Authorised form of nameAnderson; John (1726 - 1796)
Dates1726 - 1796
Dates and placesBirth:
Roseneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (1726)
13 January 1796
Glasgow University
Officer in the corps to resist the Rebellion (1745); Professor, Oriental languages, Glasgow (1756); Professor of Natural Philosophy, Glasgow (1760); gave popular lectures to machanics and artisans; planned the fortifications of Greenock (1759); invented a cannon and offered it the the National Convention of France (during the Revolution); left all his belongings to the educational institution in Glasgow named after him, Anderson's College
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of the minister of Roseneath
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA7074
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1758/11Anderson, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/10/26/1Letter, 'Of a new rain gage, of a weather register, and of rainy climates' from John Anderson to Doctor Gartshore27 October 1792
L&P/10/26Paper, 'Of a new rain gage, of a weather register, and of rainy climates' by John Anderson 27 October 1792
L&P/10/26/2Plate, 'A new rain gage' by John Anderson1792
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