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Chambers Robert

Chambers, Robert, LL.D., publisher and author, was born in 1802 at Peebles. His Traditions of Edinburgh, 1824, attracted the notice of Sir Walter Scott, and the encouragement thus earned stimulated him to further literary exertion. In 1832 he joined his brother William, the success of whose Journal was now assured. In 1844 appeared Vestiges of Creation, but not until ten years later was the author of this remarkable work known. He wrote many other books of historical and literary interest, but his health broke down through over-work, and he died at St. Andrew's in 1871.