Andrew, James (DNB00)

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ANDREW, JAMES, LL.D. (1774?–1833), principal of the East India Company's Military Seminary at Addiscombe, Surrey, was a native of Scotland, and received his education at Aberdeen. He established a private academy at Addiscombe, which acquired so high a reputation that the East India Company made choice of it for the education of their engineer and artillery pupils, when they decided to educate them separately from the king's cadets. In 1809 they purchased the mansion house of Addiscombe, Andrew being appointed head master and professor of mathematics. After conducting the college with great success he retired about 1823. He died at Edinburgh 13 June 1833. Andrew was the author of ‘Astronomical and Nautical Tables,’ 1805; ‘Institutes of Grammar and Chronological Tables,’ 1817; ‘Key to Scriptural Chronology,’ 1822; and ‘Hebrew Grammar and Dictionary without Points,’ 1823. The copy of this book in the British Museum belonged to the Duke of Sussex, and contains an autograph letter of Andrew.

[Gent. Mag. vol. ciii. part ii. 89; British Museum Catalogue.]

T. F. H.