The Select Society
The Select Society initially had fifteen members who included:
- James Adam
- John Adam
- James Burnett, Lord Monboddo
- George Drummond
- Adam Ferguson
- Francis Home
- Henry Home, Lord Kames
- David Hume
- John Monro
- Allan Ramsay
- William Robertson
- Adam Smith
In 1755 the Select Society founded a subsidiary body: the Edinburgh Society for Encouraging Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, and Agriculture in Scotland.
- Emerson, Roger L. The Social Composition of Enlightened Scotland: The Select Society of Edinburgh, 1754–1764. (Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century) (1973)
- "Significant Scots: George Drummond". Electric Scotland.
- David Denby (11 October 2004). "Northern Lights: How modern life emerged from eighteenth-century Edinburgh". The New Yorker. Review of James Buchan's Crowded With Genius (Capital of the Mind in the UK).
[p. 3] A convivial bachelor, he [Hume] required company, preferably a dinner party at home (he prided himself on his "cookery") or a debate at the Select Society, a group of fifty of Edinburgh’s most clubbable and erudite minds.
- "The Monros of Auchinbowie and Cognate Families". By John Alexander Inglis. Edinburgh. Printed privately by T and A Constable. Printers to His Majesty. 1911.
- "The Select - A Brief History". Archived from the original on 29 September 2007.
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