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J. Carfrae Alston, 1835-1913

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1835.08.18
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Date of Death: 1913
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James Carfrae Alston was a Glasgow tobacco merchant.


Officers of the 1st Lanarkshire Volunteers were among the prime movers in the Council which established The Boys' Brigade in 1885. J. Carfrae Alston, who was also a Major in the 1st Lanarkshire Volunteers, was elected first President of the Council.

He was also a collector, and is referred to in JW's correspondence about 1893.

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