Authorised form of nameSmith; Adam (1723 - 1790)
Dates1723 - 1790
Place of birthKirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Date of birth05 June 1723
Place of deathEdinburgh
Date of death17 July 1790
Dates and placesBurial:
Canongate churchyard, Edinburgh
Research fieldEconomic theory
Professor of Moral Philosophy, Glasgow University
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/05/1767
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Bernard Bailyn, '1776: The British Dimension' in NR 1976-7 vol 31 pp 179-199
John Thomas, 'Josiah Wedgwood's Portrait Medallions of Fellows of the Royal Society' in NR 1963 vol 18 pp 45-53, plate
P Fontes da Costa, 'The Culture of Curiosity at The Royal Society in the first half of the eighteenth century', NR 2002 vo l56 pp 147-166
W P Griffith and P J T Morris, 'Charles Hatchett FRS (1765 - 1847), chemist and discoverer of niobium' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 299 - 316
At foot of Citation: 'Pd £80: [...] Dr Morton'
Royal Society codeNA596
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1767/12Smith, Adam: certificate of election to the Royal Society
M/256Smith, Adam1787
NLB/13/753Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Henry Higgs, Savile Club, 107 Piccadilly, W.19 November 1896
NLB/52/859Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Ellis Thomas Powell Esquire; the Financial News, 111 Queen Victoria Street, E.C.3 March 1916
S/0066Cameo of Smith, Adam1787
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