John Clerk o Eldin

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Portrait o Clerk o Eldin bi James Saxon, painted in 1805.

John Clerk o Eldin FRSE FSAScot (10 December 1728 – 10 Mey 1812) wis a Scots merchant, naval author, airtist, geologist an laundawner. He wis a pairt o the Scots Enlichtment, best kent fur his wallie writins on naval tactics in the Age o Sails.

He wis the seivent son o Sir John Clerk o Penicuik, brither-in-law tae airchitect Robert Adam,[1] an great-great-uncle o physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

  1. Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (Julie 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002: Biographical Index (PDF). I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 4 October 2006. Retrieved 29 September 2010.