A List of Books by Scots

9781108064293fc3dOn this momentous day, I thought it appropriate to list some of our Scots authors, who, whether published north or south of the border, have contributed so much to the intellectual life of Great Britain.

Sir Archibald Alison: History of Europe During the French Revolution (10 Volume Set)

John Bell: Travels from St Petersburg in Russian, to Diverse Parts of Asia (2 Volume Set)

Thomas Blaikie: Diary of a Scotch Gardener at the French Court at the End of the Eighteenth Century, ed. Birrell

Sir David Brewster:

James Bryce: Geology of Arran and Clydesdale









William Buchan: Domestic Medicine

Jane Welsh Carlyle: Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle, ed. Carlyle & Froude  (3 Volume Set)

Thomas Carlyle:

Robert Chambers: Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

John Dundas Cochrane: Narrative of a Pedestrian Journey through Russia and Siberian Tartary









Thomas Cochrane: Narrative of Services in the Liberation of Chili, Peru, and Brazil, from Spanish and Portuguese Domination (2 Volume Set)

James Croll: Stellar Evolution and its Relations to Geological Time

David Douglas: Journal Kept by David Douglas during his Travels in North America 1823–1827

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

John Fleming: The Philosophy of Zoology (2 Volume Set)









Robert Fortune:

John Lauder, 2nd Lord Fountainhall: Chronological Notes of Scottish Affairs, from 1680 till 1701, ed. Scott

James Baillie Fraser: Travels and Adventures in the Persian Provinces on the Southern Banks of the Caspian Sea

Sir Archibald Geikie

Christian Johnson: The Cook and Housewife’s Manual

Robert Knox: Great Artists and Great Anatomists









James Lind: A Treatise of the Scurvy

John Lockhart: Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart (7 Volume Set)

James Maidment: Roxburghe Revels, and Other Relative Papers

William Fordyce Mavor:

James McCosh:

Sir George Steuart Mackenzie: Travels in Iceland during the Summer of the Year 1810

Sir James Mackintosh: An Historical Sketch of the French Revolution from its Commencement to the Year 1792









James Clerk Maxwell:

James Mill: The History of British India (3 Volume Set)

John Stuart Mill:

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison:

Margaret Oliphant:









John Playfair:

Robert Robertson: Observations on Fevers and Other Diseases

John Robison, A System of Mechanical Philosophy, ed. Brewster (4 Volume Set)

Sir James Clark Ross: A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839–43 (2 Volume Set)

Sir John Ross:









John Campbell Shairp: Robert Burns

Sir Walter Scott

Robert Louis Stevenson

John McDouall Stuart: The Journals of John McDouall Stuart during the Years 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, and 1862, ed. Hardman

Daniel Wilson:









I could go on, at great length, but many of you have voting to do…


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