A. R. B. Haldane


A. R. B. Haldane

Archibald Richard Burdon Haldane (1900 – 1982) was a Scottish social historian and writer.

He was the son of Edith (née Nelson) and Sir William Haldane, grandson of James Alexander Haldane, and nephew of Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane. His brother was Graeme Haldane and he married Janet Macrae Simpson-Smith.

Like his father and uncles, he attended the Edinburgh Academy, after which he went up to Balliol College, Oxford to read history. He returned to Scotland to enter his father's legal firm and acted for a time as Fiscal to the Society of Writers to the Signet. He then became involved in the Savings Bank movement and was at one stage vice-chairman of the Savings Bank Association. In 1982, he was awarded the CBE in recognition of his work for the bank.

He was principally known, however, as a social historian and author, and for his seminal work on the drovers' roads of Scotland. In recognition for his work in this field, he was awarded the honorary degree of D Litt from the University of Edinburgh. He published two further books in this field, "New Ways through the Glens" and "Three centuries of Scottish posts", as well as several on his favourite pastime of trout fishing, of which he was passionately fond.

elected bibliography

* "The Path by the Water" - 1944
* "By Many Waters" - 1946
* "The Drove Roads of Scotland" - 1952
* "New Ways Through the Glens: Highland Road, Bridge and Canal Makers of the Early 19th Century" - 1962
* "Three Centuries of Scottish Posts: an Historical Survey to 1836" - 1971
* "By River, Stream and Loch: Thirty Years with a Trout Rod" - 1973
* "Great Fishmonger of the Tay: John Richardson of Perth and Pitfour, 1760-1821" - 1981

References

* "175 Accies" by Bill Stirling, 1999


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Haldane's dilemma — refers to a limit on the speed of beneficial evolution, first calculated by J. B. S. Haldane in 1957, and clarified further by later commentators. Creationists, and proponents of intelligent design in particular, claim it remains unresolved and a …   Wikipedia

  • Haldane — (Half Dane) is the surname of an aristocratic Scottish family which includes various scientists and churchmen: * * A. R. B. Haldane, social historian and author * Charlotte Haldane, British feminist writer * Daniel Rutherford Haldane, Scottish… …   Wikipedia

  • Haldane's rule — relating to hybrids of species and extended to speciation in evolutionary theory is easily stated:It was originally formulated in 1922 by the British evolutionary biologist J. B. S. Haldane. It is sometimes referred to as Haldane s law.In many… …   Wikipedia

  • Haldane — ist der Name folgender Personen F. Duncan M. Haldane (* 1951), britischer Physiker J. B. S. Haldane (1892–1964), indischer Genetiker britischer Herkunft John Scott Haldane (1860–1936), schottischer Physiologe Richard Burdon Haldane, 1. Viscount… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Haldane —   [ hɔːldeɪn],    1) John Scott, britischer Physiologe und philosophischer Schriftsteller, * Edinburgh 2. 5. 1860, ✝ Oxford 14. 3. 1936, Bruder von 2); Professor in Dundee, Oxford und Birmingham. Seine Arbeiten über die Physiologie der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Haldane-Effekt — Haldane Ef|fekt [hå̱ldein...; nach dem engl. Physiologen J.Haldane EffektS. Haldane, 1860 1936]: Abhängigkeit des Kohlendioxidgehaltes einer Flüssigkeit (z. B. Blut) von der Sauerstoffsättigung …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Haldane — [hôl′dān] 1. J(ohn) B(urdon) S(anderson) 1892 1964; Eng. biologist & writer 2. Richard Burdon [bʉr′dən] 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan 1856 1928; Scot. statesman & philosopher: uncle of J. B. S. Haldane …   English World dictionary

  • Haldane Rodger Cram — was born September 22, 1888 and died October 18, 1980.He was a civil engineer involved in planning for the Ottawa Carleton region, the area including and surrounding Ottawa, Ontario.He married Lola Radley; the couple bought a home at 274 Second… …   Wikipedia

  • Haldane’s law — Haldane’s law. См. правило Холдейна. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Haldane’s rule — Haldane’s rule. См. правило Холдейна. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Haldane (de Cloane), Richard Burdon, 1er vizconde — (30 jul. 1856, Edimburgo, Escocia–19 ago. 1928, Cloan, Perthshire). Abogado y estadista escocés. Como secretario de guerra británico (1905–12), instituyó importantes reformas militares; la rápida movilización de las fuerzas británicas en 1914 se… …   Enciclopedia Universal


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.