Hugh Blackburn (1823-1909) was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow, 1849-1879.
Blackburn was a friend of Lord Kelvin and of his brother Sir William Thomson. With his wife Jemima (also 1823-1909), the famous illustrator, he purchased the Roshven estate in 1854. They settled there after Blackburn retired from the Glasgow chair.
Reference: Memorials of the Old College of Glasgow, Glasgow, 1871
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow University Archive Services
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