James Anderson 1690/91-1739

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James Anderson 1690/1-1739

Biographical Note

Born in Aberdeen, he was educated at Marischal College between 1705 and 1709. Afterwards he moved to London, where he served as the Church of Scotland minister for a congregation in Westminster. Anderson was a notable freemason, and produced The Constitution of the Freemasons in 1723. He died in London in 1739.


Anderson's library was sold at auction by Thomas Payne in London in 1739.


  • A catalogue of curious and useful books in divinity, history, physick, surgery, &c. in Greek, Latin, ... Being the libraries of the late Rev. Dr. James Anderson, and of an eminent surgeon London, 1739 ESTC T30114