chambers St, Edinburgh

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