George Chalmers

Scottish antiquary and historian

George Chalmers


  • Answer from the Electors of Bristol to the letters of Edmund Burke, Esq., on Affairs of America
  • Political Annals of the present United Colonies from the Settlement to the Peace of 1768. Compiled chiefly from Records. Ending at the Revolution, 1688 (1780)
  • The Propriety of allowing a qualified Export of Wool discussed historically (1782)
  • Introduction to the History of the Revolt of the Colonies (1782), vol. i.
  • An Estimate of the Comparative Strength of Britain during the Present and Four Preceding Reigns (1782)
  • Opinions on interesting subjects of Public Laws and Commercial Policy arising from American Independence (1784)
  • Three Tracts on the Irish Arrangements (1785)
  • Historical Tracts by Sir John Davies, with a Life of the Author (1786)
  • Life of Daniel De Foe (1786)
  • A Collection of Treaties between Great Britain and other Powers (1790), in 2 vols.
  • Life of Thomas Paine. By Francis Oldys, A.M., of the University of Pennsylvania (1793)
  • Prefatory Introduction to Dr. Johnson's “Debates in Parliament” (1794)
  • Life of Thomas Ruddiman, M.A. To which are subjoined new Anecdotes of Buchanan (1794)
  • Vindication of the Privilege of the People in respect of the Constitutional Right of Free Discussion (1796) (anon.).
  • Apology for the Believers in the Shakespeare Papers which were exhibited in Norfolk Street, London (1796)
  • A Supplemental Apology (1799)
  • Appendix to the “Supplemental Apology,” being the Documents for the opinion that Hugh Boyd wrote Junius's Letters (1800)
  • The Poems of Allan Ramsay, with a Life of the Author (1800) 2 vols.
  • Observations on the State of England in 1696, by Gregory King, with a Life of the Author (1804)
  • Life of Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount, Lyon King-at-arms under James V (1806) 3 vols.
  • Caledonia; or an Account, Historical and Topographical, of North Britain … Chorographical and Philological (1807, vol. i.; 1810, vol. ii.; 1824, vol. iii.)
  • A Chronological Account of Commerce and Coinage in Great Britain from the Restoration till 1810 (1810)
  • Considerations on Commerce (1811)
  • An Historical View of the Domestic Economy of Great Britain and Ireland. New edition of ‘The Comparative Estimate’ corrected and enlarged, Edin. 1812)
  • Opinions of Eminent Lawyers on various points of English Jurisprudence, chiefly concerning the Colonies, Fisheries, and Commerce of Great Britain (1814), in 2 vols.
  • A tract, privately printed, in answer to Malone's account of Shakespeare's 'Tempest' (1815)
  • Comparative Views of the State of Great Britain and Ireland before and since the War (1817)
  • The Author of Junius Ascertained, from a Concatenation of Circumstances amounting to Moral Demonstration (1817)
  • Churchyard's ‘Chips concerning Scotland,’ with a life of the author (1817)
  • Life of Mary Queen of Scots, drawn from the State Papers, with six subsidiary Memoirs (1818), in 2 vols.
  • The Poetical Remains of some of the Scottish Kings now first collected (1824)
  • Robene and Makyne and the Testament of Cresseid,’ by Robert Henryson, edited and presented by Mr. Chalmers as his contribution to the Bannatyne Club (1824)
  • A Detection of the Love Letters lately attributed in Hugh Campbell's work to Mary Queen of Scots (1825)

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