The main body of papers relative to Anderson is a fine collection of personal letters, dating from between 1801 and 1809. Most were written to his parents, Andrew Anderson, shipmaster of Kincardine and Ann Moon. They enlighten both our understanding of Anderson's student days and the trading and ship-owning activities of his family. The papers also include a Report to the Perth water commissioners, (Perth, 1837).
Papers of Adam Anderson
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Administrative / Biographical History
Adam Anderson (1780-1846) was Rector of Perth Academy for 28 years from 1809, and then Professor of Natural History at St Andrews University, 1837-1846.
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Given to the library by a descendant of Adam Anderson in 1994.
Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project Archivist.
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ms37520/9 Xeroxes of 8 letters and report to the magistrates of Perth relating to Perth Academy and water supply of Perth and to lighting burial ground, 1817-39;ms36998/9-11 Xeroxes of 3 letters to his son Andrew Anderson, 1841-1846.
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