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James Fergusson

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FERGUSSON, JAMES (18o8-1886), Scottish writer on architecture, was born at Ayr on Jan. 22, 18o8. His father was an army surgeon. During ten years spent in manufacturing indigo in India he collected material for his Rock-cut Temples of India (1845) . His real monument is his History of Architecture (1865, later edition revised by R. Phene Spiers), which is a standard work. He died in London on Jan. 9, 1886.