Chalmers, George


Chalmers, George
(1742-1825)
   Antiquary, b. at Fochabers, Elginshire, emigrated to America and practised law in Baltimore; but on the outbreak of the Revolutionary War returned to Britain, and settled in London as a clerk in the Board of Trade. He pub. in 1780 a History of the United Colonies, and wrote lives of Sir David Lyndsay, De Foe, and Mary Queen of Scots. His great work, however, is his Caledonia, of which 3 vols. had been pub. at his death. It was to have been a complete coll. of the topography and antiquities of Scotland; and, as it stands, is a monument of industry and research, though not always trustworthy in disputed points. Besides those mentioned, C. was the author of many other works on political, historical, and literary subjects, and had projected several which he was unable to carry out.

Short biographical dictionary of English literature . . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • CHALMERS, GEORGE —    an English publicist, born at Fochabers, author of An Account, Historical and Topographical, of North Britain (1742 1825) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • George Chalmers — For the Major League Baseball player, see George Chalmers George Chalmers (1742 ndash; May 31, 1825), was a Scottish antiquarian and political writer.BiographyChalmers was born at Fochabers, Moray, in 1742. His father, James Chalmers, was a… …   Wikipedia

  • George Chalmers — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Chalmers. George Chalmers (1742 dans le comté de Murray en Écosse 31 mai 1825), est un publiciste écossais. Il exerça la profession d avocat en Amérique, revint en Angleterre lorsque éclata la guerre de l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chalmers (surname) — Chalmers is a Scottish surname, and may refer to: Alan Chalmers (b. 1939), British scholar Alexander Chalmers (1759 1834), Scottish writer Andrew Chalmers (b. 1992), Canadian actor Angela Chalmers (b. 1963), retired Canadian middle distance… …   Wikipedia

  • Chalmers — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alan Francis Chalmers (* 1939), Philosoph und Wissenschaftstheoretiker Angela Chalmers (* 1963), kanadische Leichtathletin Billy Chalmers (* 1901), schottischer Fußballspieler Charlie Chalmers, US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George W. Mason — George Walter Mason, (* 12. März 1891 in Valley City (North Dakota); † 9. Oktober 1954 in Detroit (Michigan)) war ein US amerikanischer Industrieller. Er war Vorstandsvorsitzender und Präsident von Kelvinator (1928 1937), Nash Kelvinator… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George W. Mason — George Walter Mason (March 121891 October 91954) was an American industrialist. During his career Mason served as the Chairman and CEO of the Kelvinator Corporation (1928 1937), Chairman and CEO of the Nash Kelvinator Corporation (1937 1954), and …   Wikipedia

  • George Walter Mason — George Walter Mason, (* 12. März 1891 in Valley City (North Dakota); † 9. Oktober 1954 in Detroit (Michigan)) war ein US amerikanischer Industrieller. Er war Vorstandsvorsitzender und Präsident von Kelvinator (1928 1937), Nash Kelvinator… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George E. Harris — George Emrick Harris (* 6. Januar 1827 im Orange County, North Carolina; † 19. März 1911 in Washington D.C.) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1870 und 1873 vertrat er den ersten Wahlbezirk des Bun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George Poindexter — (* 1779 im Louisa County, Virginia; † 5. September 1853 in Jackson, Mississippi) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker, der den Bundesstaat Mississippi in beiden Kammern des US Kongresses vertrat und auch als dessen Gouverneur amtierte …   Deutsch Wikipedia