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JOHN ADAIR (d. 1722)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 166 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHN ADAIR (d. 1722), Scottish surveyor and map-maker of the 17th century. Nothing is known of his parentage, birth-place or early life. His name first came before the public in 1683, when a prospectus was published in Edinburgh entitled An Account of the Scottish Atlas, stating that " the Privy Council of Scotland has appointed John Adair, mathematician and skilfull mechanick, to survey the shires." In 1686 an act of tonnage was passed in Adair's favour. He was then employed on a survey of the Scottish coast and two years later was made a fellow of the Royal Society. Two other acts of tonnage were passed for 1 66 ACTUARY- commentaries, viz., H. H. Wendt's edition of Meyer (1899), and that by R. J. Knowling in The Expositor's Greek Testament, vol. ii. (190o), supplemented by his Testimony of St Paul to Christ (1905). See, also J. Moffatt, The Historical New Testament (1901). 412 if., 655 ff.; C. Clemen, Die Apostelgesch. im Lichte der neueren Forschungen (Giessen, 1905) ; and A. Harnack, Die Apostelgeschichte (1908). (J. V. B.)
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