Adam Anderson

(1692—1765) historian of commerce

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Anderson was probably born in Aberdeen in 1692, and died in Clerkenwell, London on 10 January 1765. Little is known of his life until he went to London, where he worked as a clerk for the South Sea Company for forty years until his death, rising to the post of chief clerk of the Stock and New Annuities. He was also one of the Court of assistants of the Scots Corporation in London in 1762, and a trustee in 1765 for the establishment of the colony of Georgia.


From The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Economics.

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