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
Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes
Full list of his works in Anderson's 'Scottish Nation'.
Place of Residence:
Glasgow. Founder of Anderson College.
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.
Did much for Scottish agriculture.