Alexander Webster

Donnachie, Ian (2004). Alexander Webster. In: Rutherford, Donald; Backhouse, Roger; Brewer, Anthony; Capie, Forrest; Clarkson, Leslie; Eltis, Walter; Gilbert, Geoffrey; Groenewegen, Peter; Harcourt, G. C.; Littlechild, Stephen; Lloyd, T. H.; Maas, Harro; Thompson, Noel and Waterman, A. M. C. eds. The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists, Volume 2. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, pp. 1265–1266.


Webster (1707-84) was a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, clergyman, royal chaplain, moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, demographer, managing the first informal census of Scotland, 1755.

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