The Anderson Collection


Sir James Naesmyth 2nd Bt. of Dawyck and Posso

1704 - 4 February 1779

MP for Peebleshire 1732-41, FRS (1767), a distinguished botanist, some of the trees which he planted at Dawyck (Botanical Gardens) are believed to be still standing.

“The Botanist”

Married 1778 Jean Keith, daughter of Rev. Alex Keith

Son of Sir James Naesmyth 1st Bart.