Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Andrew Blair (1849–1885)

Biography: Andrew Blair was born in 1849 in Dunfermline, Scotland, the eldest son of Bailie Thomas Blair. He practiced medicine at Coupar-Angus, Strathkinnes, Ceres, and Tayport. Blair also was an amatuer experimental chemist. His only foray into fiction is the anonymous science fiction novel Annals of the Twenty-Ninth Century: or, The Autobiography of the Tenth President of the World-Republic (1874). Notably, the novel foresees X-rays, which were not to be discovered until 1895. Blair died in 1885 in Tayport, Scotland.

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References: Erskine Beveridge, A Bibliography of Works Relating to Dunfermline and the West of Fife (1901)

Titles:

  1. Annals of the Twenty-Ninth Century: or, The Autobiography of the Tenth President.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1874.