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James Clerk Maxwell was known as 'Dafty' at Edinburgh Academy because his accent and clothes made him stand out as a country boy.

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

Places to visit

Locations and visitor attractions associated with James Clerk Maxwell:


Dumfries and Galloway

  • Parton Church:
    Maxwell is buried here and there is also a commemorative stone.


  • James Clerk Maxwell Foundation:
    Located at 14 India Street, Edinburgh – Maxwell's birthplace. Visits by appointment.
  • Statue of James Clerk Maxwell:
    Erected at the east end of George Street in November 2008.

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Portrait of James Clerk Maxwell