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John Clerk of Eldin FRSE FSAScot (10 December 1728 – 10 May 1812) was a Scottish merchant, naval author, artist, geologist and landowner. The 7th son of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, Bt, Clerk of Eldin was a figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, best remembered for his influential writings on naval tactics in the Age of Sail.
A friend of geologist James Hutton, he was a brother-in-law of architect Robert Adam, and a great-great-uncle of physicist James Clerk Maxwell.
- ↑ John Clerk of Eldin, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
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- ↑ Foster, Joseph. The royal lineage of our noble and gentle families, together with their paternal ancestry. (London, England: Hazell, Watson and Viney Limited, 1884), v2 p50.