Smith’s Wealth of Nations

  • Gavin Kennedy


The Wealth of Nations is Adam Smith’s best known Work. He started drafting materials for it before 1761–1763, whilst in his last years at Glasgow University. Some of these pages are known as the Early Draft, which were copied out from Smith’s draft notes by a professional amanuensis employed by Glasgow University, confirming their origins in the early 1760s.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EdinburghUK

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