See also:born at Antermony in Scotland in 1691, and educated for the medical profession, in which he took the degree of M.D . In 1714 he set out for St
See also:Petersburg, where, through the introduction of a countryman, he was nominated medical attendant to Valensky, recently appointed to the Persian
See also:embassy, with whom he travelled from 1715 to 1718 . The next four years he spent in an embassy to
See also:China, passing through
See also:Siberia and the
See also:great Tatar deserts . He had scarcely rested from this last
See also:journey when he was summoned to attend
See also:Peter the Great in his perilous expedition to Derbend and the
See also:Gates . The narrative of this journey he enriched with interesting particulars of the public and private
See also:life of that remarkable'
See also:prince . In 1738 he was sent by the
See also:government on a
See also:mission to'Constantinople, to which, accompanied by a single attendant who spoke
See also:Turkish, he proceeded in the midst of winter and all the horrors of war, returning in May to St Petersburg . It appears that after this he was for several years established as a
See also:merchant at Constantinople, where he married in 1746 . In the following
See also:year he retired to his
See also:estate of Antermony, where he spent the
See also:remainder of his life . He died in 1780 . His travels, published at
See also:Glasgow in 1763, were speedily translated into French, and widely circulated in
See also:Europe .
JACOB BELL (1810-1859)
JOHN BELL (1763-1820)
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