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Anderson, James, 1739-1808


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    • Farmer, 1739-1808
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    • found: His Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of national industry.
    • found: His Essays relating to agriculture and rural affairs, 1775:t.p. (a farmer)
    • found: Halkett & Laing(a farmer, James Anderson, LL.D.)
    • found: DNB(Anderson, James; b. 1739; d. 10/15/1808)
    • found: Essays relating to agriculture and rural affairs, volume second, 1777:t.p. (by James Anderson, farmer at Monks-hill, Aberdeenshire; [several editions followed the 1775 publication with James Anderson as statement of responsibility])
    • found: An account of the present state of the Hebrides and western coasts of Scotland, 1785:t.p. (James Anderson, LLD, FRS, FSA. Scot.; author of The interest of Great Britain with regard to her American colonies considered; Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of national industry, &c.)
    • found: Oxford DNB online, 26 October 2017(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; took over the management of the farm of Monkshill, Aberdeenshire after he got married; In 1786 he was made an LLD by Aberdeen University; was noted for his use of the newly designed two-horse plough at Monkshill; large body of publications; pamphlets, newspapers, and articles in other people's works, for which he is said to have had at least fourteen aliases: Agricola, Timoleon, Germanicus, Cimon, Scoto-Britannicus, E., Aberdeen, Henry Plain, Impartial, A Scot, Senex, Timothy Hairbrain, Alcibiades, and Monsoon; also produced: A practical treatise on chimneys (1776); Enquiry into the nature of the Corn Laws (1777); Observations on the effects of the Coal Duty (1792); moved from Aberdeenshire to Edinburgh in 1783; published a weekly paper in Edinburgh, The Bee, from 1790 to 1794, much of which he wrote; in 1797 he moved south permanently to Isleworth, Middlesex; produced a monthly journal from 1797 to 1802 called Recreations in agriculture, natural history, arts and miscellaneous subjects; died on 15 October 1808 at West Ham, Essex)
    • found: Carty, T. J. A dictionary of literary pseudonyms in the English language, 1995:p. 192 (Anderson, James [1739-1808, Scottish agriculturist and economist]; Agricola (in the Edinburgh weekly magazine and for Miscellaneous thoughts on planting); Alcibiades, Aristides, Cimon, Germanicus, Timothy Hairbrain, Impartial Hand, Henry Plain, A Scot, Scoto-Britannicus, Senex (all used in The Bee); Candid Enquirer (in Gentleman's magazine); A farmer (Essays relating to agriculture); Mercator (Thoughts on the privileges and powers of juries))
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    • [Not same as: Anderson, James, 1738-1809, n 85017515.]
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