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Denham, Sir James Steuart, 1712-1780 (3rd Baronet of Goodtrees and 7th Baronet of Coltness | economist | husband of Lady Frances Steuart (1722-1789))

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Dates

  • Existence: 21 October 1712-26 November 1780

Sir James Steuart Denham of Coltness and Westshield was born on 21 October 1712. Sir James was educated in North Berwick and entered Edinburgh University in 1724-25 at the age of thirteen, studying law. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates on 25 January 1735. After that, there followed a period of travel which took him to Leyden, Avignon, and Rome where he was courted by the exiled Stewarts. Sir James returned to Scotland in 1740 and he was in Edinburgh when Prince Charles Edward Stewart occupied the city during the rebellion of 1745. Implicated in the rebellion, Sir James was obliged to leave Scotland for Germany after the Jacobite defeat at Culloden. While in Germany, he published works on political economy in Frankfurt-on-Main and in Tuebingen. He returned to Scotland in 1763 and continued his writing. Sir James died on 26 November 1780 and was buried at Cambusnethan, near Wishaw, Clydesdale.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

19 letters concerning a French edition of Sir James Steuart Denham's An enquiry into the principles of political oeconomy, 1781-1784

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Scope and Contents 19 letters concerning a French edition of Sir James Steuart Denham's An enquiry into the principles of political oeconomy, dated 1781-4. The items include 4 draft letters from Lady Frances Steuart Denham and a draft for an advertisement of the French translation by William Creech.

3 letters from Sir James Steuart Denham of Coltness to his son, copies of letters from Sir James Steuart Denham to Lady Sutherland, letter from Sir James Steuart Denham to Lord Dreghorn and a letter from Sir James Steuart Denham to Baron William Mure, 23 August 1743-1781

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Scope and Contents 3 letters from Sir James Steuart Denham of Coltness to his son, James, dated 13 March 1766, 17 February 1768 and 20 May 1770. Copies of letters from Sir James Steuart Denham to Lady Sutherland, dated 23 August 1743, from Sir James Steuart Denham to Lord Dreghorn, dated 20 January 1780 and a letter from Sir James Steuart Denham to Baron William Mure, dated 14 September 1764.. The items also include "An attempt to delineate the person and character of Sir James Steuart ...", 1781, by...

An enquiry into the principles of political oeconomy by Sir James Steuart Denham [CHECK BIBLIOGRAPHY], c 1767

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Scope and Contents An enquiry into the principles of political oeconomy, By Sir James Steuart Denham. Also comprises the manuscript of the first two books of the work as published.

Coltness family papers and letters, including 27 letters from Sir James Steuart of Goodtrees to his father and documents relating to Sir James Steuart Denham's pardon from the government, 1623-1774

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Scope and Contents Coltness family papers and letters, dated 1623-1774, including 27 letters from Sir James Steuart of Goodtrees (1635-1713), later Lord Advocate, to his father, dated 12 October 1671-30 May 1673 and two undated, and items relating to Sir James Steuart Denham's pardon from the government. 79 documents in total.

Coltness Papers

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Identifier: Coll-17
Scope and Contents The collection of Coltness Papers contains letters, family documents, commonplace books, accounts, historical and bioraphical manuscripts, and certificates dating mainly from the 17th-19th centuries, and relating to the Steuart family. See the box list fore more details.

Commonplace book, [presumably owned by Sir James Stuart Denham], undated

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Scope and Contents Commonplace book, [presumably owned by Sir James Stuart Denham].

Correspondence relating to Sir James Steuart Denham's An enquiry into the principles of political oeconomy, including a draft letter from Sir James Steuart Denham to Millar about its publication, 15 April 1766

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Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to Sir James Steuart Denham's An enquiry into the principles of political oeconomy, including a draft letter from Sir James Steuart Denham to Millar about its publication, dated 15 April 1766. The items also contains material relating to Steuart's purchase of a set of the Encyclopedie, including letters from Andrew Lumisden and other miscellaneous material, some of it printed.

"Letter to my Lord Barrington upon the principles and doctrine of money..." by Sir James Steuart Denham, 1763

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Scope and Contents "Letter to my Lord Barrington upon the principles and doctrine of money..." by Sir James Steuart Denham, dated 1763. Afterwards added to the third volume of Steuart Denham's Political Economy.

Matriculation of arms of Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees, 26 July 1745

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Scope and Contents Matriculation of arms of Sir James Stewart of Goodtrees, dated 26 July 1745. Written on vellum with seal attached.

"Miscellaneous notes on coinage" by Sir James Steuart Denham, undated

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Scope and Contents "Miscellaneous notes on coinage" by Sir James Steuart Denham, undated