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The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Brian Bonnyman


The third Duke of Buccleuch (1746-1812) presided over the management of one of Britain’s largest landed estates during a period of profound social, political and economic change. Tutored by the philosopher Adam Smith, the Duke was also a leading patron of the Scottish Enlightenment, lauded by the Edinburgh literati as an exemplar of patriotic nobility and civic virtue, while his alliance with Henry Dundas would dominate Scottish politics for almost forty years. Combining the approaches of intellectual, economic and agrarian history, this book provides the first critical study of the life and c ... More

Keywords: Duke of Buccleuch, Adam Smith, Scottish Enlightenment, Henry Dundas, Scottish politics, agricultural revolution, improvement, agrarian, land management, eighteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748642007
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Bonnyman, author