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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
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 Boston and environs, and New Hampshire. It is dated from October 12 to November 3, 1845. The notes are comprised of discussions about politics and religion, supplemented by commentary about social life, in New England and the United States more broadly, and field...
Dates: 12 October 1845-3 November 1845

Panmure Close, Canongate, c 1890-c 1910

 Item — Box: Box 1 of 7
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 and...
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