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John Galt

John Galt

The novelist John Galt was born in Irvine in 1779 and educated locally until the age of 10, when his family moved to Greenock. After working as a clerk for a shipping company in the town, Galt moved to London in 1804 to seek his fortune. He started writing plays and travel guides at the same time as pursuing various business ventures around Europe.

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