See also:born at
See also:Edinburgh on the loth of
See also:March 1770 . He was an elder
See also:brother of
See also:Bell . At the age of eight he entered the high school, but he received no university
See also:education further than attending the lectures of A . F .
See also:Tytler, Dugald
See also:Stewart and Hume . He became a member of the
See also:Faculty of
See also:Advocates in 1791, and was one of the earliest and most attached friends of
See also:Jeffrey . In 1804 he published a
See also:Treatise on the
See also:Law of Bankruptcy in Scotland, which he subsequently enlarged and published in 1826 under the title of Commentaries on the Law of Scotland and on the principles of
See also:Mercantile Jurisprudence—an institutional
See also:work of the very highest excellence, which has had its value acknowledged by such eminent jurists as
See also:Story and
See also:James Kent . In 1821 Bell was elected
See also:professor of the law of Scotland in the university of Edinburgh; and in 1831 he was appointed to one of the
See also:principal clerkships in the supreme
See also:court . He was placed at the
See also:head of a commission in 1833 to inquire into the Scottish bankruptcy law; and in consequence of the reports of the commissioners, chiefly
See also:drawn up by himself, many beneficial alterations were made . He died on the 23rd of
See also:September 1843 . Bell's smaller treatise, Principles of the Law of Scotland, became a standard text-
See also:book for law students . The Illustrations of the Principles is also a work of high value .
ANDREW BELL (1753—1832)
HENRY BELL (1767-1830)
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