Adam Black FRSE (20 February 1784 – 24 January 1874) was a Scottish publisher and politician. He founded the A & C Black publishing company, and published the 7th, 8th and 9th editions of the Encyclopædia Britannica
Black was married to Isabella Tait (1796–1877). Their children included Charles Bertram Black (1821–1906), Francis Black (1830–1892) and Adam William Black (1836–1898)..
↑ "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT5Y-PCM : 2 January 2015), Adam Black, 20 Feb 1784; citing , reference 2:18LHHWN, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,066,754.