Adam Smith project

Letters to the Edinburgh Review

In keeping with Electronic Enlightenment's determination to enrich and enhance content found in the fixed collections of its printed base texts, EE is enriching its Adam Smith correspondence collection by adding letters that did not appear as part of the standard Ian Ross edition from Oxford University Press (1987) — though some of these additional letters appeared in later publications under Ross's editorship.

Smith wrote at least two letters to a literary journal, those of 1755 to the earliest manifestation of the Edinburgh Review, edited by his friend Alexander Wedderburn, 1st earl of Rosslyn (1733–1805).

EE has transcribed these letters from a copy of the original journal:

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