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Correspondence of Adam Smith, ed. E. C. Mossner and I. S. Ross, vol. VI of the Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1987).
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To [THOMAS CADELL]
MS., University of Illinois Libr.; Scott 291.
Custom–house, Edinburgh, 10 Aug. 1784
I received last week all the Volumes of the Philosophical transactions which I wanted except the Volumes 70. 71. and the first part of 72. I received the second part of 72 and both parts of Volume 73.1 I am much obliged to you for the trouble you have been at; those still wanting, I suppose, will come when the Society meets.
I wrote to Strahan desiring a few presents to be made in my name before the Publication;2 viz, to Lady Louisa MacDonald,3 to Lords Stanhope,4 Mahon,5 Loughborough6 and Sheffield;7 to these let me add a Sixth to Sir Grey Cooper. The copy to Lady Louisa to be finely bound and and Gilt; the rest in boards. I should likewise be glad you would send me six copies in boards (by the first Leith Ship) to be distributed to some of my friends here.
I received the leaf that was wanting in Chesterfields miscellanies:8 But you say nothing to me about the french translation by the Abbé Morellet which I am very anxious to see. I have another french translation by the Abbé Blavet.9 Remember me to all friends and believe me to be
My Dear Sir Most faithfully yours
[1 ]See Letter 239 addressed to Cadell, dated 19 June 1784.
[2 ]Of WN ed. 3, published on 20 Nov. 1784.
[3 ]Lady Louise Gower, dau. of Granville 2nd Earl Gower, md. Sir Archibald MacDonald of Armadale Castle, Skye, 26 Dec. 1777.
[4 ]Philip 2nd Earl Stanhope.
[5 ]Charles Stanhope (1753–1816), styled Viscount Mahon until 1786 when he succeeded his fa. and became the 3rd Earl Stanhope. He was noted for his radical politics, scientific work, and inventions. Smith met him and his fa. during his visit to Geneva, Oct.–Dec. 1765.
[6 ]Alexander Wedderburn, cr. Baron Loughborough 1780.
[7 ]John Baker Holroyd (1735–1821), Gibbon’s ‘best friend’ and executor; owned estates in Yorkshire, Scotland, and Ireland; M.P. for Coventry 1780–4, and Bristol 1790–1802; F.R.S. 1783; particularly interested in agriculture, trade, and finance. He acquired Sheffield Place, Sussex, in 1769; became Baron Sheffield of Dunamore 1780 (Irish peerage), Baron Sheffield of Sheffield, Yorks. 1802, and Viscount Pevensey and 1st Earl of Sheffield 1816. Gibbon was buried in the Sheffield burial–place, in Fletching parish church, near Sheffield Place, now known as Sheffield Park.
[8 ]See Letter 239.
[9 ]Published in 1781; see Letter 218, n. 2 and Bonar 174.