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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (A)
Aitken, Robert

(1734-1802). Dalkeith-born printer and publisher set himself up in Philadelphia as a bookseller. A few years later he was publishing the Pennsylvania Magazine to which Tom Paine contributed. He also produced the first engravings of the Revolutionary War. He printed the 'Aitken bible', the first complete English Bible printed in America when imports were halted from Britain. He was succeeded in business by his daughter, Jane.

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