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James Cleghorn (1778-1838) - Editor

He was a native of Duns in Berwickshire and for the early part of his life he worked there as a farmer. In 1811 he became editor of the Farmer's Magazine and with Thomas Pringle he edited the first six issues of the Edinburgh Monthly Magazine which was published by William Blackwood between April and September 1817 and which subsequently became Blackwood's Magazine. Cleghorn's only other editorial appointment was with the Scots Magazine and General Intelligencer. He had trained as an actuary and between 1822 and his death on 27 May 1838 he worked as an accountant with several leading
insurance firms.

Works: On the Depressed State of Agriculture (1822); Thoughts on the Expediency of a General Provident Institution (1825)

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