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John Hill Burton (1809–1881)

Burton, John Hill. A Scotch historian and advocate; born at Aberdeen, Scotland, Aug. 22, 1809; died near Edinburgh, Aug. 10, 1881. His works include, besides antiquarian books on Scotch law and history, ‘The Life and Correspondence of David Hume’ (1846); ‘Political and Social Economy’ (1849); ‘The History of Scotland from Agricola’s Invasion to the Revolution of 1688’ (1867); ‘History of Queen Anne’s Reign’ (1881); ‘The Book Hunter’ (1882).