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William Robertson Smith

William Robertson Smith, a "son of Keig" became Professor of Hebrew at Aberdeen and later Professor of Arabic at Christ's College, Cambridge. He is one of three leading and influential Victorian Scotsmen of that period, the other two being Robert Louis Stevenson and James Clerk Maxwell. Both Maxwell and Smith have Aberdeen connections.
Keig Parish Kirk Keig Parish Kirk with Pittendreigh and part of its steadings in the background to the right.
The interior of Keig Kirk Showing the brass plate in the wall (left of photograph) dedicated to William Pirie Smith. See also ...
Plate to Rev. William Pirie Smith William Pirie Smith was the father of William Robertson Smith, the famed scholar, born in Keig.
Brass plaque to William Robertson Smith Plaque dedicated to William Robertson Smith, Professor of Hebrew at Aberdeen Free Church College and...
Newspaper article on unveiling of plaque to WRS This article describes the unveiling and service of dedication for the plaque in remembrance of Will...
The Unveiling of the Plaque to William R. Smith See images 1091, 1090 and 1088.
Smith Tombstones at Keig Parish Kirk Tombstones erected to the memory of William Robertson Smith (see also images 1088, 1090, 1091 and 10...
William Robertson Smith's Grave See also image 1093.
Grave of the Smith family at Keig See also images 1094 and 1093.
United Free Church at Keig Now sadly no longer extant.
United Free Church at Keig See also images 1096 and 1098.
United Free Church and Manse at Keig See also images 1096 and 1097.

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