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Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)

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Her brother Alexander became solicitor-general of Scotland, and another of her brothers Andrew became an important sugar merchant and collaborator with Lord Selkirk in the HBC.
Selkirk was thirty-six and one of London's most eligible bachelors.
Lady Selkirk provided important personal and business links for her husband.
Throughout most of their marriage, Lady Selkirk appears as a shadowy figure at best.
Unfortunately, none of these male historians paid very much attention to Lady Selkirk as a person in her own right, although Chester Martin did quote extensively from a number of letters of Lady Selkirk no longer available.
In 1815, Lord Selkirk was finally able to travel to North America to take personal control of his affairs there.
Selkirks are officially protected as wilderness areas, while logging continues on much public and private land.
Only 50 of its kind roam the old-growth forests of Idaho's Selkirk Mountains, the last remnants of a U.
David Tallmon, a University of Montana researcher, used caribou-mortality data to model the current status of the Selkirk Mountain herd.
South of the Selkirk Mountains, Eric Rominger's woodland caribou are munching on lichen at a Washington State facility.
From the air, much of the Selkirk Mountains looks like a patchwork quilt of huge clearcuts, and woodland caribou are but one species imperiled by the loss of old-growth forests here.
He was recently released on bail at Selkirk Sheriff Court after admitting desecrating the gravestone of Councillor Gunn's teenage son Cameron, who died aged 19, in 1991.
Wirsten, of Leslie Place, Selkirk, appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and pleaded not guilty to making the threats.
Wirsten, who is on High Court bail and three Sheriff Court bail orders, will stand trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court on November 24.
At Selkirk Sheriff Court, he was jailed for six months