William Smellie (encyclopaedist)

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William Smellie
FRSE, FSA Scot
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William Smellie, bi Henry Bryan Hall
Born 1740
The Pleasance, Edinburgh
Died 24 Juin 1795
Edinburgh
Restin place
Greyfriars Kirkyaird, Edinburgh
55°56′48″N 3°11′32″W / 55.94667°N 3.19222°W / 55.94667; -3.19222
Residence Edinburgh
Naitionality Scots
Eddication Duddingston pairish schuil
High School, Edinburgh
Alma mater Varsity o Edinburgh
Thrift Prenter, eeditor, naituralist, antiquary
Employer

Apprentice, Hamilton, Balfour & Neil, prenters, 1752
Substitute lecturer, botany, Varsity o Edinburgh
Foondit Balfour & Smellie, prenters, Edinburgh, 1765
Eeditit 1st edeetion o the Encyclopædia Britannica, 1771-
Eeditor, Edinburgh Magazine and Review, 1773-1776

Pairtner wi William Creech, 1782-
Kent for Eeditor o the Encyclopædia Britannica First Edeetion
Hauf-marrae(s) Jean Robertson (m. 1763)
Parents Alexander Smellie, architect, Edinburgh
Notes
Member o the Edinburgh Filosofical Society, tharebi acomin a foondin fellae o the Ryal Society o Edinburgh upon the Filosofical Society receivin its ryal chairter in 1783
Foonder o the Newtonian Club (1760)

William Smellie FRSE FSA Scot (1740–1795) wis a Scots prenter that eeditit the first eedition o the Encyclopædia Britannica.