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Anderson, Robertlocked

  • Francis Espinasse
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Anderson, Robert (1749–1830), literary scholar and biographer, was born on 7 January 1749 at Carnwath in Lanarkshire, the son of William Anderson (1718/19–1759), a feuar, or copyholder, and his wife, Margaret Melrose (1720/21–1797). On the death of his father the family was left in straitened circumstances, but ...

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W. Anderson, , 3 vols. (1859–63)
R. Chambers, ed., (1832–5) [1st edn; many edns to 1875]
J. Nichols & J. B. Nichols, , 8 vols. (1817–58); repr. (1966)