Robert Kerr

Robert Kerr (1755-1813), grandson of the 1st Marquis of Lothian, was an independent scholar and a Fellow of the Royal Society. As well as his outstanding achievement in assembling his General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, his literary works include translations of Lavoisier, Berthollet and Linnaeus, as well as a translation of Baron Georges Cuvier's 'Essay on the Theory of the Earth'.