Anderson, Robert


M.A. & M.D. 20.5.1778 by examination.


Born 7.1.1750 4th son of William Anderson, feuar, Carnwath and Margaret Melrose.


Studied Edinburgh.

Physician in Alnwick. Retired to Edinburgh c. 1790. [Doctor]

Publications - editor and biographer of British poets.

The Works of the British Poets. 14 vols. (Edinburgh: 1792-1807)

Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D, with Critical Observations on his Works (Edinburgh: Doig & Stirling,1815)

The Works of John Moore, M.D. with Memoirs of his Life and Writings. 7 vols. (Edinburgh: 1820)

The Poetical Works of Robert Blair, containing 'The Grave,' etc., to which is prefixed a life of the author by Robert Anderson (London: Printed by W. Gardiner, 1802)


Died Edinburgh 20.3.1830 aged 79.


  • DNB - where he is erroneously called M.D.(Edin.), but this is corrected in memoir by his son in law in 7 ed. of Encyc. Brit.
  • Gentleman's Magazine 1830 i 375