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ANDERSON, James

Forenames: James

Last name: ANDERSON

Titles and Honours:

Date of birth: 1739-01-01

Date of death: 1808-10-15

Date of Election: 1790-04-16

Honorary Member? Yes

Obituaries:

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes

Publications:

Full list of his works in Anderson's 'Scottish Nation'.

Place of Residence:

Notes:

Glasgow. Founder of Anderson College.

Economist.

Took a farm at 15 and learnt chemistry to improve agricultural knowledge.

1768 Married Miss Seton, large family.

1783 moved to Edinburgh
1784 employed by Pitt to survey fisheries
1790-4 started weekly paper in Edinburgh 'The Bee'

1st wife died in 1788. Remarried 1801.

Many publications.
Did much for Scottish agriculture.

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