Alexander Bower

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Alexander Bower (fl. 1804–1830) was a biographer from Scotland.

Bower began as a teacher in Edinburgh, then acted as assistant-librarian in the university of Edinburgh. He died suddenly about 1830-1.

He published several works between 1804 and 1830:[1]

  • An Account of the Life of James Beattie, LL.D., 1804, 8vo., besides his subject, James Beattie, are occasional notes on contemporary literature and literary figures in Scotland.
  • The Life of Luther, with an account of the early progress of the Reformation, 1813, 8vo.
  • The History of the University of Edinburgh, chiefly compiled from original Papers and Records never before published, vols. i. ii., 1817, vol. iii. 1830, 8vo. noted as a biographical source for people associated with the university, but other details are lacking in value.
  • The Edinburgh Students' Guide, or an Account of the Classes of the University, 1822.


  1. ^  Sutton, Charles William (1885–1900). "Bower, Alexander". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. sources: [Watt's Bibl. Brit.; Cat. of the Advocates' Library; Grant's Edin. University, 1884, i. p.ix.]