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Hutton, Jameslocked

(1726–1797)
  • Jean Jones

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Hutton, James (1726–1797), geologist, was born in Edinburgh on 3 June 1726, the younger son of William Hutton (d. 1729), a prosperous merchant, and Sarah (b. 1698), daughter of John Balfour of Braidwood, Edinburghshire, merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth. Hutton's life spanned the greatest years of the Scottish Enlightenment and, of its number, only ...

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