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Hugh Miller, (1802-1856), Scottish geologist and man of letters, was born in humble circumstances at Cromarty, on the 10th of October 1802; his father, Hugh Miller, a seaman, was drowned when he was but five years old. His primary education was acquired at a dames school and afterwards at the parish school, and at the age of six he had learned that the art of reading is the art of finding stories in books. At the age of twelve he began to write verses. Two of his mothers brothers, James and Sandy Wright, hard-working men at Cromarty.

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