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Peter Alexander (1836-1895)
26 Smith Street, Hillhead, Glasgow. 
"...Though born in Maryhill in the year 1836, it may be stated that his mental vigour had not yet reached its point of culmination. His position in Glasgow was unique. In the minds of many of the students of physical and engineering sciences he was looked upon as a university institution. The fame of his tutorial classes in connection with the department of mathematics and natural philosophy gave him a name in undergraduate circles the most brilliant of the professors of the University might have envied. His classes, it is true, were not recognised by the Senate, but still to a large section of the students of Gilmorehill his course was necessary, even essential to their success..." More.