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CAMBUSLANG

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 99 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CAMBUSLANG, a town of Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is situated near the Clyde, 41 M. S.E. of Glasgow (of which it is a residential suburb) by the Caledonian railway. Pop. (1891) 8323; (1901) 12,252. Its leading industries include coal-mining, turkey-red dyeing and brick-making. It contains one of the largest steel works in the United Kingdom. Among the chief edifices are a public hall, institute and library. It was the birthplace of John Claudius London (1783-1843), the landscape gardener and writer on horticulture, whose Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum still ranks as an authority.
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