Robert Hamilton (1763-1831)

About Hamilton

  • Student of John Millar (Cairns, ‘First’ 39*)
  • Regius Chair of the Law of Nature and Nations at Edinburgh, 1796-1831
  • Advertised his classes but never with a starting date (Cairns, ‘First’ 40*)
  • Never lectured (Grant, Story 316-17*)
  • Professorship not filled after his death (next appointment was James Lorimer in 1862)

*For references, see the Site Bibliography.