William Smellie (encyclopaedist)

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William Smellie

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William Smellie, bi Henry Bryan Hall
Born1740
The Pleasance, Edinburgh
Died24 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
ResidenceEdinburgh
NaitionalityScots
EddicationDuddingston pairish schuil
High School, Edinburgh
Alma materVarsity o Edinburgh
ThriftPrenter, eeditor, naituralist, antiquary
EmployerApprentice, 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 forEeditor o the Encyclopædia Britannica First Edeetion
Hauf-marrae(s)Jean Robertson (m. 1763)
ParentsAlexander 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.