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Anderson, James (1739-1808), agriculturist and political economist

Rosalind Mitchison

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/475

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Anderson, James (1739-1808), agriculturist and political economist, born at Hermiston, near Edinburgh, inherited the tenancy of a large farm there at the age of fifteen when his parents (whose names are unknown) died. He had already prepared himself for the position by attending William Cullen's lectures on chemistry at Edinburgh ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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