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James Anderson (1739–1808) by Samuel Freeman, pubd 1809 (after J. Anderson) © National Portrait Gallery, London


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 ...


Gordon Goodwin

revised by Douglas Brown

Drummond, Peter Robert (1802–1879), bookseller and agriculturist, was born at Madderty, Perthshire, the son of John Drummond, a small farmer, and his wife, Jean Gow. He was educated in Madderty, and in early life worked as a carpenter. He attained skill as a maker of picture frames, which brought him into the society of picture dealers and allowed him to gain some knowledge of art....


Headrick, James (bap. 1759, d. 1841), Church of Scotland minister, agronomist, and geologist, was baptized in the Stirlingshire parish of Logie on 25 March 1759, second of eight children of John Headrick (b. c.1730), farmer, and Isabel, née Neilson (b...


G. C. Boase

revised by Nicholas Goddard

Maxwell, John Hall (1812–1866), agriculturist, eldest son of William Maxwell of Dargavel, Renfrewshire (d. 1847), and Mary, eldest daughter of John Campbell of Possil, near Glasgow, was born in Queen Street, Glasgow, in February 1812, and called to the Scottish bar in 1835. He practised law until 1845, when he succeeded ...