6 of 6 portraits of William Adam
by John P. Quilley, after Colvin Smith
mezzotint, published 1833
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- William Adam (1751-1839), Scottish barrister, politician and judge. Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
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Events of 1833back to top
Current affairsShaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and scienceCharles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.
Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.