Letters to George Findlay Shiras 1926-1939
Papers of James Bonar, 1852-1941, political economist and historian
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James Bonar was born in 1852 . He was educated at Glasgow Academy and University, in Leipzig, Tbingen and Balliol College, Oxford. He became a lecturer of political economy in East London (1877-1880), examiner at the Civil Service Commission (junior, 1881, senior, 1895-1907) and deputy master of Canadian branch of Royal Mint (1907-1919). He became president of Section F of the British Association and Vice President of both the Royal Statistical Society and the Royal Economic Society. Bonar was an authority on Malthus and on Smith.
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Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 04 March 2005