Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828

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Scottish philosopher.

From the description of Letter signed : Kinniel House, to Thomas Jefferson, 1824 Sept. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580884

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Catrine, Kilmarnock, to an unidentified peer, before 1809?. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574573

Dugald Stewart was born on November 22, 1753 in Edinburgh, Scotland. At the age of 13, he studied at the University of Edinburgh where his father was the chair of the mathematics department. He eventually taught in the mathematics department with his father, then took over as chair after his father's death. In 1785, he was made the professor of moral philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.

Stewart's chief concern was to formulate a philosophy of the mind through the use of the inductive method of Sr. Francis Bacon. He was an admirer, friend, and follower of Thomas Reid. Stewart's pupils included Lord Brougham, Lord Palmerston, Sir Walter Scott, and James Mill. He was an eloquent speaker and greatly published author.

In 1783, Stewart married Helen Bannatyne who bore him one son before her death in 1787. Dugald Stewart died on June 11, 1828, while visiting a friend at Edinburgh.

Olinthus Gilbert Gregory was born on January 29, 1774, in Yaxley, Huntingdonshire. In 1796, he settled in Cambridge and in 1798, opened a bookseller's shop where he also taught mathematics. In 1802, he became the mathematical maser at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. In 1807, he was made chair of the mathematics department where he remained until his retirement in 1838. Gregory published many mathematical and theological writings during his tenure. He stayed in Woolwich until his death on February 2, 1841.

From the description of Dugald Stewart letter to Olinthus Gregory, 1804. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398972

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referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828. Dugald Stewart letter to Olinthus Gregory, 1804. Flugschriften des Fruhen 16 Jahrhunderts
creatorOf Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828. Autograph letter signed Dugald Stewart to Dr. Percival January 20, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter, 1789 June 21, Paris, [France], to [Dugald] Stewart, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1738-1840 (inclusive), 1784-1837 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Chamberlain, William, 1755-1828. Letter, 1822 Oct. 16, Dartmouth College, to Dugald Stewart, Esq., F.R.S., Edinburgh, Scotland. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville, Baron, 1759-1834. [Commonplace book], [1820s]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Notes and observations on several subjects connected with the philosophy of the human mind, [1820s?]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn HORNER, Francis, 1778-1817, Politician, 1795-1817 British Library of Political and Economic Science
creatorOf Romilly, Samuel, Sir, 1757-1818. Autograph letter to. Wellesley College
creatorOf Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828. Letter to Chandler Robbins. [Edinburgh, Scotland]. [1819 Aug. 25]. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828. Letter to Dr. Thompson. [s.l.]. [1795?] June 3. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Benjamin Vaughan Papers, 1746-1900 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828. Autograph letter signed : Catrine, Kilmarnock, to an unidentified peer, before 1809?. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828. Autograph letter to. Wellesley College
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. Correspondence of Francis Walker Gilmer [manuscript], 1784-1826. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Buckminster, J. S. (Joseph Stevens), 1784-1812. Papers, 1806 April 24-1807 Aug. 7. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Autograph letters signed from Thomas Campbell written to different correspondents at the same time, dated London, July 2, 1828, July 2, 1828
referencedIn Burns, Robert, 1789-1869. Letter: 1853 June 17, Toronto, to David Laing / Rob. Burns. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Letters from others sent to Thomas Cadell, 1766-1825. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Books from the library of Amos Bronson Alcott, 1579-1893. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828. Letter signed : Kinniel House, to Thomas Jefferson, 1824 Sept. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lectures and Letters of Dugald Stewart (1753-1828), 1778-1825 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Notes from lectures by Dugald Stewart, 1806 Senate House Library, University of London
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associatedWith Alcott, Amos Bronson, 1799-1888 person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Buckminster, J. S. (Joseph Stevens), 1784-1812. person
associatedWith Burns, Robert, 1789-1869. person
correspondedWith Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802 person
associatedWith Chamberlain, William, 1755-1828. person
correspondedWith Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857 person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Forbes, John. person
associatedWith Gilmer, Francis Walker, 1790-1826. person
associatedWith Gregory, Olinthus, 1774-1841. person
associatedWith Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville, Baron, 1759-1834. person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
associatedWith Horner, Francis, 1778-1817 person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, person
associatedWith Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727. person
associatedWith Percival, James Gates, 1795-1856. person
associatedWith Robbins, Chandler, 1796-1836, person
associatedWith Romilly, Samuel, Sir, 1757-1818. person
associatedWith Stewart, Dugald; Walker, Josias; Bridges, James; Borthwick, J; Dow, John person
associatedWith Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835 person
associatedWith Vaughan, John, 1756-1841 person
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Birth 1753-11-22

Death 1828-06-11

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