Scottish economist; author of The Wealth of Nations.
Document Signed by Smith and ten others, oblong large folio [11 3/4 by 17 1/2 inches], on vellum, Glasgow, October 25, 1760.
A Master’s Degree conferred by Glasgow University on James Calderwood. Smith signs this document as a member of the senate of the university. Unanimously elected professor of logic at Glasgow University in 1751, Adam Smith succeeded Thomas Craigie in the chair of moral philosophy in the following year; he held this position for nearly 12 years during which time he published his Theory of Moral Sentiments. Resigning his professorship in 1763, Smith became tutor to the young duke of Buccleuch and in 1764 went abroad with his pupil.
Framed in sand, dark brown and gilt with a portrait of the economist. Framed dimensions: 30 inches wide by 17 inches high.
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