Morison-Brown, Samuel (1817 -1856)
Samuel Morison Brown was born February 1817 at Haddington, East Lothian, the fourth son of Samuel Brown, the founder of itinerating libraries, and grandson of John Brown, author of the Self-Interpreting Bible. In 1832 he entered the University of Edinburgh, where, after studying in Berlin and St. Petersburg, he graduated as MD in 1839. He was an experimental chemist whose attempts to be appointed Chair of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh were unsuccessful. His two-volume Lectures on the Atomic Theory and Essays Scientific and Literary appeared in 1858. Earlier he tried his hand at literary writing, and penned the tragedy Galileo Galilei (1850). He died September 20, 1856.