CLELAND, James. 15553



Autograph note in the third person: “Mr Cleland requests Dr Hookers acceptance of his Enumeration Tables.” 1 page 5 x 4 inches, in good condition, inlaid to album page. 15 Upper Nile Street, 24 July 1820. James Cleland (1770–1840) Scottish statistician and historical writer. He was a native of Glasgow, and began life as a cabinet-maker, spending some in London. He obtained in 1814 the post of superintendent of public works in Glasgow. In 1819 he was employed by the municipal authorities in taking a census of Glasgow, the most ambitious in the United Kingdom. He was similarly employed in 1821 and 1831.