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A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Tytler, Alexander Fraser

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Tytler, Alexander Fraser (1747-1813). -- Historian, s. of William T. (q.v.), studied at Edin., was called to the Bar in 1770 and raised to the Bench as Lord Woodhouselee in 1802. He was Prof. of History in Edin., and wrote Elements of General History (1801), An Essay on the Principles of Translation (1791), besides various legal treatises.