1890s People
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William Sharp
By Dennis Denisoff
Born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1855, William Sharp was the oldest of eight children. His father was a merchant with a great admiration for the West Highlands, where the family would summer. Sharp's own love of nature was enhanced with a mystical bent fostered by the Gaelic singing and storytelling of one of his childhood nurses.