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James Mackintosh


Philosopher and historian. Professor of law and general politics at the East India Company College, Haileybury, 1818–24. Married Catherine Allen, his second wife, sister-in-law of Josiah Wedgwood, in 1798. Became James Mackintosh of Kyllachy on the death of his father in 1788. Knighted, 1803. FRS, 1813.





DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.