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The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Brian Bonnyman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The third Duke of Buccleuch (1746-1812) presided over the management of one of Britain’s largest landed estates during a period of profound social, political and economic change. Tutored by the ... More


Introduction

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Beginning with his first visit to Scotland in 1767, this introductory chapter sets out the broader historiographical context to the Duke of Buccleuch’s career and the improvement of his estates. The ... More


Inheritance (1750–66)

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

After outlining the history of the Buccleuch estates and the background to the Duke’s inheritance, this chapter focuses on the management of his estates during his long minority, from 1751-1767. The ... More


Improvement I:: The Lowland Estates (1767–1800)

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter outlines the attempts to improve the Duke of Buccleuch’s predominantly arable, lowland estates. Beginning with an outline of the Duke’s personal involvement in farming and improvement, ... More


Improvement II:: The Upland Estates (1767–1812)

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the attempts to improve the Duke of Buccleuch’s vast upland estates in the Scottish Borders. Particular emphasis is given to William Keir’s 1791 scheme to reform the management ... More


Interest (1767–1812)

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

By examining the Duke’s public, political and military careers this chapter explores the relationship between paternalism, patriotism and improvement. It argues that the management of the Buccleuch ... More


Conclusion

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Beginning with the death of the third Duke of Buccleuch in 1812, this concluding chapter explores his reputation and legacy, highlighting the ways in which his paternalist strategy was carried on by ... More


‘Stirring and advancing times’: Landlords, Agents and Improvement on the Castle Howard Estate, 1826–66

David Gent

in The Land Agent: 1700-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438865
eISBN:
9781474449809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438865.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This essay explores the career of John Henderson, land agent to the Earls of Carlisle at their Castle Howard estate in Yorkshire between 1827 and the late 1860s. In recent scholarship, historians ... More


An Introduction to Georgian Dundee

Bob Harris, Charles McKean, and Christopher A. Whatley

in Dundee: Renaissance to Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860165
eISBN:
9781474406017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860165.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter explores changing character of Dundee in the Georgian period from three main angles: the development of the local economy; its social structure; and the changing physical development and ... More


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