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Smith, Adam, 1723-1790 (Scottish economist, philosopher, author)



  • Existence: 16 June 1723 - 17 July 1790

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Notebook No.4, May 1827- June 1827

Identifier: Coll-203/A1/4
Scope and Contents This notebook is a mix of geological observations, ruminations, and illustrations, Lyell also writes on law, society, and the church. A light natural leather journal, the cover reads "Index inside C" in ink. The notebook is written in pencil and ink. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform...
Dates: May 1827- June 1827

Notebook No.124, 12 October 1845 - 3 November 1845

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/124
Scope and Contents This notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell’s visit to the United States of America (started in notebook, Number 121) continuing his travels throughout parts of New England, including Massachusetts with notable site visits in and around Boston. It is dated from October 12 to November 3, 1845. For the last two thirds of this notebook (and the entirety of the next one, notebook 125) Lyell is centred in Boston for the presentation of his Lowell Lectures, embarking on numerous (possibly...
Dates: 12 October 1845 - 3 November 1845

Panmure Close, Canongate, c 1890-c 1910

 Item — Box Box 1 of 7: Series Coll-1167/B
Identifier: Coll-1167/B/26/5/13
Scope and Contents Adam Smith, author of 'Wealth of Nations' lived here from 1778 until his death in 1790. His house is out of sight to the east. The house beyond the washing, Cadell House, was also still standing 1989. North side of the Canongate. A women holding a child stands in the shadow, laundry is strung across the alleyway from the first floors. Handwritten title by Alasdair Geddes. A print of this glass plate negative was exhibited in the "Squalor and Romance" section of Geddes' replacement "Cities...
Dates: c 1890-c 1910

The Author of the Wealth of Nations, 1790

Identifier: Coll-10/1/102(i)
Scope and Contents

The Author of the Wealth of Nations. Etching. 1790. Kay, John, 1742-1826, Artist, Etcher.

Published in: Edinburgh Portraits (1837), XXXIV.

Note: Ink inscription: 'Adam Smith'.

Dates: 1790