About James Anderson
ANDERSON, JAMES. ?-15/10/1808. Ref: 50. Male.
- Place of Birth: Long Hermiston, Midlothian.
- Place of Death: West Ham, Essex.
- Profession: Agriculturalist, Author.
- Appointments Held: Gentleman farmer, Edinburgh, later Aberdeenshire; Editor 1790-4 "The Bee"; From 1797 resided at Isleworth, Middlesex where he started the journal "Recreations in Agriculture".
- Schools and Tutors: Ratho School, Midlothian.
- Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
- Postgraduate Studies: LL.D. (Hon. Aberdeen 1780).
- Marital Status: Married 1st (1768) Miss Seton of Mounie, Aberdeenshire d.1788, 2nd (1801) ?.
- References: DNB 1, 1885, 381-2; Irving p.9; Anderson, 1, 126-9; Shapin 15; J M Sweet "Instruictions to Collectors: John Walker (1793) and R. Jameson (1817), with biographical notes on James Anderson LL.D (1739-1808) and James Anderson MD (1738-1809)" Ann. Sci. 29, 1972, 297-314; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 1, 1981.
- Memberships: FSA (Scot).
- Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
- Proposers: Founder Member.
- Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
- Notes: Born 1739.
- Fellow Type: OF.
SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 24
- Wikipedia contributors. "James Anderson of Hermiston." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
- Seton, George. A history of the family of Seton during eight centuries. Edinburgh : T. & A. Constable. 1896. Vol. I, page 496