Kames, Henry Home, Lord, 1696-1782
- Existence: 1696 - 1782
Henry Home, Lord Kames was a Scottish advocate, judge, philosopher, writer and agricultural improver. A central figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, a founding member of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh, and active in the Select Society, he acted as patron to some of the most influential thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, including the philosopher David Hume, the economist Adam Smith, the writer James Boswell, the chemical philosopher William Cullen, and the naturalist John Walker.
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Identifier: Mss 769121.1
Scope and Contents Kames, Henry Home, Lord, 1696-1782. Letter, 1769 January 21, Edinburgh, to an unknown recipient. He never received his letter: wants him to read his essay on some unnamed politicl matter. Frpm the Ticknor Autograph Collection.