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Thomas Napier Thomson (25 February 1798 – 1 February 1869) was a Scottish minister, historian and biographer. While still young he stopped using his middle name.

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LifeEdit

He was born in Glasgow on 25 February 1798, the fifth son of Hugh Thomson, a West India merchant. About 1812 the family moved to London, and Thomson was placed at a boarding-school near Barnet. A bronchial medical problem meant he was sent to his uncle's house in Ayrshire, and in October 1813 he entered the University of Glasgow as "Thomas Thomson", dropping the middle name after a disagreement with the Napier family.[1]

After entering the divinity hall as a student for the ministry, Thomson was reduced to poverty by his father's money troubles. He supported himself at college as a private tutor, and in 1823 obtained the two highest prizes in the University of Glasgow. Having received a license as a preacher, he officiated in many parts of Scotland, as well as in Newcastle and Birmingham. In Glasgow he delivered a series of lectures to ladies on the "Philosophy of History".[1]

In 1827 he was appointed assistant to Laurence Adamson, minister of Cupar-Fife; but had to resign when his throat problem flared up. He was then ordained to the charge of the Scottish church in Maitland, New South Wales, for which he sailed on 11 May 1831 with a brother and sister. On arriving at Maitland, there was neither church, manse, nor congregation, so he initiated a charge at Bathurst on 13 July 1832. About this time he married. Shortly after the birth of his second child he resigned his charge and returned to England.[1]

Thomson arrived in England 1835, becoming a professional writer. In July 1844 he left London for Edinburgh, where he had been appointed by the Scottish Free Church editor of a series of works it was about to publish. When that ended, he worked on journalism. In 1851 he became connected with Blackie & Son, the publishers, for whom he later was a staff writer.[1]

Thomson died at Trinity, Edinburgh, on 1 February 1869.[1]

WorksEdit

In 1818 Thomson published The Immortality of the Soul, and other Poems, his only work in verse. In his college days he produced also Richard Gordon, The Christian Martyr, A Visit to Dalgarnock, and The City of the Sun. As a minister, he wrote for The Christian Instructor.[1]

Charles Knight took Thomson on to edit and remodel Robert Henry's ‘History of Great Britain.’ This project was shelved in favour of a new work, The Pictorial History of England (1838), to which Thomson was one of the main contributors. He also wrote extensively for the periodical press, and biographical and critical notices for The Book of the Poets: Chaucer to Beattie (London, 1842).[1]

In 1840 Thomson was commissioned by the Wodrow Society to edit David Calderwood's Historie of the Kirk of Scotland. He used the original manuscript in the British Museum, and took nearly five years. The Free Church series of which Thomson was editor comprised the Select Practical Writings of John Knox and others.[1][2][3]

In 1851 Thomson wrote a supplementary volume of Robert Chambers's Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, and immediately before his death he prepared a new edition (3 vols., revised and continued with a supplement) which was published between 1869 and 1871. It is his best known work. His own biography is contained in the supplement. He also published:[1]

  • British Naval Biography: Howard to Codrington, London, 1839; 2nd edit. 1854.
  • British Military Biography: Alfred to Wellington, London, 1840; 2nd edit. 1854.
  • History of Scotland for Schools, Edinburgh, 1849.

Thomson edited:[1]

  • Robert Fleming the younger's Discourse on the Rise and Fall of the Papacy, Edinburgh, 1846;
  • John Milton's Poetical Works, London, 1853;
  • the works of James Hogg, 2 vols., Edinburgh, 1865;
  • Civil and Military History of England, a work of Charles Macfarlane from the Pictorial History, as The Comprehensive History of England (4 vols. 1858–61).

FamilyEdit

The biographies and their sources in Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen (2nd edition) from Volume 9Edit

Chambers, Robert; Thomson, Thomas Napier (1857). "Abercromby, The Honourable Alexander" . A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen. Glasgow: Blackie and Son – via Wikisource. (See also Internet Archive)[4]

For photographs of paintings by Thomas Annan, and some additional biography see Illustrated catalogue of the exhibition of portraits on loan in the new galleries of art, Corporation buildings, Sauchiehall Street[5] or see Anderson's The Scottish Nation Vol.1,[6] Vol.2,[7] or Vol.3.[8]

Vol. 1 AEdit

  • Alexander Abercromby Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh .....1
  • John Abercromby Chalmers's General Biograph. Dictionary ........2
  • Patrick Abercromby Chalmers's Life of Ruddiman ; Douglas's Peerage ; Abercromby's Martial Atchievements ; Biographic Universelle ......2
  • Sir Ralph Abercromby Public Characters ; History of the Expedition to Egypt &c. . . . . 4
  • John Abernethy The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1832 . . . .13
  • Alexander Adam Life of Dr Adam (by Alexander Henderson); Edinburgh Monthly Magazine 1810 ......16
  • Robert Adam Annual Register xxxiv.; The Scots Magazine 1808........19
  • Henry Adamson Campbell's Introduction to the History of Scottish Poetry ....... 20
  • Patrick Adamson Calderwood's History of the Kirk of Scotland Wodrow Edition ; Autobiography and Diary of James Melvil; Biographia Britannica .... 21
  • Saint Aidan Bede's Eccles. History .... 35
  • William Aikman The Scots Magazine 1794; Cunningham's Lives of Painters &c. .... 38
  • William Aiton Obituaries of the Magazines ... 41
  • Alexander Ales Mackenzie's Lives of Scots Writers ..... 41
  • William Alexander Earl of Stirling Biog. Brit. ; Bannatyne Miscellany; Scot of Scotstarvet's Staggering State of Scots Statesmen ; Johnson and Chalmers's British Poets .... 42
  • Alexander I of Scotland King of Scots Dalrymple's Annals of Scotland . . 46
  • Alexander II of Scotland King of Scots Dalrymple's Annals .... 47
  • Alexander III of Scotland King of Scots Dalrymple's Annals . . .47
  • David Allan Brown's Scenery Edition of the Gentle Shepherd 49
  • Dr Charles Alston Pnlteney's Sketches of the History of Botany; Bower's History of the University of Edinburgh .... 51
  • Robert Alves Campbell's Hist. Scot. Poetry ..... 52
  • Adam Anderson Macpherson's Edition of Anderson's History of Commerce; Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary ......52
  • Alexander Anderson Button's Mathematical Dictionary .....53
  • James Anderson Chalmers's Ruddiman; Anderson's Diplomata Scotiae........ 54
  • James Anderson D.D ........ 55
  • James Anderson LL.D. The Scots Magazine 1809 ; The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer . . 56
  • John Anderson M.A. Prefaces to his works; Wodrow's History; Tombstone . . .58
  • John Anderson (Professor) Gentleman's Magazine 1798; Glasgow Mechanics' Magazine 1825 ; Cleland's Annals of Glasgow .... 60
  • Robert Anderson M.D. Annual Biography and Obituary ; Encyclopedia Britannica 1th edition . ........ 62
  • Walter Anderson D.D. His works; Edinburgh Review 1755; Oral Information ........ 64
  • William Annand Biog. Brit ......... 67
  • Alexander Arbuthnot Biog. Brit.; Irving's Lives of Scottish Poets ; M'Crie's Melville ... 67
  • John Arbuthnot M.D. Biog. Brit. ; Retrospective Review viii ......... 68
  • John Armstrong M.D. Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary; Anderson's British Poets; Gentleman's Magazine 1792 ........ 74
  • Hugo Arnot Family Information; The Scots Magazine Obituary ....... 80
  • Sir Robert Ayton Bannatyne Miscellany; Pinkerton's Scottish Poems . ..... 83

Vol. 1 BEdit

  • Robert Baillie Biog. Brit. ; Encyclopedia Brit. 1th edition; Baillie's Letters and Journals; Tytler's Life of Lord Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames ....... 86
  • Robert Baillie of Jerviswood Burnet's History of his own Times; Kirkton's Church History ; Wodrow ; Rose's Observations on Fox's Historical Work ; Russell's Life of Lord William Russell; Memoirs of Lady Grizel Baillie; Fountainhall's Notes; Wood's Peerage ...... 88
  • Matthew Baillie M.D. Edinburgh Annual Register ; Annual Obituary 1824 ........ 92
  • Sir David Baird Annual Obituary 1830; Royal Military Calendar ...... 96
  • Walter Balcanquhall D.D. Life of George Heriot (by A. Constable); Wood's Atbense Oxonienses by Bliss ; Boyd's Obituary in Bann. Miscel.; Hales's Golden Remains . . .100
  • Alexander Balfour Life by Mr D. M. Moir prefixed to Weeds and Wildflowers . . 101
  • Sir Andrew Balfour M.D. Edinburgh Monthly Magazine 1810; The Scots Magazine 1803 ; Bower's Hist. Edinburgh University . . .103
  • Sir James Balfour Goodall's Preface to his Practicks . .......... 105
  • Sir James Balfour Memoria Balfouriana by Sir R. Sibbald ; The Scots Magazine 1803; Life prefixed to Haig's edition of his Historical works ; Collection of Letters in Advocates' Library ......... 107
  • Robert Balfour. Dempster ; Mackenzie's Scots Writers .......... 115
  • John Baliol and Edward Kings of Scots Biog. Brit.; Dalrymple's Annals; Tytler's History of Scotland; Henry's History of Britain ........116, 121
  • John Ballantyne Obituaries of the Magazines ; Family Information ............ 123
  • John Ballentyne (or Bellenden) Maitland's Edition of Bellenden's Boece ; Lord Treasurer's Books General Register House ...... 124
  • Henry Balnaves Mackenzie's Scots Writers ; M'Crie's Life of Knox; Irving's Scot. Poets . ....... 127
  • George Bannatyne Memoir by Sir Walter Scott in Bann. Miscel. .......... 129
  • John Barbour Encycloped. Brit. 7th edition; Jamieson's edition of The Bruce . . . .133
  • Alexander Barclay Biog. Brit. ; Lives of Eminent Scotsmen ; Encyc. Brit. 7th edition ; Mackenzie ..........139
  • John Barclay M.A. Oral Information; The Scots Magazine fauim .........140
  • John Barclay M.D. Encyc. Brit. 1th edition; Oral Information ........... 147
  • Robert Barclay 12mo 1802; Biog. Brit ........149
  • William Barclay Life of John Barclay by Lord Hailes; Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary . . 157
  • John Barclay ........ 158
  • James Bassantin (or Bassantoun) Biog. Brit.; Memoirs of Sir James Melville Bannatyne edition . . . 160
  • John Bassol Mackenzie's Scots Writers . . .161
  • Andrew Baxter Biog. Brit. ; Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames . . .163
  • James Bayne (or Baine) M.A. Oral Information ; The Scots Magazine . 166
  • Cardinal David Beaton Histories of the Period ; Dempster ; Biog. Brit. ....... 167
  • James Beaton Biog. Brit. ; Pitscottie's History . . 182
  • James Beaton Biog. Brit. ; Spottiswood's History . 183
  • Robert Beatson LL.D. Obituaries of the Magazines . . .185
  • James Beattie Forbes's Life of Beattie ; Oral Information . 185
  • Andrew Bell D.D. The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1833; Bell's "Experiment in Education 1797; Lancaster's Improvements in Education 1803; Edinburgh Review, lix; Wood's Ace. of Sess. Schools, ........196
  • Benjamin Bell The Scots Magazine 1801 ; Oral Information . ........ 199
  • Henry Bell Oral Information. . . . . . 200
  • John Bell of Antermony M'Ure's Hist of Glasgow new edition; Quarterly Review 1817 . . . 203
  • John Bell Family Information . . . .204
  • William Bellenden Parr's Preface to Bellenden; Remarks on new edition of Bellendenus 1787 ; Edinburgh Magazine 1787 ; The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer v. . . . 207
  • Abbot Bernard The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer iv. . 212
  • William Berry The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer xiv. . . . . . . 212
  • Hugh Binning Christian Instructor 1829; Memoir prefixed to his "Evangelical Beauties 1829 ; Scots Worthies, . . . .215
  • Peter Bissat or Bissart Mackenzie 's Scots Writers . . .216
  • Charles Bisset The Gentleman's Magazine Ixi. ....... 216
  • Joseph Black M.D Transactions of the Edinburgh Royal Society. v.; Thomson's Hist of Chemistry; The Scots Magazine 1808 ......... 218
  • John Blackadder Life by Andrew Crichton . . .222
  • Thomas Blacklock Life by Mackenzie prefixed to Blacklock's Poems; Blackwood's Magazine ii. 496; European Magazine 1791; The Scots Magazine 175C 1791 1793; Life in New Annual Reg. 1793; Forbes's Life of Beattie ii. 370; The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer iv. 136; ib. xv. 120; Life of Home 131 ; Johnson and Chal. English Poets edit. 1810 ........... 225
  • Alexander and Elizabeth Blackwell Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames; Gentleman's Magazine; Nichols's Lit. Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century ........ 241
  • Thomas Blackwell Biog. Brit.; Oral Information .......... 244
  • Adam Blackwood Eulogium prefixed to bis works ; Mackenzie's Lives; Moreri's Gen. Dic.; Niceron; Nicholson's Scot. Hist. Lib.; Granger ..... 246
  • Henry Blackwood Idem ......... 248
  • William Blackwood Blackwood's Magazine 1834; Family Information ....... 248
  • Hugh Blair Life of Finlayson; Dr Hill's Account of his Life and Writings; The Scots Magazine 1801 ; Public Characters 1800 1801 ; Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames ; Boswell's Johnson . . 251
  • James Blair ......... 256
  • John Blair Mackenzie's Scots Writers . . .257
  • John Blair LL.D. Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary . . . .257
  • Patrick Blair M.D. Pulteney's Sketches; Bower; Nichols's Lit. Annual........... 258
  • Robert Blair Scots Worthies ; Wodrow's Lives MS. . 259
  • Robert Blair Anderson's Brit. Poets . . . .261
  • Hector Boece Maitland's Edition of Bellenden's Boece ............ 262
  • David Bogue Family Information . . . .268
  • Thomas Boston Memoirs by himself; Acts of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; Pamphlets on the Marrow Controversy ....... 270
  • James Boswell Douglas's Baronage; Gentleman's and European Magazines; Aikia's General Biography; Croker'a edition of Boswell's Johnson; Edinburgh Lit. Journal; Edinburgh Review; Private Information ....... 276
  • Alexander Boswell Periodical works passim; Oral Information ......... 288
  • James Boswell Obituaries of the Time . ... 288
  • Archibald Bower The Gentleman's Magazine passim; Edinburgh Magazine 1785 5 Life of Bishop Douglas prefixed to his works; Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary; Family Information ....... 292
  • Walter Bower Irving's Scot. Poets; Encyclop. Brit ilk edition .... 296
  • Mark Boyd Life by Lord Haile; Biog. Brit.; Granger .......... 296
  • Robert Boyd Bower; Scots Worthies; Life by Andrew Rivet prefixed to his Prelections on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians London 1662; Wodrow's Lives MS. . 298
  • Zachary Boyd Memoir prefixed to edition of the Last Battell Glas. 1851; Christ Inntr. 1828 Baillie's Letters . . . . .300
  • James Brown The Gentleman's Magazine ..... 307
  • John Brown Memoir by the Rev. J. B. Patterson prefixed to Brown's Self-Interpret. Bible . .......... 308
  • John Brown M.D. Life by his Son prefixed to his works; The Scots Magazine 1799; Oral Information . .........317
  • John Brown Artist The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer xv. 27; Campbell's Hist. Scot. Poet.; E. of Buchan's Works; European Magazine 1799 ......... 318
  • William Lawrence Brown D.D. Encyc. Brit. 1th edition . . . .320
  • Thomas Brown M.D. Life by Welsh ......... 322
  • James Bruce Life by Head Family Library . . 327
  • Michael Bruce Mirror No. 36; Anderson's British Poets ......... 339
  • Robert Bruce King of Scots Histories of the Period .... 344
  • Robert Bruce Divine The Scots Magazine 1803; Scots Worthies ........ 383
  • Mrs Mary Brunton Life by Dr Brunton prefixed to "Emmeline ............ 390
  • Rev. Alexander Bryce Family Information . . . .392
  • Patrick Brydone Annual Obituary 1820; Oral Information .......... 397
  • Elspeth Buchan The Scots Magazine 1784; The Gentleman's Magazine 1791 .......... 398
  • William Buchan M.D. The Gentleman's Magazine 1805; Kerr's Life of Smellie ......... 400
  • Dugald Buchanan Reid's Bibliotheca Scoto-Celtica . ............ 402
  • Claudius Buchanan D.D. Pearson's Life of C.Buchanan; Oral Information 403
  • Francis Buchanan M.D. Family Information; Edinburgh Rev.; Statist. Ace. of Scotland . . . 406
  • George Buchanan Memoirs by Dr Irving . . . 410
  • Gilbert Burnet Life attached to his History . . .428
  • James Burnet (Lord Monboddo) The Scots Magazine 1797; Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames; Brewster's Encyc..; Oral Information ........ 437
  • Robert Burns Life by Heron; Lives by Currie Lockhart &c. ; Oral Information . **0

Vol. 1 CEdit

  • David Calderwood Histories of the Period .
  • John Callender Percy's Letters to George Paton; Orme's Bibliotheca Biblica; Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine; The Scots Magazine; Transac. Scot. Antiq. iii.84 .......465
  • Richard Cameron Scots Worthies; Histories of the Period .......... 466
  • Alexander Campbell Obit notice in Edinburgh. Weekly Journal 1824; Personal Knowledge; Family Information ......... 467
  • Archibald Campbell marquis of Argyle Wodrow's Analecta MS. Wodrow Guthry Burnet Laing Baillie Fox Biographia Brit. &c. ...... 469
  • Archibald Campbell ninth earl of Argyle Historical work of Mr Fox with Hose's Observations; Wodrow Laing Fountainhall Fox Burnet Hume's Narrative published by the Hon. George Rose Biographia Brit. &c. . . . .483
  • Dr George Campbell Life prefixed to his work on the Gospels; Edinburgh Monthly Magazine 1810 ... 489
  • John Campbell second duke of Argyle Histories of the Period . . . .493
  • John Campbell LL.D. Biog. Brit.; The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer iii. 8; Edinburgh Magazine 1790; Boswell's Johnson . . . .505
  • Lieut.-Col.John Campbell . . .508
  • Andrew Cant Bower i. 297; Balfour's Histor. Works; Wodrow's Analecta MS.; Kennedy's Annals of Aberdeen . . . .510
  • Donald Cargill Wodrow's Analecta; Scots Worthies; Histories of the Period . . . .513
  • Rev.Dr Alexander Carlyle The Scots Magazine 1757 1805; Edinburgh Magazine 1821 1822; Mackenzie's Life of Home; Oral Information ......... 515
  • William Carstairs Histories of the Period ; Life prefixed to his State Papers; Christian Instr. 1827 ......... 516
  • David Chambers Mackenzie's Scots Writers; Tytler's Life of Craig; Keith's History . . .528
  • George Chalmers Annual Obituary 1826; New Mon. Magazine 1826; Oral Information ; Encyclopedia Britannica 1th edition ......... 529
  • Dr George Chapman The Scots Magazine 1806 ............ 531
  • Charles I. Histories of the Period* . . . .531
  • Walter Chepman Pitcairn's Criminal Trials; Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine L; Traditions of Edinburgh ..........536
  • George Cheyne M.D. Biog. Brit. ........... 538
  • Hugh Clapperton The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1829; M'Diarmid's Sketches of Nature; Lander's Records of Clapperton .......... 541
  • George Cleghorn Wood's Parish of Cramond; Lettsom's Memoirs ........... 551
  • William Cleland Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine L 608 ; art. John Cleland in Chalmers's Biograph. Dic.; Watt's Biblio. Brit> Border Minstrelsy .... 552
  • John Clerk of Eldin Life by Professor Playfair in Transactions of the Edinburgh Royal Society viii.; Quar. Rev. 1830 .......... 555
  • Archibald Cochrane ninth earl of Dundonaid The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1832 ; Wood's Peerage . . 560
  • John Cockburn of Ormiston Farmer's Magazine 1804; Edinburgh Magazine 1795; Family Memoir MS. . . .561
  • Patrick Colquhoun The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1821; EdinburghMagazine 1821 . . 564
  • Archibald Constable Private Information; Personal Knowledge; Encyc. Brit. 1th edition . . .567
  • Thomas Coutts New AnnualRegister 1825 . .571
  • James Craig M.A. Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary .... 572
  • John Craig Divine Scots Worthies; Wodrow's Ana MS.; Histories of the Period . . .572
  • John Craig Mathematician Watt's Biblio. Brit. . . . .573
  • Sir Thomas Craig Life by P. F. Tytler . . . .574
  • William Craig The Scots Magazine 1813; Information communicated by Sir William Macleod Bannatyne . . . . . . .576
  • David Crawford Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary; Ban. Club's edit. of Historic of King James the Sext . 578
  • William Creech Life prefixed to his Fugitive Pieces; Oral Information 579

Vol. 2 CEdit

  • James Crichton Biog. Brit.; Life by P. F. Tytler . . l
  • Alexander Cruden Life prefixed to his Concordance; Biog. Brit.; The Scots Magazine 1756 1770 . . 14
  • William Cruickshank Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary . . . .17
  • William Cullen Thomson's Life of Cullen; Authorities stated in notes to the article . . 18
  • Alexander Cunningham fifth Earl of Glencairn Keith's Hist.; Pinkerton's Scott. Poems; M'Crie's Knox; Wood's Peerage; Saddler's State Papers 38
  • Alexander Cunningham Historian Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames; Edinburgh Magazine 1789 . . 39
  • James Currie M.D. Life by his Son 2 vols. 8vo ... 40

Vol. 2 DEdit

  • George Dalgarno Napier's Supplement to Encyc. Brit. . . 44
  • Alexander Dalrymple The Gentleman's Magazine 1802; The Scots Magazine 1816 . 44
  • Sir David Lord Hailes Dalrymple Supplement to 4th ed. of Encyc. Brit.; The Scots Magazine 1793 ; Edinburgh Magazine i. 167 415 ; The Gentleman's Magazine Ixii. 47
  • James Dalrymple Viscount Stair Park's Ro. and Nob. Authors; Murray's Lit. Hist of Galloway; Histories of the Period; Wood's Peerage . . . 84
  • John Dalrymple second Earl of Stair Wood's Peerage; Tale of a Grandfather ; Histories of the Period ... 56
  • Sir Thomas Dalzell Playfair's Family Antiquities ; Family Information; Swift's Life of Crichton . 58
  • Andrew Dalzell M.A. The Scots Magazine 1807; The Gentleman's Magazine Ixxxvii. . 61
  • King of Scots David I. Histories of the Period .... 62
  • John Davidson Scots Worthies; Calderwood's History; Wodrow's Lives MS. . . .64
  • Thomas Dempster M'Kenzie's Lives ; M'Crie's Melville SBC. 67
  • George Dempster Edinburgh AnnualRegister 1818; Croker's Boswell; Farmer's Magazine . . .69
  • Sir Alexander Dick Transactions of the Edinburgh Royal Society. ii. ; Boswell's Johnson and Tour to Hebrides ... 73
  • Rev. John Dick Life prefixed to his Theological Lectures 74
  • David Dickson Authorities given in notes ... 78
  • David Doig LL.D. Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames ; Edinburgh Magazine 1801 1802 82
  • John Donaldson ent. Magazine 1801; The Scots Magazine 1802; Edwards's Supplement to Walpole's Anecdotes 86
  • Walter Donaldson Bayle's General Dic. ... 87
  • John Dougall 87
  • Sir Charles Douglas The Gentleman's Magazine ; Quarterly Review xlii. . 88
  • Gavin Douglas Biog. Brit ; Irving's Lives; Sibbald's Chronicle; Pinkerton's Anc. Scott. Poems; Henry's Hist of Gr. Brit. . 90
  • Sir James Douglas Barbour; Histories of the Period . . 101
  • James Douglas Earl of Morton Histories of the Period ; Chalmers's Life of Queen Mary 115
  • James Douglas Authorities given in notes . . .130
  • John Douglas Authorities given in notes . . .132
  • John Douglas D.D. Bishop of Salisbury Life prefixed to his Works folio; Aunual Reg. 1807; Boswell's Johnson . . 132
  • Robert Douglas Wodrow's Analecta MS.; Histories of the Period 134
  • George Drummond The Scots Magazine 1766 1802; The Gentleman's Magazine xxxvi. ; Bower's Hist. Edinburgh University . . .136
  • Robert Hay Drummond Life prefixed to his Sermons; Forties's Life of Beattie 139
  • William Drummond of Hawthornden His Works edited by Ruddiman; Drayton's Poems; Ben Johnson's Works by Gifford ; Douglas's Baronage . . 140
  • Sir William Drummond The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1829; Edinburgh Rev.; Works pamm 154
  • John Drysdale D.D. Transactions of the Edinburgh Royal Society. iii. ; The Scots Magazine 1793 157
  • William Dunbar Pinkerton's Ancient Scottish Poems ; Lord Treasurer's Books Gen. Register House 158
  • Adam Duncan Viscount Duncan MS. from a Correspondent . . .162
  • Andrew Duncan M.D. Senior Family Information; The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1829 . 169
  • Andrew Duncan M.D. Junior Family Information . 175
  • William Duncan Biog. Brit. 179
  • Dundasses of Arniston Transactions of the Edinburgh Royal Society ii. ; The Scots Magazine 1787 1801 ; Wood's Peerage . . 180
  • Sir David Dundas Public Characters 1803 1804; Annual Mathematical Dictionary1823 187
  • Henry Dundas Viscount Melville Pub. Char. 1798 1799; Boswell's Johnson; Tomline's Life of Pitt; Hist of Reign of George III. 189
  • William Dunlop Christ. Inst. 1827; App. to Wodrow 8vo edit. 203
  • John de Duns Scotus Life in The Scots Magazine 1817 by Pinkerton; Biog. Brit. 204
  • James Durham Scots Worthies; Wodrow's Analecta MS.; Baillie's Letters; Memoir prefixed to Durham on Scandal Glas. 1740 . . 207

Vol. 2 EEdit

  • George Augustus Elliot (Lord Heathfield) Brydges's Edition of Collins's Peerage; Drink- water's Siege of Gibraltar; Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary 210
  • Murray Kynnynmond Gilbert Elliot Earl of Minto The Gentleman's Magazine 1814; Playfair's Peerage; MS. notes by a friend of the Earl . . 212
  • James Elphinstone Nichols's Anecdotes; Boswell's Johnson; Forbes's Beattie 214
  • William Elphinston The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer iv. ; Histories of the Period .
  • John Erskine Scotus Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary . .
  • David (Lord Dun) Erskine The Scots Magazine 1764........ 223
  • David Stewart Erskine Earl of Buchan New The Scots Magazine ii. . . . 223
  • Ebenezer Erskine Life by the Rev. Frazer; Acts of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland of the Associate Presbytery and of the Associate Synod; Pamphlets of the Period &c. &c. .... 225
  • Henry Erskine Lord Cardross Wood's Peerage ; Histories of the Period 242
  • Hon. Henry Erskine EdinburghAnnual Register 1819; Edinburgh Lit. Journal ; The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1818 . . . - 243
  • John Erskine of Dun Scott's Lives of Reformers; Wodrow's Analecta MS. ; M'Crie's Knox and Melville 247
  • John Erskine Earl of Mar Wood's Peerage ; Histories of the Period 250
  • John Erskine of Carnock Wood's Peerage ; Erskine's Institutes . 264
  • Dr John Erskine Life by Sir H. Moncrieff Wellwood; The Scots Magazine 1803; Annual Obituary 1821; Guy Mannering 266
  • Ralph Erskine Life Introductory to the folio edition of his Works ; Acts of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland of the Associate Presbytery and of the Associate Synod ; Pamphlets of the Period . . .273
  • Thomas Alexander Erskine Earl of Kellie Wood's Peerage; Traditional Information 277
  • Thomas Erskine Lord Erskine The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1825; Edinburgh Annual Register 1823 i Histories of the Period . 278

Vol. 2 FEdit

  • William Falconer Anderson's British Poets; Clarke's edit of "The Shipwreck;" Life by Irving; European Magazine 1830 . . .282
  • Adam Ferguson (Dr) The Scots Magazine 1797 1816; The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1817; Public Characters 1799 1800 . . 286
  • James Ferguson His Autobiography prefixed to his Select Mechanical Exercises; Nichols's Lit. Anec.; Button's Mathematical Dic. . 291
  • Robert Fergusson Life by Sommers; Life by Irving; Life by Peterkin; Campbell's Hist. Scot. Poetry; Life by Mr. James Inverarity in Supplement to Encyc. Brit. 8d edit. ; Edinburgh Lit. Journal; Family Information . . .302
  • James Finlayson D.D. The Scots Magazine 1808 .......... 317
  • Robert Fleming Life prefixed to his Works . . .321
  • Andrew Fletcher of Salton Life by Earl of Buchan ; Histories of the Period . . . 323
  • Andrew Fletcher of Milton The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer xi. ; Home's History of Rebellion of 1745 ...... 331
  • Alexander Forbes Lord Pitsligo Memoir prefixed to his "Thoughts concerning Man &c., ed. 1829, . . .333
  • Duncan Forbes of Culloden Culloden Papers; Tytier's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames; Histories of the Period; Edinburgh Review . 335
  • Patrick Forbes Biog. Brit.; Burnet's Life of Bedell . 351
  • John Forbes Life by Garden prefixed to his Works 1703; Keith's Catalogue . . .354
  • Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo Family Papers and Information . . 355
  • David Fordyce Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary . . . .371
  • George Fordyce Edinburgh Magazine xl.; The Gentleman's Magazine 1802; Rees's Cyclopedia 372
  • James Fordyce D.D. Funeral Sermon by Dr. J. Lindsay; Annual Register 1796; The Scots Magazine 1796 1797 . 374
  • Sir William Fordyce M.D. . . .377
  • John Fordun &c. Tytler's Lives of Scottish Worthies ........ 378
  • Rev.Thomas Forrester The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer iv.; Milne's Ace. of Melrose; Maidment's Pasquils ........ 380
  • William Forsyth Rees's Cyclopedia; The Gentleman's Magazine 1804 1805 ............ 382
  • Robert and Andrew Foulis Notices and documents illustrative of the Literary History of Glasgow presented to the Maitland Club by Richard Duncan Esq ......... 383
  • Simon Fraser Lord Lovat Histories of the Period ; Life of Lovat 1797 .......... 385
  • George Fulton Private Information .... 404

Vol. 2 GEdit

  • Richard Gall Starke's Biographia Scotica 1805 . . 405
  • Francis Garden Life prefixed to his Travelling Memoranda; Family Information; Papers in the Douglas cause .- . .405
  • James Gardiner Life by Doddridge; Wodrow's Analecta MS. 409
  • William Ged Edinburgh Magazine 1792 ; Letters to George Paton ; Private Information . . . .419
  • Dr Alexander Geddes Edinburgh Magazine xl. ; The Scots Magazine 1802; Life by J. Mason Good ; Notices in his own writings &c. f ...... 420
  • James Geddes Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary .... 428
  • Michael Geddes Birch's Life of Tillotson ; Athense Oxon. 428
  • Alexander Gerard D.D. His Works; Supplement to Encyc. Brit. 3d edit.; Forbes's Beattie; Funeral Sermon by Rev. Skene Ogilvie; Proposals for plan of Education in Marischal College . 429
  • Gilbert Gerard D.D. Biographic Universelle ; Family Information 433
  • Adam Gib Art. Seceders in Encyclop. Brit. ; Starke's Biog. Scot.; The Scots Magazine 1765 . . 435
  • James Gibbs European Magazine 1789 ; Walpole's Anec. ; Maitland's Hist of London; Hist of Oxford ; Hist of Cambridge; Plans of Ratcliffe Library by Gibbs ; Cunningham's Lives of British Painters &c. . . .436
  • Sir Alexander Gibson Douglas's Baronage; Forbes's Journal of the Session; Lament's Diary; his own Decisions 441
  • Patrick Gibson Family Information .... 442
  • George Gillespie Scots Worthies; Wodrow's Analecta MS. . 445
  • Rev. Thomas Gillespie The Scots Magazine passim ; Authorities quoted in notes; Private Information . . 447
  • Rev. William Gillespie Murray's Lit. Hist of Galloway . . 453
  • John Glass Life appended to his collected Works ; History of the Glassites; Writings of Mr. Sandeman &c. ..... 453
  • James Glennie The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1818 . . . . .455
  • Walter Goodal Chalmers's Ruddiman; Introduction to Pinkerton's Inquiry; Minutes of Faculty of Advocates . . . .458
  • Alexander Gordon Nichols's Bowyer 469
  • Lord George Gordon Wood's Peerage; Histories of the Period; Magazines passim . . . .460
  • James Gordon Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary . . .472
  • Robert Gordon of Straloch Family Information . . .472
  • Robert Gordon Contributed by a Local Inquirer . . 475
  • Thomas Gordon Murray's Lit. History of Galloway; art. Trenchard in Biog. Brit.; Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary 479
  • William Gordon of Earlston Hist of the Period ; Wodrow's Analecta MS. 481
  • Nathaniel Gow Family Information . . .482
  • Neil Gow The Scots Magazine 1809 ; Family Information . 487
  • Dougal Graham New edition of M'Ure's Hist of Glasgow 492
  • Rev. James Grahame Edinburgh Annual Register 1812; Blackwood's Magazine i. 494
  • James Graham Marquis of Montrose Wood's Peerage; Histories of the Period 498
  • John Graham Viscount Dundee Wood's Peerage; Histories of the Perioa 527
  • James Grainger The Gentleman's Magazine lxi. ; Chalmers Biographical Dictionary . . 532
  • Sir Francis Grant Haig and Brunton's Lords of Session; Biog Brit; Wodrow's Analecta MS.; Political Pamphlets of the Period . 533
  • Sir Samuel Greig The Scots Magazine 1789 . . 537
  • David Gregory Encyclopedia Britatmica; Aikin's General Biographical Dictionary; Life and Writings of Dr. John Gregory; Button's Mathematical Dictionary. &c ...538
  • James Gregory Life by Tytler prefixed to his Works ......... 541
  • James Gregory M.D. Edinburgh Magazine 1821 ; Bell's Letters on Professional Character ; Private Information .......... 544
  • Dr John Gregory Smellie's Lives ......... 545
  • Alexander Grey MS. contributed by a Local Inquirer ......... 548
  • William Guild Sheriff's Life of Guild Aberd. 1799 ........ 550
  • Henry Guthrie Authorities quoted in notes . . .561
  • James Guthrie Scots Worthies ; Wodrow's Analecta MS. . 553
  • William Guthrie Divine Scots Worthies; Memoir prefixed to the Christian's Great Interest ; Life by the Rev. William Muir . . . .556
  • William Guthrie Miscellaneous Writer Disraeli's Calamities of Authors; Boswell's Johnson ........ 559

Vol. 2 HEdit

  • David Hackston of Rathillet Scots Worthies; Wodrow's Hist.; Crichton's Memoirs . ......562
  • Anne Halket Ballard's Memoirs ....... 565
  • Sir James Hall The Gentleman's Magazine 1832; Family Information; Transactions of Royal Society . . 566
  • Thomas Halyburton Leland's Deistical Writers; Life written partly by himself . . . .569
  • Antony Hamilton Moreri's Gen. Dic.; Works of Count A. Hamilton ; Evelyn's Diary . . 570
  • Gavin Hamilton The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer xvi.; The Scots Magazine 1793; Biog. University . 573
  • Patrick Hamilton Lawson's Memoirs of Hamilton &c. . 575
  • Robert Hamilton LL.D. The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1830 ; Family and Local Information; Works and Life prefixed to Progress of Society 576
  • James Hamilton first Duke of Hamilton Burnet's Memoirs of the Dukes of Hamilton ; Histories of the Period . . 583
  • James Hamilton fourth Duke of Hamilton Histories of the Period ; Lives English and Foreign London 3704 . . .559
  • John Hamilton Life by Lord Hailes . . . .597
  • John Hamilton Archbishop of St. Andrews Mackenzie's Lives ; Histories of the Period; Crawford's Officers of State . 600

Vol. 3 HEdit

  • Sir William Hamilton Wood's Peerage; Biographic Contemporaire; Baldwyn's Lit. Journal 1804; Antiquites Etrusques Greques et Romaines par D'llaucerville ......... 1
  • William Hamilton M.D ....... 6
  • William Hamilton of Bangour Anderson's Brit Poets; Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames; the Lounger; Transactions of Scot Antiq. iii. . ...7
  • Andrew Hart Baun. Miscel. .... 15
  • Henry the Minstrel Irving's Lives of Scot. Poets; Jamieson's edit of Bruce and Wallace; Tytler's Scot. Worthies .... 15
  • Alexander Henderson Scots Worthies; Retrospective Review xiii. 219; Chambers's Hist of Rebellions 1638-1660; Cook's Hist of Church of Scotland ;Wodrow's Analecta MS. . . 17
  • Dr Robert Henry Life prefixed to his History; The Scots Magazine 1796 ; Calamities of Authors; Edinburgh Rev. and Magazine i.; Political Herald; Magazines of the Period passim ... 28
  • Edward Henryson LL.D. Authorities quoted in note ........ 34
  • Robert Henryson Abridged from Memoir by Dr Irving prefixed to Bannerman Club edit of Henry son's Fables ..... 36
  • James Bonaventura Hepburn Authorities quoted in notes ... 39
  • Robert Hepburn Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames ..... 42
  • David Herd Percy's Letters to Patou; The Scots Magazine 1810; Private Information . . 43
  • George Heriot Memoirs (by A. Constable) 12mo 1822; Authorities quoted in notes . . 43
  • Robert Heron Murray's Lit. Hist of Galloway; D'Israeli's Calamities of Authors ... 46
  • Dr George Hill Life by Dr Cook; Acts of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; Letters to Dr Hill on the Constitution and Management of the Church of Scotland &c. 50
  • Sir Roger Hog Authorities quoted in notes ... 57
  • John Holybush Mackenzie's Lives i. ; Hist. Lit. Gentis Scot. MS. Adv. Lib.; Bulaei Historia Unversitatis Parisiensio ... 59
  • Henry Home (Lord Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames) Life by Tytler; Magazines passim ; Smellie's Lives; Works .... 61
  • John Home Life by Mackenzie; Boswell's Johnson; Stewart's Life of Robertson . .72
  • John Hope Earl of Hopetoun Edinburgh Annual Reg. 1823 ; Napier's Penins. Campaigns; The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1824 . . 79
  • Sir Thomas Hope Wood's Parish of Cramond and Peerage .......... 84
  • Francis Horner Annual Register ; (Constable's) Edinburgh Magazine; Cobbett's Register . . 86
  • John Horsley Life by Rev. Mr Hodgson quoted in the. article ...... 90
  • Alexander Hume Sibbald's Chronicle of Scottish Poetry; Leyden's Collection of Scottish Descriptive Poems; Dempster; Memoir prefixed to his Hymns and Sacred Songs Ban. Club ............ 92
  • David Hume of Godscroft Sources of information mentioned in the article ..... 96
  • David Hume Life by Ritchie; Life by himself; Mackenzie's Life of Hume; Hardy's Mem. of Charlemont; Life by Smellie; Warburton's Letters to Herd; Collection of fugitive letters in possession of the editor ........ 102
  • Patrick Hume Alexander and Hugh Earls of Marchmont Marchmont Papers ; Wood's Peerage; Crawford's Officers of State; Fox's Hist. Work; Observations on the same by Rose; Haig and Brunton's Historical Ace. of the Court of Session; Oswald's Correspondence ........ 133
  • Patrick Hume Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames ; Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine iv ..... 144
  • Dr Henry Hunter Memoirs 1805; The Gentleman's Magazine Ixii.; Rees's Cyclopedia .......144
  • William Hunter Life by Symmons 1783; References throughout the article; Monthly Review li. Ixxv. Ixxvi. &c. . . .147
  • John Hunter Life by Edward Home; Periodical Works passim 156
  • Dr James Hutton Transactions of the Edinburgh Royal Society. v. ... 175

Vol. 3 IEdit

  • Sir James Inglis Leyden's edit of Complaynt of Scotland ; Irving's Lives of Scot. Poets; Sibbald's Chronicle; Lives of Em Scotsmen . 182
  • Thomas Innes His Works passim ; Wodrow's Analecta MS.; Pinkerton's Inquiry; Edinburgh Review xii. 280, .183
  • Christopher Irvine Sibbald's Bibliotheca Scot. MS. Adv. Lib.; Prefaces to his Publications; Acts of Scottish Parlia.; Family Information; Catalogue of Scots Writers edited by Mr J. Maidment . 187

Vol. 3 JEdit

  • Gilbert Jack Funeral Oration ; Freheri Theatrum Virorum Eruditorum ; Works . . 189
  • Thomas Jack M'Crie's Life of Melville; Onomasticon Poeticum 191
  • James I King of Scots Histories of the Period; Tytler's Lives of Scot. Worthies . . 193
  • James IV Histories of the Period . 205
  • James V Histories of the Period . . . .212
  • James VI Life of James the First Constable's Miscellany; Hist of the Period; Pitcairn's Criminal Trials ; Edinburgh Lit. Journal . 228
  • George Jamesone Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting; The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer xiv. ; Council Records of Aberdeen; Pennant's Tour in Scotland; Histories of Aberdeen; Survey of the City of Aberdeen by Philopoliteius ; Cunningham's Lives of Painters . . 242
  • George Jardine A.M. Family Information . . . . 248
  • Sir Archibald Johnston of Warriston Authorities quoted in notes . . .252
  • Dr Arthur Johnston Authorities quoted in notes . 264
  • James Johnstone The Gentleman's and Monthly Magazines 1802; Doddridge's Letters p. 354 . . . 270
  • John Johnston Authorities quoted in notes . 271
  • Robert Johnston Authorities quoted in notes . . . 274
  • Paul Jones Life of Paul Jones ; Private Information 275

Vol. 3 KEdit

  • John Kay Family Information . . . . 281
  • James Keill Authorities quoted in notes . . . 284
  • John Keill Authorities quoted in notes . . . 284
  • George Keith-Elphinstone Viscount Keith Wood's Peerage; Edinburgh Annual Reg. 1823; The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1824 ......... 289
  • George Keith fifth Earl Marischal Authorities quoted in notes and Historical Works connected with Aberdeen and the Universities of Scotland .......293
  • the Hon. James Keith MS. Memoir in possession of the Editor ....... 298
  • Robert Keith Preface to Russell's edition of his Catalogue ........ 305
  • James Kennedy Mackenzie's Lives; Crawford's Officers of State; Histories of the Period . . 307
  • John Ker, Duke of Roxburghe Wood's Peerage; Quarterly Review xliv Dibdm's Bibliographical Decameron j Nichols's Preface to the Roxburghe Catalogue .... 309
  • Robert Ker Earl of Ancrum Walpole Roy. and Nob. Authors by Park ; Private Information ....... 316
  • Robert Kerr ...317
  • William Kirkcaldy Chalmers's Life of Queen Mary; Memoir by Mr Graham Dalyell . . 318
  • James Kirkwood Watt's Bibliotheca; Sibbald's Bib. Scot. MS. Adv. Lib.; Chalmers's Ruddiman ...... 325
  • John Knox Life by M'Crie . . .325

Vol. 3 LEdit

  • Alexander Gordon Laing Composed chiefly from Family Information by the late Rev. William Craig Dalkeith brother-in-law to Major Laing . . 336
  • Malcolm Laing EdinburghAnnual Register 1818; Biographic dea Contemporains; Fox's Letters . . . 345
  • Sir John Lauder Lord Fountainhall Authorities quoted in notes; Family Information ...... 349
  • William Lauder Authorities quoted in notes . .. . 356
  • John Law Life by J. P. Wood . . .361
  • Robert Leighton Life by Murray; Life by Pearson; Burnet's History of his Own Times ; Bower's Hist of the University of Edinburgh . . .376
  • Sir James Leith Histories of Peninsular War; Family Information ...... 388
  • Alexander Leslie Earl of Leven Histories of the Period ; Wood's Peerage ........ 396
  • David Leslie Lord Newark Histories of the Period ; Wood's Peerage ..... 403
  • George Lesley Life by Lord Hailes; The Scots Magazine 1802; other authorities quoted in notes ...... 407
  • John Leslie Bishop of Clogher and his son Charles Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary ; Memoir of Charles Leslie prefixed to late Oxford edition of his Works .......... 411
  • John Leslie Bishop of Ross Mackenzie's Lives; Histories of the Period; Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary ; Bann. Club edition of his " Historic . . 413
  • Sir John Leslie Family Information; Report of the Case of Mr Leslie; Obituary Notices in Caledonian Mercury and Edinburgh Courant . . 416
  • John Leyden Life by Scott in Edinburgh Annual Register 1811 ; Life to his prefixed Poems . 426
  • Dr Duncan Liddel Authorities quoted in notes . . 446
  • Sir David Lindsay Life by G. Chalmers prefixed to his Works; Irving's Lives of Scot. Poets . . 449
  • John Lindsay Earl of Crawford and Lindsay His Life 8vo, Wood's Peerage . . 453
  • Robert Lindsay of Pitscottie Preface to his Chronicles . . .459
  • William Lithgow His Travels; Traditionary Information . 460
  • John Livingstone Life published in 1754; Murray's Lit. Hist. of Galloway 464
  • Sir George Lockhart Authorities quoted in notes . . .471
  • George Lockhart of Carnwath Lockhart Papers; Stuart Papers; Histories of the Rebellion of 1715 ; Pamphlets of the Period &c. . . . .476
  • Sir William Lockhart of Lee Authorities quoted in notes . . .481
  • George Logan Chalmers's Life of Ruddiman and other authorities quoted in notes . . 488
  • John Logan Anderson's Brit. Poets ; Private Information ......... 490
  • Dr William Lothian Transactions of the Ed. Royal Society. i. . . . . 493
  • John Love Chalmers's Ruddiman .... 493
  • George Low Preface to Fauna Orcadensis . . .494
  • John Lowe Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song ...... 495

Vol. 3 MEdit

  • John Macdiarmid Atheuseum iii. ; D'Israeli's Calamities ...... 496
  • Andrew Macdonald D'Israeli's Calamities; Campbell's Hist. Scot. Poetry; Edinburgh Magazine 1819; The Gentleman's Magazine Ix. ; Biographia Dramatica . 497
  • Robert Macfarlane The Gentleman's Magazine Ixxiv. ........ 500
  • Duncan Macintyre Reid's Bibliotheca Scoto-Celtica; Private Information ....... 501
  • George Mackenzie Earl of Cromarty Wood's Parish of Cramond . . .504
  • Sir George Mackenzie Ruddiman's edition of his Works; Authorities quoted in notes . . . .505
  • Henry Mackenzie British Gallery of Contemporary Portraits; Ballantyne's Novelist's Library; Private Information ..... 513
  • Sir James Mackintosh The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1834; Inverness Courier Newspaper ........517
  • Dr James Macknight Life by his son prefixed to his Work on the Epistles .........525
  • Colin Maclaurin Biog. Brit.; Culloden Papers . . 529
  • Hector Macneil Edinburgh Annual Register 1818; Ed. Lit. Journal ii. ....... 539
  • James Macpherson The Scots Magazine 1796; Brewster's Encyc.; all the Works connected with the Ossian Controversy alluded to in the article .... 541
  • John Mair (or Major) Authorities quoted in notes . . .553
  • Sir Richard Maitland Authorities quoted in notes . . .556
  • William Maitland Nicholas Bouyer ....... 563
  • Sir John Malcolm A. Obituary 1834; Carlisle Patriot . . 563
  • David Mallet Anderson's British Poets; Annual Register ix. xxiii.; Wilkes's Correspondence . 567
  • William M'gavin Funeral Sermon by the Rev. Greville Ewing; Family Information . 572

Vol. 4 MEdit

  • Andrew Melville Life by M'Crie ....... 1
  • James Melville His Diary; Authorities quoted in notes ....... 8
  • Sir James Melville Memoirs by himself Bann. Club edition; Wood's Peerage .... 23
  • William Meston Life prefixed to bis Poems; Aberdeen Mag ....... 29
  • William Julius Mickle The Scots Magazine 1789; Johnson and Chalmers's British Poets; Oral Information . 31
  • John Millar Life by Craig ; Edinburgh Rev. iii. . 33
  • Joseph Mitchell Biographia Dramatica . . . 36
  • Alexander Munro M.D. Secundus (including Memoir of Dr Munro Primus) Life by Dr Duncan Edinburgh Annual Register 1817; The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1818; Annual Register 1780; Life prefixed to Works of Dr Munro Primus ....... 37
  • George Cunningham Monteath Family Information . . .44
  • Alexander Montgomery Life prefixed to Irving's edition of his Works ......46
  • James Moor LL.D. Appendix to Notices and Documents illustrative of the Literary History of Glasgow presented by Richard Duncan Esq. to the Maitland Club......47
  • Dr John Moore Anderson's edition of his Works; The Scots Magazine 1790; Edinburgh Encyc. .
  • Sir John Moore Rees's Cyclopedia; Annual Register; Public Characters ; The Scots Magazine 1809 ; Dr Cleland's Enumeration; Narrative of the Campaign in Spain by Dr James Moore &c. .......50
  • Robert Morison Pulteney's Sketches; Rees's Cyclopedia Oxon. ii ......63
  • Sir Thomas Munro Life and Correspondence 3 vols. .....65
  • Sir William Mure Lyle's Ballads and Songs......71
  • Alexander Murray D.D. Life by Sir H. Moncrieff Wellwood; Murray's Lit. Hist of Galloway ......72
  • Patrick Murray Lord Elibank Park's Walpole; Wood's Peerage; Boswell's Johnson . . . . .77
  • Sir Robert Murray Authorities quoted in notes ... 79
  • William Murray Earl of Mansfield Authorities quoted in notes ... 81
  • Robert Milne Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary ... 87

Vol. 4 NEdit

  • John Napier Life by Earl of Buchan; Wood's Peerage; Button's Dictionary; Library of Entertaining Knowledge .... 88
  • Alexander Nicoll D.C.L. Family Information . . . .92

Vol. 4 OEdit

  • John Ogilvie D.D. Lives of Scottish Poets ii.; The Scots Magazine 1814..........95
  • John Ogilvy Aikin's Gen. Biog.; Starke's Biog. Scot.............95

Vol. 4 PEdit

  • David Panther Lit. Hist of Galloway........97
  • Mungo Park The Scots Magazine 1815; Edinburgh Magazine 1819; his Travels; Lives of Travellers in the National Library; Lander's Travels; Private Information ....97
  • William Paterson Statistical Account of the Parish of Tinwald; History of the Settlement of Darien; History of the Bank of England; M'Crie's Lives of Bryson and Veitch &c. . i......108
  • Saint Patrick Archaeologia Scotica, Trans. of Antiq. Soc. of Scotland ii.........120
  • Alexander Pennecuik The Scots Magazine 1805 1806 ....121
  • William Perry The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1823 ; Edinburgh Magazine 1822..........122
  • John Pinkerton Authorities quoted in notes .....124
  • Dr Archibald Pitcairne Life by Webster 1781; Chalmers's Ruddiman; Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames .....128
  • John Playfair Authorities quoted in notes . . .130
  • William Playfair The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1824 . . . 136
  • Robert Pollok Authority quoted in notes . . . 138
  • Robert Pont Authorities quoted in notes . . .141
  • Timothy Pont Authorities quoted in text and notes . 143
  • Sir John Pringle Life by Dr Kippis; Sir H. Moncrieff Wellwood's Life of Dr Erskine . . 144

Vol. 4 REdit

  • Sir Henry Raeburn The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1824; Cunningham's Lives of Painters; Family Information . . 146
  • Allan Ramsay Poet Life by Chalmers prefixed to an edition of his Works London 1800; Life by W. Tennant Author of Anster Fair; Notices in The Scots Magazine Pamphlets &c . . .151
  • Allan Ramsay Painter Cunningham's Lives of Painters; Edward's Walpole; Tytler's Memoirs of the life and writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames; EdinburghAnnual Register 1813 ; Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary; Private Information . . 158
  • Andrew Michael Ramsay Biog. Brit.; Memoir by himself; Swift's Works; Private Information . . 160
  • Dr Thomas Reid Authorities quoted in text and notes . 162
  • John Renwick Edinburgh Encyclopedia; Edinburgh Magazine 1821........168
  • James Renwick Life by A. Shields; Wodrow's History; Scots Worthies &c. ... 171
  • William Richardson The Scots Magazine 1814; the Student (a small periodical work published at Glasgow) quoted in Edinburgh Magazine 1820 . . 176
  • Alexander Robertson Family Papers........177
  • William Robertson Life by Stewart ; Life of Home........178
  • Dr John Robison Life by Professor Playfair........184
  • Robert Rollock Spotswood's History of the Church of Scotland; Aikin's General Biography; M'Crie's Melville &c........189
  • George Rose EdinburghAnnual Register 1818 .... 194
  • Alexander Ross Miscellaneous Writer Grainger's Biograph. Hist. iii. ; Hudibras ; Censura Literaria iv. ; Sir R. Sibbald's MS.....196
  • Alexander Ross Divine Contributed by a Local Inquirer . . 197
  • Alexander Ross Poet Life by Alex. Thomson and other authorities quoted in text and notes . . 198
  • John Row Memorials of the Family of Ure ; Council Records of Aberdeen; Polemical Pamphlets of the Period.....203
  • William Roxburgh......205
  • William Roy Watt's Bibliotheca ; Annual Register xxxii. 523 The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1817........206
  • Thomas Ruddiman Life by George Chalmers.......207
  • Alexander Runciman Cunningham's Lives of Painters; The Scots Magazine 1802.....212
  • Alexander Russell The Scots Magazine 1771.....214
  • William Russell Life by Dr Irving in Blackwood's Magazine iii. ; Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary...214
  • John Rutherford Greig's Supplement to Encyc. Brit. ....216
  • Samuel Rutherford History of the Church of Scotland; Livingston's Characteristics; Scots Worthies; Life by the Rev. Thomas Murray Edinburgh &c...216
  • Thomas Rymer Sir Walter Scott's edition of Sir Tristram; Irving's Lives of Scottish Poets.....222

Vol. 4 SEdit

  • John Sage Life by Gillan; Greig's Supplement to Encyc. Brit. ; Chalmers's Ruddiman ....225
  • Michael Scott Edinburgh Magazine 1820......228
  • Sir Walter Scott Life forming Supplement to Chambers's Edinburgh Journal; Private Information....230
  • Henry Scougal Contributed by a Local Inquirer ....243
  • Henry Scrimger M'Kenzie's Lives; M'Crie's Melville &c.....245
  • James Sharp Wodrow's History; Life of Archbishop Sharp.......247
  • James Short Archaeologia Scotica, Trans. of Antiq. Soc. of Scotland......258
  • James Sibbald Family Information ....259
  • Sir Robert Sibbald Pulteney's Sketches; Edinburgh Magazine xl; Boswell's Johnson ....261
  • George Sinclair Records of University of Glasgow; Edinburgh Rev. xx. ; Wodrow's Life of David Dickson....263
  • Dr Robert Simson Life by Dr Traill Encyc. Brit....264
  • John Skinner Ecclesiastical Magazine 1833......268
  • William Smellie Life by Robert Kerr ....270
  • Thomas Smeton Authorities quoted in notes ....274
  • Adam Smith Life by Dugald Stewart ....278
  • Tobias Smollett Life by Anderson; Private Information.....293
  • Dr Thomas Somerville Annual Obituary 1824; Private Information; Historical Works . . . .303
  • John Spotiswood Superintendent Wodrow's Biograph. Collections . . 306
  • John Spotiswood Archbishop Life prefixed to his History; Stevenson's History of the Church and State of Scotland; Historical and Critical Dictionary &c. . . . 306
  • Sir Robert Spotiswood Life prefixed to his Praeticks ; History of the Rebellious from 1638 to 1660 in Constable's Miscellany . . .311
  • Sir James Steuart Life prefixed to his Works; Orig. Letters from Lady M. W. Montague to Sir James Steuart......313
  • Dugal Stewart The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1829; Edinburgh Encyclopedia........316
  • Dr Matthew Stewart Life by Playfair in Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburghi. .....324
  • General David Stewart The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1831........326
  • Edmund Stone Button's Mathem. Dictionary . . 328
  • William Strahan Authorities quoted .... 329
  • Dr John Strang Authorities quoted .... 331
  • Sir Robert Strange Scots. Magazine 1761 1762 ; The Gentleman's Magazine Ixii.; Chalmers's Biographical Dictionary . . .336
  • Mary Stuart Histories of the Period; Bell's Life of Mary Queen of Scots . . .338
  • James Stuart Earl of Moray Histories of the Period . . . 349
  • John Stuart Earl of Bute Wood's Peerage; Nichols's Anecdotes; Brydges's Peerage . . .352
  • Gilbert Stuart Authorities quoted . . . . .355

Vol. 4 TEdit

  • Robert Tannahill Family Information . . ... 361
  • James Taylor Family Papers . .... 365
  • Thomas Telford Obituary notices &c. .... 368
  • Dr Andrew Thomson Life prefixed to Posthumous volume of Sermons.........370
  • James Thomson Authorities and Sources of Information quoted ...... 373
  • Dr William Thomson The Annual Biographical And Obituary 1818 ...... 378
  • William Turnbull M'Ure's History of Glasgow; Keith's Scottish Bishops &c. . . . . 379
  • William Tyler Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh iv.; Life of Beattie.........383
  • Alexander Fraser Tyler Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh viii.....385
  • James Tyler Life published anonymously; Private Information........391

Vol. 4 UEdit

Vol. 4 WEdit

  • William Wallace Fordun; Rymer's Foedera; Anderson's Numismata ; Barbour ; Henry the Minstrel; English Chronicles; Statistical Account of Scot. ; Dalrymple's Annals ; Tytler'a History of Scotland; Henry's Britain .......395
  • James Wallace Scots Worthies; M'Crie's Lives of Veitch and Bryson &c.....411
  • Robert Wallace D.D. Scots Magazine 1771 1809 ; Retrospective Rev. ii. ; Ritchie's Life of Hume ; Family Information.........41
  • Henry Wardlaw Spotswood's History of the Church of Scotland; Keith's Scottish Bishops; History of St. Andrews &c........417
  • Robert Watson D.D. Encyc. Brit.; The Bee, or Literary weekly intelligencer vii., viii.; The Scots Magazine 1781; Croker's Boswell; Prefaces to Works..........420
  • James Watt Edinburgh Encyc. articles Watt Bleaching and Inland Navigation; Edinburgh Rev. vol. xiii.; Cleland's Progress of the Commerce and Manufactures of Glasgow; Tred- gold on the Steam Engine; Galloway on the Steam Engine; Gregory's Mechanic vol. ii; Private Information.....422
  • Robert Watt M.D. Family Information.........433
  • Alexander Waugh D.D. Life of Dr Waugh 8vo ....439
  • Alexander Webster D.D. Scots Magazine. 1802; Chamber's Scottish Songs ; Traditional Information ......442
  • Alexander Wedderburn Earl of Rosslyn Brydges's Peerage ; History of the Reign of George III. ; Family Memoirs MS......446
  • James Wedderburn Family Memoirs MS.; Sibbald's Chronicle of Scottish Poetry ... 448
  • David Wedderburn Authorities quoted in notes . . .450
  • John Welch Scots Worthies ; M'Crie's Life of Knox..... 452
  • Sir Henry Moncrieff Wellwood Bart. D.D. Christian Instructor 1828 . . .456
  • William Wilkie D.D. Anderson's British Poets . . .461
  • King of Scots William Dalrymple's Annals . . . . 464
  • John Willock Authorities quoted in notes . . 465
  • John Willison Life prefixed to his Works 4to . . 467
  • Alexander Wilson Life prefixed to his Ornithology in Constable's Miscellany ; Life in Sparkes's Library of American Biography . . 468
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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Lee, Sidney, ed. (1898). "Thomson, Thomas Napier" . Dictionary of National Biography. 56. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  2. ^ John Knox (1845). Select Practical Writings. pp. iii–vi. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ Rutherford, Traill, Henderson, Guthrie, Veitch, Hog, and Fleming.
  4. ^ Chambers, Robert; Thomson, Thomas (1853–1855). A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen (Vol. 9 ed.). Glasgow : Blackie. Retrieved 10 April 2019.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  5. ^ Annan, Thomas (1887). Illustrated catalogue of the exhibition of portraits on loan in the new galleries of art, Corporation buildings, Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, host institution. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  6. ^ Anderson, William (1877). The Scottish nation; or, The surnames, families, literature, honours, and biographical history of the people of Scotland (Vol. 1 ed.). Edinburgh [etc.] : A. Fullarton & co. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  7. ^ Anderson, William (1877). The Scottish nation; or, The surnames, families, literature, honours, and biographical history of the people of Scotland (Vol. 2 ed.). Edinburgh [etc.] : A. Fullarton & co. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  8. ^ Anderson, William (1877). The Scottish nation; or, The surnames, families, literature, honours, and biographical history of the people of Scotland (Vol. 3 ed.). Edinburgh [etc.] : A. Fullarton & co. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
Attribution

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainLee, Sidney, ed. (1898). "Thomson, Thomas Napier". Dictionary of National Biography. 56. London: Smith, Elder & Co.