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Burton John Hill

Burton, John Hill, born at Aberdeen in 1809, and educated at the Marischal College, was called to the Scottish bar in 1831. Whilst exercising his profession and holding several appointments in connection with the Prisons Boards, he wrote articles in the Westminster and Edinburgh Reviews, and ultimately devoted himself to literature, becoming historiographer-royal in Scotland. His most valuable works are Benthamiana, The Book Hunter, Scots Abroad, Life and Correspondence of David Hume, History of Scotland from Agricola's Invasion to 1688, and History of Scotland from the Revolution to the Extinction of the Jacobite Insurrection. He died in 1881.