Abbotsford-Allan, Robert - Scottish Book Trade Index

  • ABBOTSFORD CLUB publishers Edinburgh
    William B.D.D. Turnbull Secretary 67 Great King Street 1837-39
    25 Great King Street 1840-46
    Founded in 1833 with Mr Turnbull as Secretary. He resigned the Secretaryship on 9 November 1841. ‘The Club has continued for several years to have little more than a mere nominal existence’ David Laing. The last member was elected in 1842 and the last book printed in 1865.
    Gray 1837; Edin Dir; David Laing. A List of the members; the rules; and a Catalogue of books printed for The Abbotsford Club since its institution in 1833. Edinburgh, 1866.
  • ABERCROMBY, David newspaper office and printer Cupar in Fife
    Fifeshire Journal Office Cameron’s Buildings, Straiton’s Close November 1836-May 1837
    Campbell Journal
  • ABERCROMBY, David printer Edinburgh
    West Bow 1797
    Edin Dir
  • ABERDEEN ADVERTISER newspaper office Aberdeen
    Lamond’s Court, 49 Upperkirkgate 1835
    William Bennett printer.
  • ABERDEEN BANNER newspaper office Aberdeen
    Victoria Court 54 Castle Street 1840-51
    George Cornwall printer.
  • ABERDEEN CHRONICLE newspaper office Aberdeen
    Alexander Aberdein printer Netherkirkgate 1806
    Aberdeen 1807-17
    John Booth printer Chronicle Street 1818
    Chronicle Lane 1823
    Chronicle Court, 10 Queen Street 1824
    Aberdeen 1825-32
  • ABERDEEN CONSTITUTIONAL newspaper office Aberdeen
    John Davidson printer 68 Broad Street 1837
    George Cornwall printer Constitutional Office, 42 Castle Street 1838
    National Bank Court, 42 Castle Street 1839-40
    William Bennett printer same address 1841-42
    Aberdeen 1844
  • Aberdeen Donatus, Printer of 1507 See Printer of...
  • ABERDEEN HERALD, Proprietors of printers Aberdeen
    22 Broad Street 1832
    George Cornwall printer Cruden’s Court Broad Street 1837
    7 Queen Street 1838
    John Finlayson printer The Aberdeen Herald Office, 3 Jopp’s Court, 40 Broad Street 1840
    Aberdeen 1841-76
    In 1876 it was united with the Weekly Free Press to become the Herald and Weekly Free Press.
    Beavan; Pigot 1837
  • ABERDEEN INDEPENDENT newspaper office Aberdeen
    Aberdeen August 1830-July 1831
    Aberdeen New Independent Aberdeen October to December 1831
  • ABERDEEN JOURNAL newspaper office Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1748-82
    Over the Flesh-market Gate, back of the New Inn 1783
    Mrs Nelson’s Close, East end of the New Inn, Castle Street 1786
    Adelphi Court 1813-23
    24 Adelphi Court, Union Street 1824-34
    25 Adelphi Court, Union Street 1835-
    Owned by the Chalmers family until 1876. Aberdeen’s first newspaper and still being published.
  • ABERDEEN NEW SHAVER newspaper office Aberdeen
    3 Back Wynd 1837-38
    5 Back Wynd 1838
    5 Flourmill Brae 1838
    Printed by Robert Edward & Co. Continuation of Aberdeen Shaver.
  • ABERDEEN OBSERVER newspaper office Aberdeen
    68 Broad Street 1828-37
    John Davidson & Co printers.
  • ABERDEEN PERIODICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY printers and publishers Aberdeen
    George Street 1819
    Aberdeen 1820-22
    William Wood manager.
  • ABERDEEN SHAVER newspaper office Aberdeen
    5 Long Acre 1836
    Published by John Anderson & Co. Continued as Aberdeen New Shaver. Indicted for libel at Autumn Circuit by Alexander Milne, lime and coal merchant. Did not appear in own defence and damages of £150 were awarded by the jury.
    Beavan; The Black Kalendar of Aberdeen. new ed. Aberdeen, 1854 p.218-19.
  • ABERDEEN STAR newspaper office Aberdeen
    Duthie’s Court, 35 Guestrow 1826-27
    Robert Cobban & Co printers.
  • ABERDEIN, Alexander printer Aberdeen
    Netherkirkgate 1806
    67 Queen Street 1824
    46 Broad Street 1829
    Aberdeen 1830-32
    Sometimes & Co. Publisher of the Aberdeen Chronicle.
  • ABERNETHY & Son printers Edinburgh
    405 Lawnmarket 1825-26
    Edin Dir
  • ABERNETHY [Alexander] and WALKER [John?] printers Edinburgh
    Old Bank Close [286 Lawnmarket] 1805-24
    John Walker same address 1825-34
    6 James Court 1835
    James Walker same address 1836-45
    6 James Court and 13 North Bank Street 1846-48
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • ABERNETHY, Alexander apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1618
    Alexander Abernethy, younger son to Alexander of Claymires, was apprenticed to James Cathkyn bookseller 9 November 1618
  • ABERNETHY, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    1 Tobago Street 1807
    Foot of Warriston’s Close 1808-12
    Advocates Close 1813-16
    6 Hope Park 1817-20
    78 Lauriston 1821-22
    house - Meadows 1823
    Lawnmarket house - Aden house, Back of the Meadows 1824
    Eden House, Back of the Meadows 1825
    Initial only 1813-25.
    Edin Dir
  • ADAM, Mrs bookseller Dundee
    11 North Lindsay Street 1846
    Dundee 1846
  • ADAM, Alexander printer and bookseller Glasgow
    Opposite the Red Lion, Gallowgate 1773
    Glasgow 1776-82
    Gibson’s Wynd 1783
    Montgomery’s Close, Prince’s Street 1787
    North side of Prince’s Street 1789
    Glasgow 1790-1799
    Printed The Glasgow Museum. 1773. Alexander Adam printer Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with James Knox merchant 10 April 1777.
    NLS Impr Ind; W.J. Couper. ‘The Glasgow Periodical Press in the eighteenth century’. Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society viii, 117-8; GlasBurg; Glas Dir
  • ADAM, David, junior bookseller Dunfermline
    High Street 1820-25
    Pigot 1820; 1825
  • ADAM, David publisher and wholesale bookseller Edinburgh
    4 Blenheim Place 1850
    13 Bank Street 1851
    23 York Place 1852
    Names too late to be inserted in their proper places Edin Dir1850.
    Edin Dir
  • ADAM, James bookseller &c. Arbroath
    189 High Street 1846-52
    Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • ADAM, James bookseller Dundee
    100 Murraygate 1818-25
    96 Murraygate 1829
    Dundee 1818; 1824; 1829; Pigot 1820; 1825; Dundee Delin
  • ADAM, James newspaper office Paisley
    editor of the Western Independent 5 Moss Street 1834
    Fowler 1834
  • ADAM, John bookseller Dundee
    96 Murraygate 1837
    60 Murraygate 1846-52
    Pigot 1837; Dundee 1846; Slater 1852
  • ADAM, John wood engraver Edinburgh
    8 Heriot Place 1845-49
    draftsman and engraver on wood 24 Clerk Street 1850-54
    1 Windsor Street 1855-67
    32A George IV Bridge 1868-69
    6 India Buildings 1870-72
    6 Forrest Road 1873-84
    15 Meadow Place 1885-95
    Edin Dir
  • ADAM, Matthew printer Glasgow
    at William M’Kenzie’s House, 81 London Street 1847
    Glas Dir
  • ADAM, Robert newspaper office Edinburgh
    agent 135 Princes Street 1837-39
    of The Courant Office same address 1840-46
    56 Frederick Street 1847-48
    1 Charlotte Square 1849
    Edin Dir
  • ADAM, William apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1680
    William Adam, son to William Adam elder, merchant in Cullros was apprenticed to John Cairns, stationer of Edinburgh 27 October 1680. Perhaps the William Adams, baillie and auctioneer in Culross who occasionally sold books there.
  • ADAM, William apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1762
    William Adam apprenticed to William Marshall bookbinder Glasgow 1762
  • ADAMS, seedsman Aberdeen
    Aberdeen [1789?]
    Sold copies of David Young’s The farmer’s account book. Edinburgh, [1789?]
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ADAMS, David and James publisher Edinburgh
    Printing-house at the head of Hart’s Close, opposite to the Trone Church 1715
    They appear in the imprint of A poem on the Royal Company of Archers. Edinburgh, 1715. The address seems to be that of William Adams
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ADAMS, George bookseller, stationer and newsagent Glasgow
    13 Nelson Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • ADAMS, Janet bookseller Dundee
    11 Lindsay Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • ADAMS, Thomas engraver Glasgow
    57 Rutherglen Loan 1844
    Glas Dir
  • ADAMS, William baillie and auctioneer Culross
    Culross 1709-13
    Advertised in The Edinburgh Courant 23 February 1709 and was to sell The sum of the episcopal controversy Scots Courant 25 September 1713. Perhaps the William Adam son to William Adam merchant in Cullros who was apprenticed to William Cairns stationer of Edinburgh 27 October 1680.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinPren
  • ADAMS, William printer Edinburgh
    junior, opposite to the Trone Church 1715-17
    Edinburgh 1718
    At the sign of the Printing Press in the North-West Corner of Parliament Close 1719-21
    and in Carubbers (Carruthers) Close on the West side of Bishop’s Land 1720-22
    Craigforth’s Close, first door of the first turnpike on the left hand; opposite to the General Post Office 1723-24
    Edinburgh, 1725
    He took his M.A. at Edinburgh University, 16 September 1695, and was schoolmaster of Prestonpans in December 1700. He was called to be Minister of Humbie in East Lothian on 1 January 1701, and ordained on the 16 April. He refused to sign the formula, was rebuked by the Synod, joined in a complaint to the General Assembly in 1705, and finally demitted 4 November 1714. He was committed to the Tolbooth, together with Walter Ruddiman, the son of Thomas, 13 April 1717 for printing a pamphlet Mercy, Now or Never but was released two days later. He married, in March 1704, Janet, daughter of William Thomson, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh, and died 13 December 1730, age 54. Will registered 23 November 1736.
    NLS Impr Ind; Fasti Eccl. Scot.; EdinTest
  • ADAMSON, Andrew newspaper office Edinburgh
    clerk to Mr Robert Allan printer of the Caledonian Mercury 1792
    Wardrop’s Court 1805-08
    Third entry James Court 1809-19
    no trade same address 1820-21
    Witness in the trial for sedition of James Tytler 1792.
    Indictment NLS LC1133(9); Edin Dir
  • ADAMSON, George printer Edinburgh
    West Canal Street 1809-12
    65 Nicolson Street 1813-14
    Edin Dir
  • ADCOCK, Gilbert paper warehouse Edinburgh
    export paper warehouse South Foulis and Hyndford’s Close 42 & 50 High Street 1845
    42 High Street 1846-48
    50 High Street 1849-54
    1 South St Andrew Street 1855-63
    11 South St Andrew Street 1864-82
    Gilbert Adcock & Co 12 Catherine Street Court 1883-90
    Shrubhill, Leith Walk 1891-95
    356 Leith Walk 1896
    1A Pilrig Street 1897-98
    Printed advertisement in Edin Dir1845-46 ‘Wanted to purchase Waste Paper...The whole is sent out of the Kingdom.’
    Edin Dir
  • ADIE, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1772
    Married Betty daughter of John Miller turner 19 April 1772.
  • ADKINS, Edward stationer Glasgow
    34 Garnet Dale 1849
    Glas Dir
  • ADVERTISER OFFICE newspaper publisher Edinburgh
    210 High Street 1815-25
    printing office 91 Rose Street 1823-58
    publishing office 279 High Street 1826-43
    publishing office 13 Hanover Street 1844-58
    Edinburgh Advertiser
    Edin Dir
  • ADVERTISER OFFICE printers Glasgow
    Tontine Close 1799
    NLS Impr Ind
  • AFFLECK, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Canongate 1797
    Married Isobel Bruce daughter of Robert Bruce 6 June 1797. See also Robert Auchinleck printer.
  • AFFLECK, Thomas bookbinder Edinburgh
    101 West Bow 1829
    102 Grassmarket 1831
    100 West Bow 1832-35
    Not in Edin Dir 1830.
    Edin Dir
  • AGNEW, John copperplate and music printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1783
    Married Helen daughter of the deceased James M’Lellan sadler 30 September 1783.
  • AIKEN, Andrew paper maker Dunipace
    Goldiefield Paper Mill ca 1751-62?
    Robert McKell, millwright of Glasgow was granted a tack of two corn mills at Dunipace 1745. In 1751 he took a tack of the lands of Goldiefield and built a papermill and waulkmill at the point where the mill lade that powered the cornmills at Dunipace returned to the River Carron near Larbert. Tenanted by Andrew Aiken. It was taken over by the Carron Company in 1760, and may have ceased production by 1762, certainly by 1766
    Ewen Jardine. ‘The history of paper mills in Central Scotland’. IPH Yearbook vol.7 1988 81-93
  • AIKENHEAD, James stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1675
    A child of James Aikenhead, stationer, was buried in Greyfriars Churchyard Edinburgh 4 August 1675.
  • AIKENHEAD, Patrick stationer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1679
    Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to deceased Robert Aikenhead weaver 3 October 1679.
  • AIKMAN & KELLOCK booksellers, stationers and lithographers Edinburgh
    3 Hanover Street 1846-48
    Paton & Ritchie at that address 1849.
    Edin Dir
  • AIKMAN, A. bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    79 Princes Street 1833-34
    Gray 1833; Edin Dir
  • AIKMAN, A[ndrew] & Co printers Edinburgh
    11 Hanover Street 1850-66
    Edin Dir
  • AIKMAN, A. and J. newspaper publishers Edinburgh
    High Street 1809-10
    227 High Street 1811-16
    Publishers of The Edinburgh Star. Andrew and James Aikman?
    Edin Dir
  • AIKMAN, Alexander engraver Edinburgh
    Craig’s Close 1825
    Edin Dir
  • AIKMAN, Alexander T. engraver and copper-plate printer Edinburgh
    6 Milne Square 1830-31
    84 High Street 1832-34
    picture engraver 23 Bristow Street 1835-45
    35 South Bridge and 49 Constitution Street Leith 1846
    35 South Bridge and 69 Shore, Leith 1847
    59 South Bridge 1848-50
    In London around 1841 (Thieme-Becker)! Married Mary MacKnight 24 Feb 1851. They had a son, Thomas christened 7 March 1852.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Bush.2; Buist, J. S. ‘Greetings from Scotland.’ Scots Magazine, December 1978, 244-250. With illus. of Christmas Card said to have been engraved by Alexander Aikman in 1841; Holt, Peter. ‘In search of the birdman.’ Scotsman Mag., May 1985, 16, 21 Johnst3.
  • AIKMAN, Andrew printer Edinburgh
    High Street 1808-16
    5 Drummond Street 1817-22
    [22] Society 1823-24
    late printer 22 Society 1825-26
    Edin Dir
  • AIKMAN, Andrew late printer Edinburgh
    4 Drummond Street 1836-38
    Edin Dir
    AIKMAN, Andrew and James printers Edinburgh
    Andrew Aikman printer High Street 1808-16
    Andrew and James, publishers of The Edinburgh Star, 227 High Street 1809-16
    Andrew Aikman printer 5 Drummond Street 1817-22
    late printer 22 Society 1823-26
    They appear as printers of The history of Hardy the soldier, which is described as sold by D. Brown 53 South Bridge [a bookseller]; A. Johnstone 110 West Bow [an ironmonger] and William Findlay 12 Calton Street [a baker]. the book was published between 1811 and 1816.
    Edin Dir; Chapbook Printers; Pigot 1820
  • AIKMAN, Andrew junior printer Edinburgh
    Blackfriars Wynd 1821-23
    Edin Dir
  • AIKMAN, Andrew & Co law printers Edinburgh
    170 High Street 1847-49
    11 Hanover Street 1850-55
    Edin Dir
  • AIKMAN [AITMIN], Euphred [Euphrid] journeyman printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1768-70
    Married Jacobina daughter to the deceast James Chisholm smith [weaver in Glasgow] 27 November 1768 and 20 May 1770.
  • AIKMAN, George engraver Edinburgh
    2 Ingliston Street 1823
    junior 3 Ingleston Street 1824-25
    junior 10 Arthur Street 1826
    junior Warriston’s Close 1827-29
    junior 29 North Bridge 1830-68
    George Aikman same address 1869-73
    14 West Preston Street 1874-75
    artist 51 York Place - house 14 West Preston Street 1876
    same address -house 23 Buccleuch Place 1877-78
    6 North Charlotte Street - house same address 1879-84
    23 Buccleuch Place (house) 1885-90
    22 Scotland Street (house) 1891-93
    8 Forth Street 1894
    10 Forth Street 1895-20th Century
    George Aikman (1787 or 1788-1865) was employed by W. H. Lizars before starting his own business in 1823. He married Alison Mackay; and died 16 October 1865 and is buried in St Cuthbert’s Burial Ground, Edinburgh; New Dir 1824 says 2 Ingliston Street. Their son also George (1830-1905) born 20 May 1830 was educated at the High School, and afterwards apprenticed to his father, and after a journeyman period spent in Manchester and London became a partner in the business. While an apprentice he had attended the Trustee Academy, and as early as 1850 was exhibiting at the Royal Scots Academy. He married Elizabeth Barnett 2 December 1859. In 1876 he gave up business for painting. He was elected an ARSA in 1880. He died in Edinburgh 8 January 1905.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Schenck; DNB; George Aikman Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, 1923, XII, 241; Johnst3
  • AIKMAN, James printer Edinburgh
    Andrew Aikman printer High Street 1808-16
    Andrew and James, publishers of The Edinburgh Star, 227 High Street 1809-16
    Andrew Aikman printer 5 Drummond Street 1817-22
    late printer 22 Society 1823-26
    Edin Dir; Chapbook Printers
  • AIKMAN, James bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    James Ogle and James Aikman 32 Parliament Close 1800-7
    James Aikman bookseller 6 Charles Street 1808
    printer same address 1809-17
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir
  • AINSLIE, Mrs bookseller, stationer, and map seller Edinburgh
    no trade Rose Street 1793
    bookseller East Rose Street 1794-95
    2 Rose Street 1796
    stationer 42 South Hanover Street 1797-1800
    bookseller and stationer same address 1801-10
    24 Hanover Street 1811-13
    Bookseller 1794; 1809-11; stationer 1797-1800; Sold copies of a map of Berwickshire. Herald & Chronicle 9 December 1797.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind
  • AINSLIE, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1758-92
    Married Anna daughter of the deceast John Moir 9 April 1758. Married Christian daughter to John Halden skinner 29 April 1764. Journeyman with Donaldson and Reid 1760-65 and with Martin & Wotherspoon 1767. Witness in the case of Alexander Donaldson v John Reid ‘age 33, married’. Daughter Mary married Archibald Lethem 11 May 1792.
    EdinMarr; Petition of Alexander Donaldson February 28 1769
  • AINSLIE, James booksellers, map & print sellers and stationers Edinburgh
    John and James Ainslie next to Sir William Forbes, Parliament Square 1786
    4 St Andrew’s St 1787-89
    James Ainslie same address 1789-90
    Married Miss Agnes daughter of the deceased Andrew Lookup architect in Jedburgh 11 June 1787. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller’s Society 19 August 1790. Bankrupt Glasgow Courier 26 January 1793.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinMarr; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • AINSLIE, John booksellers, map & print sellers and stationers Edinburgh
    Cross 1781
    Ainslie & Caverhill Parliament Sq 1784
    John and James Ainslie next to Sir William Forbes. Parliament Sq 1786
    4 St Andrew’s St 1787-89
    James Ainslie same address 1790
    Bushnell says John married in 1776.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Bush.2
  • AINSLIE, John land surveyor and engraver Edinburgh
    Parliament Square 1778
    shop Hanover Street 1785
    land surveyor Rose Street 1790
    8 South Hanover Street 1793-1802
    28 Nicolson’s Street 1803-09
    31 Nicolson Street 1810
    58 Nicolson Street 1811-22
    (1745-1828) Son of John Ainslie, druggist and burgess, born in Jedburgh 22 April 1745; he was employed by Thomas Jeffery, Geographer to the King on English county surveys from 1765 to Jeffrey’s death in November 1771. He surveyed Selkirkshire in 1772 and published the map on two sheets 21 June 1773. Published Ainslie’s Atlas of the world. Married Christian Caverhill at Edinburgh 27 October 1776; Watson says that he married Mary Lookup daughter of Andrew Lookup, Provost of Jedburgh 1 January 1782. He died at 28 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh 29 February 1828.
    Edin Dir; Johnst3; Ainslie, John. Comprehensive treatise on land surveying. 1812; Adams, Ian Hugh. John Ainslie, map maker. Edinburgh, Scottish Record Office, 1973; DNB. Missing persons 1993; George Watson. ‘An Eminent Scottish Geographer of a century ago’ [article from an unidentified magazine in NLS].
  • AINSLIE, John and James booksellers and stationers Edinburgh
    John and James Ainslie next to Sir William Forbes. Parliament Square 1786
    4 St Andrew’s St 1787-89
    James Ainslie same address 1790
    Edin Dir
  • AINSLY, Patrick printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1728
    Married Mary Drummond 10 November 1728.
  • AINSLIE, William bookseller and circulating library Hawick
    High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • AIR, Richard bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1432
    "When an inventory of the books in Glasgow Cathedral was made in 1432 one volume was in the hands of Domini Richardi air ad ligandum (Registrum Episcopatus Glasguensis, Vol.2, 335). There is some doubt as to the correct form of the surname, as in the Maitland Club copy of the Inventory (Glasgow, 1831) it appears as "Ay [Hay?]" and in a transcript in Glasgow University Library as "An". However as the form Air seems reasonable and has already appeared in print J.H. Stevenson ‘The Fifteenth Century Scots Binding of the Haye Manuscript.’ Publications of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, Vol.6, 1901-4, pp.77-82, I retain it here."
  • AIRD & RUSSELL printers and stereotype founders Glasgow
    Buchanan Court Argyle Street 1837
    Buchanan Court, 75 Argyll Street 1840
    David Russell, same address 1844-47
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • AIRD, Andrew printer Glasgow
    75 Thistle Street 1847-49
    It seems very probable that Andrew Aird was the author among other books of local interest of Reminiscences of editors, reporters and printers during the last sixty years. 1830-90. Printed for private circulation. Glasgow, [1890]. It is the substance of an address to the Glasgow Typographical Society.
    Glas Dir
  • AIRD, Thomas bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1713-23
    Thomas Aird, son of John Aird of Eshaburn, apprenticed to James Brown bookbinder Glasgow 1713; Thomas Aird, bookbinder, Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Katherine daughter of Henry Woodrow tailor 29 September 1722. To sell History of the sufferings of the Church of Scotland. Edinburgh Evening Courant 25 March 1723.
    Maxted; GlasBurg; NLS Impr Ind
  • AIRTHREY PAPER MILL paper warehouse Glasgow
    16 Prince’s Street 1809
    103 King Street 1815-18
    M. Ferguson, same address 1819-20
    Aithrey [sic] Mill Paper Warehouse, 14 King Street 1828
    14 King Street (M. Ferguson agent) 1835-47
    Airthrey Paper Mill was in operation in 1795 under the ownership of James McRobie. There were two papermills at Airthrey, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire in 1825. Both belonged to James McRobie. In the 1832 list mills 2 & 3 appear both owned by McRobie, but 1 is not listed. In 1845 John McRobie transferred his papermaking machinery from Airthrey No.3 to Airthrey No.2. In the 1852 list only one of the three survives (No.2), and has passed to H. Henderson & Co. Spelt Aithry Glas Dir 1809.
    Glas Dir; Thomson
  • AITCHISON, Adam printer Glasgow
    University Press, Glasgow, 1825
    Overseer of the Press Room
    James M’Conechy. An Introductory Address delivered on the 19th of March 1825, on the formation of a Literary and Scientific Institution among the workmen of the University Printing Office, Glasgow with a reply by James A. Begg. Glasgow, 1825
  • AITCHISON, Charles journeyman paper maker Lasswade &c
    Mr Pitcairn’s, Melville Mill, Lasswade 1797-1805
    Bank Mill, Pennycuik
    Valleyfield Mill, Pennycuik
    St Leonard’s Mill, near Lasswade 1808-19
    Kate’s Mill, Colinton 1841-51
    Thomson p.200; Patrick Cadell. The Iron Mills of Cramond. Edinburgh, 1973 pp.58, 60.
  • AITCHESON, George librarian Lanark
    Lanark Subscription Library High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • AITCHESON [ACHESOUN], James engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1675
    James Achesoun engraver was made a Burgess of Edinburgh by payment 29 September 1675. Married Helen Dewart 26 November 1675.
    EdinBurg; EdinMarr
  • AITCHESON, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1678-87
    journeyman printer from the printing office of The Heirs of Andrew Anderson, petitioned the Privy Council to claim exemption from watching and warding as an employee of the King’s Printer, 1678. Married Alison Bain 26 June 1679; children buried in Greyfriar’s Churchyard 25 April 1686 and 2 December 1687; James Aitcheson buried in Greyfriar’s Churchyard 26 August 1687.
    EdinMarr; Register of the Privy Council of Scotland Ser. 3 v. 441. GreyBuri
  • AITCHISON, John bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    11 West Register Street 1828-29
    Edin Dir
  • AITCHISON, John wholesale and retail stationer Edinburgh
    35 West Regent Street 1830
    general stationery warehouse and reading room same address 1831-32
    Edin Dir
  • AITCHISON, William printer Edinburgh
    187 High Street 1815-17
    Royal Bank Close, Parliament Square1818-25
    Old Stamp-Office Close 1826
    Old Fishmarket Close 1827
    24 St James Street 1828
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • AITKEN, Mrs auctioneer Edinburgh
    Head of Fowlis Close 1784
    Edin Dir
  • AITKEN, Mrs. [M?] printer Edinburgh
    1 St James Square 1832-36
    Edin Dir; Williamson 1834
  • AITKEN, Alexander apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1774
    Alexander Aitken apprenticed to John and William Shaw bookbinders Glasgow 28 July 1774
  • AITKEN, Andrew bookbinder Glasgow
    11 Bell Street 1818
    Glas Dir
  • AITKIN, Andrew bookseller Kirkcaldy
    Kirkcaldy 1728
    Sold Ebenezer Erskine’s Unbelief arraign’d. Edinburgh 1728.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • AITKEN, George printer Aberdeen
    8 Hanover Street 1840
  • AITKEN, George printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1790
    Married Crawford Murray daughter of - Murray late plasterer at ... 25 October 1790.
  • AITKEN, George printer Edinburgh
    64 Cowgate 1812-21
    Edin Dir
  • AITKEN, Atkir [Hector?] printer Edinburgh
    In Cone’s Close 1667
    Buried in Greyfriar’s Churchyard 17 February 1667.
  • AITKEN, Hector printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1687
    Hector Aitken’s child buried in Greyfriar’s Churchyard 24 April 1687.
  • AITKEN, Hugh bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1729
    Son to Hugh Aitken in Adamscroft apprenticed to William Sands bookbinder 8 January 1729.
  • AITKEN [AITKENS], James printer Edinburgh
    Middleton’s Entry, Potter-row 1793-1803
    Married Elizabeth daughter of James Miller weaver in Roxburghshire 15 January 1784. EdinMarr; Edin Dir
  • AITKEN, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    30 Old Fishmarket Close 1815-24
    and machine ruler same address 1825-28
    and stationer same address 1829-32
    bookbinder 54 North Bridge 1833-34
    bookbinder, paper-ruler and stationer 8 St James Square 1835-39
    10 St James’s Square 1840
    8 James Square 1841-43
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • AITKEN, James schoolmaster Strathblane
    Strathblane 1732
    Sold Nathaniel Vincent’s The true touchstone. Glasgow 1732.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • AITKEN, John bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    In the Parliament House 1720-59
    Son to the deceased Mr Andrew Aitken, sometime Minister at Sorbie apprenticed to Robert Freebairne bookbinder 27 November 1706. Edinburgh Guild Register as stationer 10 September 1718. bookseller 4 April 1733; Partner in paper mill at Springfield, Polton, and Redhall, Colinton with Walter and Thomas Ruddiman, Robert Fleming and John Hutton ca 1741. Will registered 5 July 1786.
    EdinPren; NLS Impr Ind: EdinTest; Waterston 2
  • AITKEN, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1774
    Married Herriot daughter of the deceased Archibald Black, gardener at Nisbet near Dunce 13 November 1774 [John Arthur under Black].
  • AITKEN, John auctioneer Edinburgh
    Foot of Niddry’s Wynd 1793-97
    Edin Dir
  • AITKEN, John bookseller Edinburgh
    2 Anthony Place 1823
    1 Anthony’s Place - house 13 Hailes Street 1824-25
    late bookseller 13 Gayfield Square 1826
    of Constable & Co 13 Hailes Street 1827-28
    of Constable & Co 16 Rankeillor Street 1829-31
    New Dir 1824 says 2 Anthony Place.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • AITKEN, John printer Edinburgh
    1 St James Square 1832
    M. Aitken same address 1833-36
    Edin Dir
  • AITKEN, John & Co printer Glasgow
    Nelson Street 1829
    72 Nelson Street [index adds Trongate] 1835-37
    John Aitken merchant printer Glasgow Nelson Street Burgess and Guild Brother as younger son to William Aitken upholsterer and tailor 23 March 1829.
    GlasBurg; Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • AITKEN, Joseph bookseller Castle Douglas
    King Street (Booksellers & Stationers) 1825-37
    Cotton Street 1852
    'Good; Formerly a Teacher & had money when he commenced, industrious & economical' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook. NLS Acc.5000/78. Pigot 1825; 1837; Bell; Slater 1852
  • AITKEN, M. printer Edinburgh
    1 St James Square 1832-36
    Mrs Aitken Williamson 1834
    Edin Dir
  • AITKEN, Patrick bookbinder Edinburgh
    Opposite the Kirk Stile 1672
    His wife Catherine Mitchell buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 9 August 1672.
  • AITKEN, Robert bookseller Paisley
    Paisley 1760-69
    NLS Impr Ind
  • AITKEN, Robert G. bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    79 Queen Street 1825-27
    and circulating library same address 1828
    Edin Dir
  • AITKEN, Samuel bookseller Edinburgh
    6 Parliament Square 1811-25
    6 Bank Street 1826-30
    12 Bank Street 1831-44
    of Bell & Bradfute 22 George Square 1845-47
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820
  • AITKEN, Walter auctioneer Edinburgh
    Grassmarket South side 1797
    Back of Muse Well Grassmarket 1799-1800
    Edin Dir
  • AITKEN [AITKINE], William bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1679-97
    Married Margaret Cunninghame 12 June 1679; Married Margaret Thomson 25 November 1681; Named cautioner in the confirmation of Gideon Shaw’s will 1687 [Bann. Misc. ii 294.]; appears in a humorous list in The Burgess Ticket of Buckhaven by Mother Greg. Edinburgh, 1689 and also in the 1695 edition; Children buried in Greyfriar’s Churchyard 12 May 1688, 31 May 1689, 3 November 1691, 19 February 1697. 26 August 1698; Burgess of Edinburgh 7 September 1692; Wife Margaret Thomson buried in Greyfriar’s Churchyard 27 December 1692; William Aitken buried in Greyfriar’s Churchyard 5 November 1697; Widow Anna Ker married James Sympson bookbinder 19 May 1699. Daughter Isobel married John Mitchell cordiner 1 December 1704.
    Aldis 1904; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; GreyBuri
  • AITKEN, William printer Edinburgh
    Parliament Stairs 1820-27
    20 Bank Street 1828-33
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; Pigot 1825
  • AITKEN, William bookseller Lanark
    Lanark 1769-72
    Sold Robert Frame’s Considerations on the interest of the County of Lanark. Glasgow 1769.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • AITKEN, William stationer and newsman Paisley
    teacher 35 Castle Street 1831-34
    stationer and newsman 80 High Street and teacher 35 Castle Street 1838
    Fowler 1831; 1834; Paisley 1838
  • AITKENS, Henry bookseller Glasgow
    at Mr Stalker’s shop 1753
    Voltaire’s Age of Lewis XIV printed for Henry Aitkens by R. Urie Glasgow 1753.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ALEXANDER bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1536
    Mentioned in Letters & Papers Henry VIII xi 79.
    Aldis 1904
  • ALEXANDER, Charles bookseller Edinburgh
    Gedde’s Close 1751
    Sold Alexander Robertson’s Poems. Caledonian Mercury 12 November 1751.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ALEXANDER, David bookseller, stationer bookbinder and printer Brechin
    High Street 1846-52
    Advt. House Nether Wynd; Librarian Parish library 1852
    Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • ALEXANDER, Hugh bookseller and newsagent Glasgow
    7 Brunswick Place 1840
    Glas Dir
  • ALEXANDER, James bookseller and stationer Dundee
    17 Overgate. 1846-52
    Dundee 1846; Slater 1852
  • ALEXANDER, James bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1681
    A broadside of True copy of the indictment of the Earl of Argyle was printed for him in 1681.
    Aldis 1904
  • ALEXANDER, John bookbinder Brechin
    Nether Wynd 1846
    Upper Wynd 1852
    Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • ALEXANDER, John papermaker Currie
    Currie 1782
    John Gowans papermaker married Margaret daughter of John Alexander papermaker at Currie 8 December 1792.
  • ALEXANDER, John engraver Scotland
    Rome ca 1718
    Scotland 1720-ca 1757
    Born in Scotland, pupil and grandson of George Jamesone, he was a painter and etcher. He studied in Florence, and was engraving in Rome ca 1718. He returned to Scotland in 1720.
    Bryan, Michael. Dictionary of painters and engravers, biographical and critical. London, 1813-16. New ed., I, 1886; II, 1902. Johnst 3
  • ALEXANDER, John bookbinder Glasgow
    29 Brunswick Street 1822-23
    77 Brunswick Street 1828
    of John Carse & Co, Moodie’s Court, 31 Argyll Street 1844-47
    Glas Dir
  • ALEXANDER, John newspaper publisher & printer Glasgow
    Glasgow Courier Buchanan Court 75 Argyle Street 1837-49
    John Alexander merchant printer Courier Newspaper Office, Argyle Street Burgess and Guild Brother by purchase 9 August 1839.
    Pigot 1837; GlasBurg; Glas Dir
  • ALEXANDER, Mungo bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1737
    Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Janet daughter to John M’Lea merchant 17 June 1737.
  • ALEXANDER, Robert printer Hamilton and Glasgow
    Robert Alexander and William Murray Borthwick Clydesdale Journal Office, Hamilton 1819-21
    Glasgow Sentinel Office, Nelson Street, Glasgow 1821-23
    William Murray Borthwick published a cheap magazine called The Clydesdale Magazine at Lanark. On its failure he projected in February 1820, The Clydesdale Journal 'a loyal weekly paper'. He advertised in a Glasgow paper for an editor who could advance £300 and Robert Alexander applied. He went to Hamilton early in July 1820, but withdrew when he discovered the real circumstances. However he was persuaded to take the editorship on the understanding that the paper should be removed to Glasgow. The last number of the Clydesdale Journal appeared on 28 September 1821. In 1821 the printing materials were sequestered at the instance of Borthwick’s creditors and bought in by Alexander who thereafter published the Glasgow Sentinel. Borthwick was imprisoned in March 1822 for an old debt in 1822. He wrote to some of the individuals who had been traduced by the Sentinel, and offered them the originals of the offending articles if they paid his debt and released him from prison. They did and he broke into the offices of the Sentinel and a large part of the papers of the newspaper were taken away to Edinburgh. Borthwick was apprehended and indicted for trial at Glasgow in April 1822, but proceedings were ultimately dropped. The papers resulted in the fatal duel between James Stuart of Dearn and Sir Alexander Boswell Bart of Auchinleck. Robert Alexander, printer of Glasgow was admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 6 January 1823.
    Hugh Davidson. Lanark: a series of papers. Edinburgh, 1910; Robert Alexander. Letter to Sir J. Mackintosh, Knt. M.P. explanatory of the whole circumstances which led to the robbery of the Glasgow Sentinel Office; to the death of Sir Alexander Boswell, Bart.;... Glasgow: printed in the Sentinel Office, 1822; William Borthwick. Proceedings against Wm. Murray Borthwick, at the instance of His Majesty’s Advocate, and of Robert Alexander, styling himself editor and proprietor of the Glasgow Sentinel newspaper. With an appendix of documents, and a preface, by William Murray Borthwick. Edinburgh for J. Robertson, 1822; Peter Mackenzie. Reminiscences of Glasgow. vol.1 p.366-99, 1890; Cadell
  • ALEXANDER, Thomas bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1561
    Alexander Thomas mercator librorum [seller of books] was made a Burgess of Edinburgh 19 March 1561.
  • ALEXANDER, Thomas bookseller Edinburgh
    125 Nicholson Street 1843-44
    Edin Dir
  • ALEXANDER, Thomas engraver, lithographer and printer Glasgow
    11 Virginia Road 1836
    Robertsons Court 179 Argyle Street 1837-45
    120 Buchanan Street 1846-48
    2 Howard Street 1849-53
    Schenck; Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • ALISON, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Conn’s Close 1735-8.
    North side of the Street opposite to the Bow-Head Well Lawnmarket 1739-40
    Robert Fleming and Alexander Alison 1741-6.
    Sometimes Robert Fleming and Company. Apprentice: Alexander Bowie 15 November 1738.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinPren
  • ALISON, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1789
    Foot of Allan’s Close 1790
    President Stairs, Parliament Close 1793-1809
    Parliament Close 1810-19
    Married Katherine, daughter of Alexander Deans, wright 20 June 1789. Son of Robert Alison, workman, in Nether Liberton, apprenticed to Alexander Grieve, bookbinder for 6 years [entered] 11 May 1797; made Burgess of Edinburgh as apprentice to Alexander Grieve 11 May 1797. Apprentices: Alexander Bowie, Son to Alexr Bowie, shoemaker, apprenticed to Alexr Alison printer 15 November 1738; John Thomson [bookseller] 1 October 1804, Burgess 1 October 1804. Pigot 1820 gives 10 Parliament-square, but by that date he is no longer in the Edinburgh Directory.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir; EdinPren; EdinBurg; Pigot 1820
  • ALLAN PLACE Reading Room and Stationery Warehouse Glasgow
    426 Argyll Street 1835-40
    Glas Dir
  • ALLAN [David] & FERGUSON [William] engravers, lithographers and printers Glasgow
    David Allan 187 Trongate 1832-34
    Allan & Ferguson same address 1835
    57 Argyle Street 1836-39
    and zincographic printers same address 1840-43
    Turner’s Court, 87 Argyll Street 1844-47
    74 Buchanan Street 1848-48
    70 Buchanan Street 1849-51
    74 Buchanan Street 1852-74
    126 Renfield Street 1875-20th century
    David Allan merchant and lithographer of Allan & Ferguson Trongate Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Catherine Martin daughter to Alexander Glassford baker 25 July 1839. William Ferguson merchant and lithographer of Allan & Ferguson Trongate Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Janet daughter to James Learmonth hammerman 25 July 1839.
    Schenck; Glas Dir; Pigot 1837; GlasBurg
  • ALLAN & FERGUSON engravers, lithographic and copperplate printers Paisley
    97 High Street 1838
    A.W. Laird agent
    Paisley 1838
  • ALLAN, Charles bookbinder Edinburgh
    Foot Forrester’s Wynd 1792
    Parliament Close 1793
    Old Post Office Stairs, Parliament Close 1794-99
    bookbinder and stationer West-bow 1800-1803
    Edinburgh 1804-1818
    20 Carrubers Close 1824-25
    Married Agnes daughter of Alexander Grieve bookbinder 24 July 1794. Made Burgess of Edinburgh in right of his wife Ann, daughter of Alexander Grieve, bookbinder 9 June 1795. Apprentice: John Carfrae bookseller 21 June 1818, Burgess as apprentice to Charles Allan bookbinder 21 June 1818; Guild Brother 16 September 1818. 20 Carrubers Close New Dir 1824
    Edin Dir; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; Pigot 1825
  • ALLAN, David painter, etcher and engraver Scotland
    Dickson Close, Edinburgh 1788
    Bellevue Gardens near Edinburgh 1796
    (1744-1796), son of David Allan shoremaster and Janet Gullen, he was born at Alloa 13 February1744; married Shirley Welsh 28 October 1788 and died at Bellevue Gardens near Edinburgh 6 August 1796 and is buried in the Old Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh. He was taught aquatint engraving by Paul Sandby.
    Catalogue of the valuable pictures, drawings ... the property of the late Mr David Allan, history painter, Edinburgh ... Edinburgh, 1797; London, 1936, pp. 125-127; Gordon, Thomas Crouther. David Allan of Alloa: the Scottish Hogarth. Alva, 1951; Skinner, Basil C. The indefatigable Mr Allan. Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Council, 1973. Johnst3
  • ALLAN, David & Co. booksellers and stationers Glasgow
    23 Glassford Street 1828
    Glas Dir
  • ALLAN, David engravers lithographer and printer Glasgow
    187 Trongate 1831-34
    Allan & Ferguson same address 1835
    57 Argyle Street 1836-43
    87 Argyll Street 1844-47
    74 Buchanan Street 1848
    70 Buchanan Street 1849-51
    74 Buchanan Street 1852-74
    126 Renfield Street 1875-20th century
    David Allan apprenticed to James Miller in Glasgow; merchant and lithographer of Allan & Ferguson Trongate Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Catherine Martin daughter to Alexander Glassford baker 25 July 1839. Died 24 November 1875 in Glasgow. William Ferguson merchant and lithographer of Allan & Ferguson Trongate Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Janet daughter to James Learmonth hammerman 25 July 1839.
    Schenck; Pigot 1837; GlasBurg; Johnst3
    ALLAN, George bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1794
  • ALLAN, George grocer, spirit dealer and subscription library Prestonpans
    Prestonpans 1852
    Slater 1852
  • ALLAN, James bookbinder and land measurer Carluke
    High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • ALLAN, James apprentice printer Edinburgh
    office of George Reid & Co 1802
    The National Library of Scotland has a ‘Notice, Scroll of the date of James Allan’s apprenticeship. James Allan, came to Mr Reid’s Printing-Office, on the 15 March 1802; and he was bound on the 5 April 1802; and e will be done with his apprenticeship on the 5 April 1808; which will be seven years and three weeks that he has served to Mr George Reid and Co. as an apprentice, with the small allowance of three shillings per week, with a most horrid grudge’.
  • ALLAN, James newspaper publisher, printer and bookseller Haddington
    East Lothian & Berwickshire Monthly Advertiser Back Street 1837
    bookseller & printer Market Street 1852
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • ALLAN, John bookbinder Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1613
    Along with a cutler of the same name, John Allan, bookbinder, was fined £3 on 13th April 1613 for "setting ane goiff ball in the kirk yeard and striking the same against the kirk". ("Extracts from the Accounts of the Burgh of Aberdeen", Spalding Club Misc., Vol.5, 89.)
  • ALLAN, Robert bookbinder and bookseller Edinburgh
    At his shop over foreagainst the Court of Guard 1695-6
    Married Elizabeth Buchannan 6 July 1694 (when he was described as bookbinder); Made Burgess & Guild Brother of Edinburgh by right of wife Elizabeth daughter to umquhile Duncan Buchanan wright 31 January 1695; Child buried in Greyfriar’s Churchyard 1 March 1698; Apprentice: John Lauder, Son to William Lauder, indweller in Portsburgh, apprenticed to Robert Allan bookbinder 6 February 1695.
    Aldis 1904; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; EdinPren; GreyBuri

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