Armstrong, Arthur - Barnes, James

  • ARMSTRONG, Arthur bookseller Kelso
    Kelso 1732-36
    Hugh Kennedy's Sermon was printed at Edinburgh for him 1732. Debtor to Ruddiman 1 January 1736 (NLS MS.762).
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ARMSTRONG, George engraver Edinburgh
    3 Rose Street 1843
    Edin Dir
  • ARMSTRONG, Joseph, junior paper maker Glasgow
    26 Glassford Street 1840
    agent to R.J. Hicks & Co paper manufacturers, Darwen Mill, Lancashire
    Glas Dir
  • ARMSTRONG, M. stationery and rag warehouse Edinburgh
    2 Paul Street New Dir 1824
    Edin Dir
  • ARMSTRONG, Robert, printer, bookseller and circulating library Hawick
    Silver Street 1820-52
    'Very Doubtful; Haughty & not well liked. Besides being Bookseller is also Printer & Postmaster' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bell; Slater 1852
    ARMSTRONG, Thomas printer Cupar in Fife
    Cupar 1843
    Information from Mr. W. T. Johnston
  • ARMSTRONG, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    Geddes Close 233 High Street 1823-35
    Overseer at Smellie's Printing Office.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1834; 1835
  • ARMSTRONG, William publishers agent Dundee
    50 Barrack Street 1846
    Agent for A. Fullarton & Co publishers and booksellers Edinburgh.
    Dundee 1846
  • ARNOT, A. papermaker? Edinburgh
    of Cadell & Co Prestonpans 1835-37
    Gray 1835; 1837
  • ARNOT, Agnes, bookseller Beith
    Main Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • ARNOT, Catherine, bookseller Beith
    Main Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • ARNOT, James bookseller Beith
    Main Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • ARNOT, John printer and bookseller Cupar
    Cupar 1810-11
    Campbell Cupar; Information from Mr. W. T. Johnston
  • ARNOT, Mr Samuel printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1721
    Married Anne Bowie, widow of John Reid printer 8 August 1721.
  • ARNOT, William bookseller Edinburgh
    38 Prince [sic] Street 1806-07
    & Co same address 1808-10
    booksellers and stationers 76 Prince Street 1811-14
    Edin Dir
  • ARNOT, William bookseller Edinburgh
    9 Merchant Street 1818-19
    Edin Dir
  • ARNOT, William Bible repository Edinburgh
    Edinburgh Bible Society Repository 50 South Bridge 1820-32
    13 Queen Street 1833-44
    6 York Place 1845-50
    Edin Dir
  • ARNOT, William Bible Society Edinburgh
    25 Pitt Street 1838
    Edin Dir
  • ARTHUR, David printer Glasgow
    28 Virginia Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • ARTHUR, John printer Aberdeen
    19 Queen Street 1838-39
  • ARTHUR, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1774
    Married Herriot daughter of the deceased Archibald Black, gardener at Nisbet near Dunce 13 November 1774 [John Aitken under the husband John Arthur under Black].
    90 South Bridge 1833-36
    98 South Bridge 1836-43
    J. Alston secretary; Alex Wood manager 1842-43
    Gray 1833-36; Edin Dir
  • ASHER, James bookseller Huntly
    Duke Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • ATKINS, Hugh apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1728
    Hugh Atkins, son of Hugh Atkins of Adam Croft, apprenticed to William Sands bookbinder Edinburgh 1728
  • ATKINSON, Thomas bookseller Glasgow
    [David] Robertson and [Thomas] Atkinson 156 Trongate 1823-25
    84 Trongate 1828-30
    Atkinson & Co same address 1830-33
    Thomas Atkinson (1801-1833) was a native of Glasgow. He was apprenticed to Messrs. Brash & Reid. In 1823 he went into partnership with David Robertson, taking over the establishment of William Turnbull. The partnership was dissolved in 1830. He published Three nights in Perthshire. Glasgow, privately printed 1821; The Sextuple Alliance. Glasgow, 1823; edited a weekly periodical The Ant Glasgow, 2 December 1826 to 29 September 1827 mostly of his own writing, and a companion volume of selections from other writers. He collected his various publications in The Chameleon. London, 1832, of which there was a limited edition in 3 vols. published in 1833. He was interested in Reform, and in 1832 stood as a parliamentary candidate in the Stirling Burghs. Falling ill during the contest he was persuaded to take a sea voyage, and sailed from Liverpool in the Gratitude commanded by Captain Hawkins, bound for the Barbadoes, but died on the voyage 10 October 1833 and was buried at sea. Daniel Macmillan was his shopman from 1831-33.
    DNB; Pigot 1825; Glas Dir; Preface to Thomas Atkinson. Three nights in Perthshire. Glasgow printed for private circulation 1821 and reprinted 1887. Peter Mackenzie. Old Reminiscences of Glasgow. Glasgow, 1890 ii, 306-11.
  • ATKINSON, Thomas, engraver, lithographer, and copperplate printer Glasgow
    7 Queen Street 1835-36
    16 Queen Street 1837-41
    Schenck; Glas Dir; Pigot 1837; Johnst 3
  • AUCHIE, James printer Edinburgh
    Lady Stair's Close [477 Lawnmarket] 1821-27
    Robert Auchie same address 1828-31
    House number 1824.
    Edin Dir
  • AUCHIE, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Lady Stair's Close 1828-31
    Edin Dir
  • AUCHIE, William printer Edinburgh
    Crafoord's Close, foot of West Bow 1804
    Edin Dir
  • AUCHINLECK, John stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1696
    Stationer and Burgess married Barbara Young daughter of William Young baker and Burgess 26 July 1696.
  • AUCHINLECK, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1696
    Marriage proclaimed to Elizabeth Ogilvie daughter of the deceased John Ogilvie in Bo'ness 13 September 1696.
  • AUCHINLECK, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1770
    Apprenticed to Messrs Martin and Wetherspoon printers for 4 years 28 September 1770. Probably the Robert Affleck [usual pronunciation of Auchinleck] who married Isobel Bruce in Canongate Kirk 6 June 1797.
    EdinPren; CanonMarr
  • AUCHINMOWTIE, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1612
    Married Catherine Smeatoun 20 January 1612. Married Katherene Smetoun 21 January 1612.
    EdinMarr; CanonMarr
  • AUCHINVOLE, William bookbinder and stationer Glasgow
    7 Main Street, Bridgeton 1844-47
    5 Main Street, Bridgeton 1849
    Glas Dir
  • AUCHTERLONIE, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1639-63
    Married Margaret Baxter 22 August 1639; Married Jean Ferrie 21 September 1649; John Auchterlonie buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 23 May 1663. A Jhone Auchterlony married Elizabeth Cochrane in the Chapel of Holyroodhouse 5 September 1605.
    EdinMarr; GreyBuri; CanonMarr
  • AULD, David stationer Ayr
    Malt-cross 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • AULD, Thomas bookseller, stationer and circulating library Paisley
    Fourth shop north of the Council Chamber, Cross 1809-10
    Paisley 1811-15
    Near the Steeple 1816
    Paisley 1817
    8 Moss-street 1820
    240 High Street 1825
    Catalogue of the Circulating Library containing 2,500 volumes by Thomas Auld, Junior bookseller and stationer. Paisley: printed by Stephen Young, 1809 with Appendix 1810 in the Paisley Tracts (microfilm in NLS)
    Crawford; Pigot 1820, 1825
  • AULD, William bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1684-90
    Cautioner in will of John Calderwood 1684; Wife Isabel Thomson buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 15 June 1690.
    Bann. Misc. ii 292; Aldis 1904; GreyBuri
  • AULD, William printer Edinburgh
    Walter Ruddiman William Auld & Co Morocco's Close Lawnmarket 1761-5
    William Auld and William Smellie same address 1765-66
    John Balfour Auld & William Smellie Morocco's Close Lawnmarket 1767-71
    William Auld Turk's Close 1771-76
    Married Miss Alexandrina daughter to the deceased Captain James Ogilvy shipmaster in St Andrews 17 July 1768. Publisher of Edinburgh Weekly Journal; Morocco's Close and Turk's Close are the same; died on Wednesday Edinburgh Evening Courant Monday 31 March 1777; succeeded by Campbell Denovan Edinburgh Evening Courant 14 April 1777.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinMarr
  • AUSTON seedsman Glasgow
    M'Aslan & Auston Glasgow 1788
    Alston & Auston Glasgow 1791
    Advertised as offering Proposals for Flora Edinburgensis 1788 & as selling Young's Address 1791.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • AUSTIN, R. engraver on wood Edinburgh
    113 Nicolson Street 1833
    Gray 1833
  • AUSTINE, William stationer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1706
    Sold Sander's Geometry. Edinburgh Evening Courant 7 January 1706. Also T. Jaffray's Essay on Roman poets. Edinburgh Evening Courant 15 February 1706.
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  • AVERY, John printer and stationer Aberdeen
    125 Union Street 1838
    3 Back Wynd 1839
    5 Back Wynd 1840
    1 Ragg's Lane, Broad Street 1841
    Office, Crown Court, Union Street 1845
    Aberdeen 1846-1870
    John Avery & Co and lithographer 9 St Catherine Wynd 1870-79
    20 Netherkirkgate 1880-88
    14 Gallowgate 1889-92
    same address and 6 Correction Wynd 1893-96
    105 King street and 6 Correction Wynd 1897-1953
    Successor to Alexander Imlay. John Avery born Plymouth c.1809, where he trained as a letterpress printer, after a brief period in London he moved to Aberdeen. He died June 1871. Succeeded by William Bates Avery. Absorbed into Aberdeen University Press as John Avery & Co Ltd in 1953.
    Schenck; Beavan
  • AYR, Richard bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1432
    See Richard AIR.
  • AYSOUN [AYSTOWN], Andrew printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1593-99
    Left 3 marks in will of Catherine Norwell wife of Robert Smyth in 1593; Andrew Aystown made Burgess of Edinburgh 17 April 1599; Perhaps Smyth's workman. Arisone?
    Aldis 1904; EdinBurg
  • AYTOUN, Hector printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1650-55
    Married Janet Bannantyne 14 June 1650; Burgess of Edinburgh by right of wife Jonet daughter to umquhile James Bannantyne merchant 19 September 1655.
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg
  • AYTOUN, Hector printer and stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1673-97
    Burgess & Guild Brother by right umquhile father Hector Aytoun printer 24 Sept 1673; Hector Aiton appears in a humorous list in The Burgess Ticket of Buckhaven by Mother Greg. Edinburgh, 1689, and also in the 1695 edition; Married Elizabeth Potter 26 June 1683; Children buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 14 February 1690. 16 December 1693. 24 February 1697.
    EdinBurg; EdinMarr; GreyBuri
    B.,P. See BRUCE, Peter
    Aldis 1904
  • B., D. and M., J. printers Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1718
    In imprint of G. DeVries's De catholicis rerum. Edinburgh: ex officina DB & JM. 1718. probably William Brown & John Mosman.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BAILLIE, Alexander engraver Edinburgh and Glasgow
    In the first turn-pike within the head of Chalmers's close, a little above the Fountain well 1760-62
    Plain-stone close, head of the Canongate 1763-64
    Head of Foulis Close 1771
    Trongate 1783
    Stevenlaw's Close 1784-86
    Was working in Rome in 1764. Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 29 April 1790. Died 7 July 1791
    NLS Impr Ind; Caledonian Mercury 26 July 1760; 9 January 1762; 26 December 1763; 30 July 1764; 2 August 1766; Edinburgh Evening Courant 16 February 1771; Edin Dir; Glas Dir; Cadell; Bush.2; Johnst3
  • BAILLIE, C. bookbinder Edinburgh
    2 Drummond Street 1835
    Gray 1835
  • BAILLIE, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    opposite Meal Market, Cowgate 1799-1802
    James and Robert Baillie Blackfriars Wynd 1803
    James Baillie Back Stairs, Parliament Close 1804-05
    Luckenbooths 1806-07
    stationer and bookbinder High Street 1810
    bookbinder Burnet's Close 1811
    4 Infirmary Street 1812-13
    Edin Dir
  • BAILLIE, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1749-56
    Married Ann Gray daughter of the late John Gray writer 16 April 1749. In subscription list to Thomas Boston's Sermons. 1756.
    EdinMarr; NLS Impr Ind
  • BAILLIE, John bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    Parliament Close 1752-54
    J. Baillie & Co 1755
    Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 30 December 1755. Apprentice: Coline Malcolm 18 June 1755.
    NLS Imp Ind; Cadell; EdinPren
  • BAILLIE, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    James and Robert Baillie Blackfriar's Wynd 1803
    James Baillie Back Stairs, Parliament Close 1804-05
    Edin Dir
  • BAIN, Alexander bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1769
    Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 5 December 1769.
  • BAIN, Alexander newspaper office Edinburgh
    of the Courant Office 507 Lawnmarket 1834-40
    clerk same address 1841-43
    of Scottish Herald office same address 1844
    Gray 1834; Edin Dir
  • BAIN, Arthur printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1842-46
    Of The Banner Office.
  • BAIN, David printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1792
    Married Jacobina daughter of deceased John Maxwell engraver 9 October 1792.
  • BAIN, David printer and officer to the Society of Solicitors at Law Edinburgh
    Riddle's Close, 322 Lawnmarket 1824-27
    officer and gownkeeper to the SSL same address 1828
    officer to the Solicitors-at-law and Gownkeeper to the Admiralty Procurators same address 1829-35
    Librarian to the Solicitors-at-law 3 Royal Exchange 1836-37
    Edin Dir
  • BAIN [BAYNE], Donald typefounder, printer, publisher, and inkmaker Edinburgh
    Standwell Lodge 1777-1779
    Bayne & Mennons 1777-79
    Son of John Bain, typefounder, and Helen Campbell Donald Bayne was chrisstened in Glasgow 20 November 1744. He married Susannah Ibbetson at St Martin's in the fields, London, 6 November 1767. He sems to have been in partnership with his father, and to have accompanied him back to Edinburgh from London. Afterwards he was partner with John Mennons in the firm of Bayne and Mennons; On 25 October 1779, The Edinburgh Evening Courant announced the bankruptcy of "Donald Bayne, letter-founder and printer". Finally on the 1 January 1780, an anonymous advertisement appeared in the Caledonian Mercury:-


    To be sold, the following quantities of printing types, viz.

    A fount of English, weight, 381 lib.

    Ditto, Small Pica, 220

    Ditto, Brevier 234

    Also a quantity of Printing Ink.

    N.B. The types are all new, and specimens of the different founts may be had by applying to John Campbell writer, Crichton Street, George's Square, Edinburgh. ...
    As on the 17 April 1779, Bayne and Mennons had advertised that "Printing ink. Of an excellent quality... may be had in any quantities, by applying at Bayne and Mennons' printing-office ...", it looks as though this may have been Donald Bayne's stock. George Paton wrote to Richard Gough 27 May 1780 'now young Bain may be gone to pot, but the Father still works.' This account mentions a partnership with a son which chimes with a reference in William McCullough's notes on Isaiah Thomas's History of printing in America. 'The son of the old gentleman was a dashing fellow; and I cannot learn that he did anything at the business. He did not behave well and died prematurely.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Ronald P. Doig 'A note on John Baine' in The Edinburgh Bibliographical Society Transactions iii 222 (1955)

  • BAIN, Hugh printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1793
    Married Catherine Macdonald daughter of deceased - M'Donald labourer at the Water of Leith 9 March 1793.
  • BAIN, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh before 1770
    Relict Margaret Watson married Andrew Houston 7 January 1770.
  • BAIN, John journeyman bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1771
    Married Jean daughter to deceast James Stewart baxter 31 March 1771.
  • BAIN, John & Co grocers and commission paper warehouse Glasgow
    101 Argyll Street 1835
    Glas Dir
  • BAINE [BAIN, BAYNE], John typefounder London, St Andrews, Camlachie, Dublin, London, Edinburgh, New York and Philadelphia
    Alexander Wilson and John Baine London
    St Andrews 1742-44
    Camlachie, near Glasgow 1744-47
    John Baine Dublin 1747-49?
    London 1750-1763?
    Edinburgh 1764-72
    Calton 1773-86
    John Baine & Grandson in Co Edinburgh 1787
    New York 1787?
    Philadelphia 1787-1790
    Born in 1713? Our knowledge of how he and Alexander Wilson came to set up a typefoundry comes from an account contributed by Wilson's grandson, Alexander, to T. C. Hansard's Typographia. 1825. pp.362-366. It is partly based on a Biographical account of Alexander Wilson read to the Royal Society of Edinburgh by his father Patrick, the son of the typefounder, in 1789, but not printed in their Transactions until 1826. Patrick Wilson does not even mention Baine. Alexander Wilson set out on his new career as the result of a chance visit made one day to a letter-foundry with a friend who wanted to purchase some printing-types. Having seen the implements and common operations of the workmen usually shown to strangers, he was much captivated by the curious contrivances made use of in prosecuting that art. Shortly afterwards when reflecting upon what had been shown him in the letter-foundry, he was led to imagine that a certain great improvement in the process might be effected; and ... presently imparted his ideas upon the subject to a friend named BAIN, who had also come from St. Andrews. Wilson and Mr. Bain then became partners . They returned to St Andrews, where they opened a type-foundry using conventional methods in 1742. While in St Andrews John Bayne married Helen Campbell 5 November 1743. Finding the type-foundry successful, they moved to "Camlachie, a small village about a mile eastward of the city of Glasgow", in 1744, in order to be nearer to their customers in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and with the intention of exploiting the Irish and American markets. While at Camlachie, Baine and his wife had a son, Donald, christened 20 November 1744. In the
    Autumn of 1747 they decided that one of the partners should settle at Dublin. It fell to the lot of Mr. Wilson to remain in Scotland. About two years after this separation the partnership was totally dissolved by mutual consent. The whereabouts of John Baine in the years immediately following the end of the partnership in 1749 are not clear. Baine did not long remain in Dublin. The next mention of him comes from Edward Rowe Mores in A dissertation upon English typographical founders and founderies 'Mr Joh. Baine published a specimen (very pretty) without a date. it exhibits and pic.Greek, and (we take no notice of title-letters) The Rom. and Ital. regulars beginning at the bastard sm. pic. Baine returned to Scotland, settling in Edinburgh. On the 1 September 1764, the Edinburgh printers Robert Fleming and Patrick Neill went into partnership, and in the ledger that they began that day appear inventories of the printing materials of both printers, independently valued to establish their respective shares in the partnership. The ledgers are on deposit in the National Library of Scotland (MS Dep.196). The inventories are very detailed and the founders of most of the types are specified. Robert Fleming owned founts of Bain's English Roman and Italic, Small Pica Roman and Italic, Minion Roman and Italic, as well as founts by Caslon and by Alexander Wilson. Patrick Neill had Bayne's Pica; English; Long primer; Small pica; and New pica. About this time John Baine began to produce the type faces which make him remarkable in his time as an innovator. These are what he calls in his specimen "strong face" types. An advertisement dated 6 July 1765 appeared in both the Caledonian Mercury and the Edinburgh Evening Courant:- Edinburgh, July 6, 1765 'On Thursday next, the 11th instant, will be published, at six-pence the superfine, and four-pence the second paper. [The whole being execute on types of an entire new construction, the most elegant, perhaps, that have yet appeared in these kingdoms, founded on purpose for this work, by Mr. John Bayne, Letter-founder in Edinburgh.]' Unfortunately, it has not so far proved possible to find a copy of the book Also in 1765, the partnership between the celebrated Alexander Donaldson and his printer John Reid broke up as the result of a quarrel. A public roup [auction] of the printing materials was held and included some Baine types Caledonian Mercury and the Edinburgh Evening Courant 23 December 1765. In 1766, as John Eliot Alden has shown, the Scottish printer, John Fleeming, who was settled in Boston, Massachusetts, returned to Scotland to buy type, which he did at John Baine's foundry. He seems to have admired the new "strong faces"; and the printing office he took back contained nothing else. In consequence the undated broadside specimen that he and his partner, John Mein, printed is of great importance, in the absence of early founder's specimens of Baine type, as showing the strong types in their earliest states. It is reproduced in L. C. Wroth. The colonial printer. 2nd edition. Portland, Maine, 1938. Plate XIV., opposite p. 102. In 1768, John Reid, now free of his partnership with Alexander Donaldson, published A specimen of the printing types and flowers belonging to John Reid, of which there is a copy in the St Bride's Printing Library. Disappointingly, it includes only two types by Baine. In 1779, Peter Williamson published a miniature edition of The Psalms of David in metre as they are used in the Kirk of Scotland. A note at the end reads "This Letter was founded by Mr John Baine, Edinburgh." The text type is the Pearl to be found in the 1787 specimen. John Baine was the father of Donald Bayne, who was in partnership with Mennons, the printer, Donald Bayne went bankrupt and seems to have died soon after. His son, John, and his father entered into partnership and set out for the United States. First they had a new specimen of the foundry printed, the only one to survive, there is a copy in the library of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. Its titlepage runs A specimen of printing types by John Baine & Grandson in Co. Letter-founders. Edinburgh, 1787. They issued an advertisement in the New York Journal 23 August 1787. Almost immediately after they settled in Philadelphia, where John Baine the elder died August 18, 1790, aged 77.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Edward Rowe Mores. A dissertation upon English Typographical Founders and Founderies (1778) edited by Harry Carter & Christopher Ricks. Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1961; John Eliot Alden 'John Mein, Publisher: an essay in bibliographical detection' Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America xxxvi, 199-214 (1942) and 'Scotch type in eighteenth- century America' Studies in Bibliography iii, 270-4 (1951); L. C. Wroth. The colonial printer. 2nd edition. Portland, Maine, 1938. Plate XIV., opposite p. 102; Rollo G. Silver. Typefounding in America. Charlottesville, 1965 p.6; "William McCulloch's Additions to Thomas's History of Printing", Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society n.s., XXXI (1921) p. 186; Jennifer B. Lee.'"Our infant manufactures", early typefounding in Philadelphia'. Printing History xi No.2 (1989); Duncan Glen. Printing Type Designs: a new History from Gutenberg to 2000. Kirkcaldy, 2001.
  • BAIN, Menzies journeyman bookseller Edinburgh
    clerk or shopman to John Elder bookseller 1792
    Witness in the indictment for sedition of John Elder.
    Indictment NLS L.C.1133(5)
  • BAIN, William bookbinder, bookseller and stationer Forres
    William Bain & Co Forres 1820
    William Bain Forres 1825
    Pigot 1820; 1825
  • BAIN, William printer Lerwick
    Lerwick 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BAIRD, Alexander bookseller stationer & printer Saltcoats
    Dockhead Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BAIRD, Andrew bookseller & printer Ardrossan
    Glasgow Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BAIRD, H. bookseller stationer and newsagent Paisley
    34 High Street 1838
    Paisley 1838
  • BAIRD, Hugh & Co printers Airdrie
    102 High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BAIRD, Hugh bookseller, printer and auctioneer Glasgow
    174 Trongate 1840
    Glas Dir
  • BAIRD, James bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1808
    18 Saltmarket 1809
    Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to John Baird printer 31 March 1808.
    GlasBurg; Glas Dir
  • BAIRD, John printer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1794-1808
    Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with John Robertson bookseller 22 April 1794. James Baird bookseller Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to John Baird printer 31 March 1808.
  • BAIRD, Bobert A. [sic] bookseller bookbinder & account book maker Greenock
    53 Cathcart Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BAIRD, William printer Arbroath
    Demondale 1846
    Angus 1846
  • BAIRD, William circulating library Edinburgh
    New Circulating Library 27 Parliament Square 1804
    Edin Dir
  • BAKER, Martin printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1644-46
    Married Dorothea Arme 19 September 1644; Married Janet Broun 10 March 1646.
  • BALBIRNIE, William music printer Edinburgh
    105 High Street 1822
    Mrs William Balbirnie same address 1823-26
    William Balbirnie same address 1827-28
    Edin Dir
  • BALBIRNIE, Mrs William music printer Edinburgh
    Wiliam Balbirnie 105 High Street 1822
    Mrs William Balbirnie same address 1823-26
    William Balbirnie same address 1827-28
    Edin Dir
  • BALBIRNIE, William music engraver Edinburgh
    156 High Street 1841-43
    265 High Street 1844-51
    Edin Dir
  • BALERNO PAPER WAREHOUSE papermakers Glasgow
    105 Glassford Street 1835
    81 and 83 Glassford Street 1840
    Glas Dir
  • BALFOUR [Andrew] and CLARKE [James] printers Edinburgh
    Balfour, Kirkwood and Co Merchant Court, Cowgate 1810
    Andrew Balfour same address 1811-20
    Balfour and Clarke [56] same address Court 1821-23
    Andrew Balfour same address 1824-27
    Number under Clarke in Edin Dir 1821.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820
  • BALFOUR [Andrew] & JACK [Andrew] printers Edinburgh
    Balfour and Clarke [56] same address Court 1821-23
    Andrew Balfour same address 1824-27
    36 Niddry Street 1828-35
    Balfour & Jack same address 1836-43
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BALFOUR [Andrew], KIRKWOOD & Co printers Edinburgh
    Merchant Court, Cowgate 1810
    Edin Dir
  • BALFOUR, Andrew bookseller Edinburgh
    House - 2 Buccleuch Place 1809-10
    Edin Dir
  • BALFOUR, Andrew printer Edinburgh
    Balfour, Kirkwood and Co Merchant Court, Cowgate 1810
    Andrew Balfour same address 1811-20
    [Andrew] Balfour and [James] Clarke [56] same address 1821-23
    Andrew Balfour same address 1824-27
    36 Niddry Street 1828-35
    [Andrew] Balfour & Jack same address 1836-43
    Number from Clarke entry 1821. Of Balfour & Jack 1838 .
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • BALFOUR, Elphinston [Elphinstoun, Elphingstone] bookseller Edinburgh
    At shop of John Balfour 1773
    J. and E. Balfour, at the Cross 1782-86
    Elphingston Balfour, at the Cross, North side 1788-90
    Opposite the Cross Well, North side 1793-95
    Opposite the Cross Well, North side and 41 South Bridge 1796
    41 South Bridge 1797
    Adam's Square 1799-1807
    9 Buccleuch Place 1808-10
    11 Buccleuch Place 1811-12
    63 Frederick Street 1813
    6 Union Street 1814-16
    Dalry Lane 1817-22
    31 Gilmore Place 1823-28
    66 Causewayside 1829
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 1 January 1784. Married Miss Margaret daughter of Mr Alexander Bruce merchant 19 August 1784. Bookseller to the Prince of Wales 1785. Apprentice: William Murray, Burgess May 1797; apprentice the same day. Robert Watt, a vintner, who was hanged for treason 1794, was for a time shopman to Mr E. Balfour at the Journal Office, according to Kay.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; Kay; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • BALFOUR, John bookseller, printer, auctioneer and papermaker Edinburgh
    booksellers Gavin Hamilton & John Balfour 1739-64
    Opposite Parliament Close 1741-9
    Opposite the Cross Well 1751-64
    John Balfour same address 1764-70
    Head of Anchor Close 1771-73
    North side of the Cross 1774-78
    John Balfour & Co same address 1777-82
    Fisher Close 1782
    John & Elphinstone Balfour at the Cross 1781-86
    Elphingston Balfour at the Cross 1788
    printers Hamilton. Balfour & Neill, College 1749-63
    Balfour, Auld & Smellie same address 1767-70
    Balfour and Smellie same address 1771-89
    Morocco's Close Lawnmarket 1767-1771
    Foot of Anchor Close opposite to the Cross Well 1771-1789
    auctioneer Gavin Hamilton & John Balfour Auction House in East wing of New Exchange 1760-3
    Earlier the Auction House was in Writers Court
    papermakers Gavin Hamilton & John Balfour Bogshill Paper Mill, Colinton 1755-62
    Gavin Hamilton same address 1762-66
    Dr Robert Hamilton same address 1767-74
    John Balfour same address 1774-1813
    and Kate's Mill, Colinton 1783-1825
    tea warehouse Foot of the West Bow 1782
    paper warehouse John Balfour and Sons foot of the West Bow 1784
    Tea and paper warehouse foot of West Bow 1785
    & Son Cowgate Head 1790
    Foot of the West Bow 1793-99
    & Co same address 1800-03
    & Sons same address 1804-07
    & Co merchants Opposite the Cross South side 1808-11
    paper warehouse 429 High Street 1812-21
    Old Stamp Office Close 221 High Street 1822-27
    Born 1715, died 1795; Married Helen Balfour 24 March 1732; Married Mrs Catherine Cant, daughter of the late Ludovick Cant of Thurstone 4 January 1747; Gavin Hamilton & John Balfour were made Printers to the University of Edinburgh 15 May 1754. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 7 February 1776. The National Library of Scotland has a catalogue dated 1764 and catalogues of John Balfour & Co dated 1779 and 1780; The partnership between Hamilton and Balfour was dissolved in 1762, but Balfour traded under the name until 1764; From 1762 to 1774 the papermill at Bogshill was owned by Gavin Hamilton and his son Dr Robert Hamilton. Notice of move from Morocco's Close in Edinburgh Evening Courant 16 November 1771; Balfour & Smellie appear in imprint of some Edinburgh University theses after Balfour's death.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinMarr; Edin Dir; Warren McDougall. Gavin Hamilton, John Balfour and Patrick Neill: a study of publishing in Edinburgh in the Eighteenth Century. Edinburgh University Ph.D. Thesis, 1974; Thomson; Waterston 2; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • BALFOUR, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Fisher's Close 1782-3
    John Balfour junior bookseller married Miss Peggy Grieve daughter of Mr Grieve at Bransholm Park 22 December 1783. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 20 August 1784.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinMarr; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • BALFOUR, Walter apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1754
    Walter Balfour apprenticed to Hamilton and Balfour booksellers Edinburgh 1754
  • BALLANTYNE [John A.] & HUGHES [John] printers Edinburgh
    Paul's Work 1839-47
    of Johnstone, Ballantyne & Co 104 High Street 1848-49
    J.A. Ballantyne 9 North Bank Street 1850
    printer and stereotyper counting house 9 North Bank Street, printing office Paul's Work 1851
    Paul's Work 1852-54
    Ballantyne & Co Paul's Work 1855-64
    Ballantyne, Roberts & Co same address 1865-66
    Ballantyne & Co same address 1867-79
    Ballantyne, Hanson & Co same address 1880-20th Century
    John S. Robert 1865.
    Edin Dir
  • BALLANTYNE, Alexander newspaper printer Kelso
    Kelso Mail Bridge-street 1820
    Agent for Sun Fire Office.
    Pigot 1820
  • BALLANTYNE, George, younger of Waterhaughs bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1776
    Will of Alleta M'Leod wife registered 11 June 1776.
  • BALLANTYNE, James printer Kelso and Edinburgh
    Mail Office Bridge Street Kelso 1797-1802
    Border Press, Holyrood House 1802-03
    Foulis Close Edinburgh 1804-05
    Ballantyne & Co, Paul's Work, North back of the Canongate 1806-30
    and lithographers same address 1831-39
    [John A.] Ballantyne & [John] Hughes same address 1839-45
    same address and 3 Thistle St 1846-47
    John A. Ballantyne of Johnstone, Ballantyne & Co 104 High Street 1848-49
    John A. Ballantyne 9 North Bank Street 1850-51
    Paul's Work 1851-54
    Ballantyne & Co same address 1855-64
    [John A.] Ballantyne [John S.] Roberts & Co same address 1865-66
    Ballantyne & Co same address 1867-79
    Ballantyne. Hanson & Co same address 1880-20th Century
    (1772-1833) Son of a general merchant at Kelso, he was born there in 1772, and was at school there with Sir Walter Scott. Before entering an apprenticeship with a solicitor in Kelso, he passed the winter of 1786-87 at Edinburgh University. In 1795 he started in business as a solicitor at Kelso, and also undertook the printing and editing of a newspaper, the Kelso Mail. He printed in 1799 Scott's Apologies for some tales of terror, and the author was so pleased with the beauty of his printing that he asked him toprint The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, the first volume of which came out in January 1802. On Scott's suggestion he came to Edinburgh later in that year and set up his press in the precincts of Holyrood House with a loan from Scott of £500. In 1805 the capital at Ballanytne's command was too little to enable him to undertake all the work that he was offered and Scott advanced a further £500 and became a third sharer in the business. In 1808 John Ballantyne & Co booksellers was launched, superintended by James's younger brother John. Scott put up half the capital and the brothers, James and John a quarter each. The publishing side of the business was a miserable failure, and was soon discontinued, but James's printing firm was a great success, because of the fine quality of the workmanship and Scott's patronage as an author. In 1816 James Ballantyne married Miss Hogarth, sister of George Hogart, author of the History of Music. In 1817 both brothers became involved in the Weekly Journal. In 1826 the firm became involved in Constable's bankruptcy. Afterwards James was employed by the trustees for the creditors, at a moderate wage, to edit the Weekly Journal, and in the literarry management of the printing-house. He died on the 17 January 1833 Timperley p.928. Alexander and James listed as of Ballantyne & Co 1827-31; and Alexander in 1835. The overseer in 1832 was Daniel M'Corkindale Gray's Dir 1832. Also Stereotype printer 1851-; Specimens of type 1862 in NLS; Bookbinders also from 1880. 'Their small-scale use of lithography was known only from the narrative of their employee, Colin Ross'. Schenck.
    DNB; NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Constable; John Gibson Lockhart. Life of Sir Walter Scott. Edinburgh, 1836-38; Refutation of the misstatements and calumnies contained in Mr Lockhart's Life of Sir Walter Scott respecting the Messrs Ballantyne. Edinburgh, 1838; The Ballantyne Humbug Handled by the author of the Life of Sir Walter Scott. Edinburgh, 1839; Reply to Mr Lockhart's pamphlet called The Ballantyne Humbug handled. Edinburgh, 1839; History of the Ballantyne Press. Edinburgh. 1862; The Ballantyne Press & its founders. Edinburgh, 1909; Schenck
  • BALLANTYNE, James & Co newspaper publisher Edinburgh
    Edinburgh Journal 251 High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • BALLANTYNE, James & Co printer Edinburgh
    McDowall Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • BALLANTYNE, John, junior printer Edinburgh
    1 New Street 1806
    house - Foulis Close 1807-08
    Edin Dir
  • BALLANTYNE, John and Company bookseller Edinburgh
    48 South Hanover Street 1808-10
    6 Hanover Street 1811-12
    John Ballantyne salerooms 4 Prince [sic] Street 1814-15
    6 Hanover Street 1816
    4 Hanover Street 1817-19
    Waterloo Place 1820
    John Ballantyne was the younger brother of Sir Walter Scott's schoolfellow and printer, James Ballantyne, and was born in Kelso in 1774. After spending a short time in the banking house of Messrs Curries in London, he returned to Kelso in 1795 and became a partner in his father's business as general merchant. The partnership was broken up on his marriage in 1797, and part of the business was assigned him. He got into money difficulties, and having disposed of his goods to pay his debts, he went to Edinburgh in January 1806, as a clerk in his brother's printing business. In 1808 John Ballantyne & Co booksellers was launched, with John as manager at a salary of £300 a year, and one fourth of the profits. Sir Walter Scott put up half the capital and the brothers, James and John a quarter each. The publishing side of the business was a miserable failure, and was soon discontinued, but the bookselling firm continued until 1820, though largely propped up at Scott's insistence by Constable & Co. In 1813 Ballantyne became also an auctioneer of books and art, an occupation for which by temperament he was well suited. He died on the 16 June 1821.
    DNB; Constable; John Gibson Lockhart. Life of Sir Walter Scott. Edinburgh, 1836-38; Refutation of the misstatements and calumnies contained in Mr Lockhart's Life of Sir Walter Scott respecting the Messrs Ballantyne. Edinburgh, 1838; The Ballantyne Humbug Handled by the author of the Life of Sir Walter Scott. Edinburgh, 1839; Reply to Mr Lockhart's pamphlet called The Ballantyne Humbug handled. Edinburgh, 1839; Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; Timperley p.882
  • BALLANTYNE, John printer Edinburgh
    5 Terrace 1812-13
    179 Canongate 1814-15
    Edin Dir
  • BALLANTYNE, John stationer Leith
    49 Bernard Street 1833-34
    bookseller and stationer same address 1835-62
    and bookbinder Gray 1833.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BALLANTYNE, John A. printer Edinburgh
    of Ballantyne and Hughes 6 Randolph Cliff 1839-42
    8 Picardy Place 1843-45
    24 Broughton Place 1846-47
    of Johnstone Ballantyne & Co 104 High Street 1848-49
    9 North Bank Street 1850
    printer and stereotyper counting house 9 North Bank Street, printing office Paul's Work 1851
    Paul's Work 1852-54
    Ballantyne & Co Paul's Work 1855-64
    [John A.] Ballantyne & [John S.] Roberts same address 1865-66
    Ballantyne & Co same address 1867-79
    Ballantyne, Hanson & Co same address 1880-20th Century
    Edin Dir
  • BALLANTINE, Walter Esq of Shirva lithographer Edinburgh
    [John] Robertson & [Walter] Ballantine 20 Greenside Place 1823-24
    18 Greenside Place - house 11 Leopold Place 1825-26
    same address and 20 Claremont Crescent 1827
    Walter Ballantine lithographic establishment 18 Greenside Place 1828
    14 Leith Street Terrace 1829-33
    Premises taken over by William Smith junior in 1834.
    Schenck; Edin Dir
  • BALMAIN and HALYBURTON black borderers and marblers Edinburgh
    132 High Street 1848
    50 High Street 1849
    Edin Dir
  • BALMAIN, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1693
    Buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 11 April 1693.
  • BALMAIN, John bookseller and bookbinder Perth
    78 St John Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • BALMANIE, James journeyman printer Edinburgh
    of The Heirs of Andrew Anderson 1678
    Petitioned the Privy Council to claim exemption from watching and warding as an employee of the King's Printer.
    Register of the Privy Council of Scotland Ser. 3 v. 441.
  • BANKHEAD, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1719
    Married Jean Ramsay, widow of John Corsbie, portioner of Preston Pans 11 September 1719.
  • BANKHEAD, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1719
  • BANKIER, J. G. bookseller stationer and librarian Greenock
    12 Hamilton Street 1845
    Thomas Campbell carried on the same trades at the same address in 1836.
    Greenock 1845
  • BANKS, A. false imprint Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1706
    from imprint of A list of the nobility and gentry for and against the Union. Edinburgh, 1706.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BANKS, Abel papermaker Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1660
    Married Margaret Young 13 September 1660.
  • BANKS, Alexander bookbinder Edinburgh
    7 East Richmond Street 1808
    9 East Richmond Street 1809-10
    4 North Richmond Street 1811-14
    6 North Richmond Street 1815-16
    134 High Street 1817-23
    and stationer 37 North Bridge 1824-30
    Alexander Banks and Son same address 1831
    Alexander Banks same address 1832-45
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • BANKS, Alexander, junior bookbinder Edinburgh
    5 North Bridge 1833-45
    and stationer same address 1846-49
    9 North Bridge 1850
    29 North Bridge 1851-60
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BANKS, Charles bookseller Stirling
    Stirling 1767
    Took in subscriptions for Matthew Henry's. Exposition of the Old and New Testament. Edinburgh Evening Courant 6 April 1767.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BANKS, George bookseller and stationer Pittenweem
    High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • BANKS, Henry bookbinder Edinburgh
    2 Victoria Street 1840
    and stationer same address 1841-42
    Edin Dir
  • BANKS, James Haldane bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    27 Hanover Street 1831-32
    J.H. Banks & Co 51 Hanover Street 1833-34
    J.H. Banks 30 South Hanover Street 1835-41
    In 'Names too late for insertion' Edin Dir 1835.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BANKS, John die and stamp cutter Edinburgh
    263 High Street 1832
    13 North Bridge 1833-36
    10 Hunter Square 1837-40
    8 North Bridge 1841-42
    98 South Bridge 1843-44
    59 South Bridge 1845-73
    Edin Dir
  • BANKS, Peter bookbinder Edinburgh
    Canongate 1799
    Married Helen daughter of John Rose wright in Edinburgh 27 March 1799.
  • BANKS, Robert bookseller Stirling
    Stirling 1752-1779
    Robert Banks, son of Robert Banks apprenticed to James Jaffrey bookbinder Stirling 27 January 1742. Appears in newspaper advts as selling books and periodicals.
    NLS Impr Ind; Maxted
  • BANKS, William engraver and copperplate printer Edinburgh
    of W.H. Lizars 3 St James Square - house 2 Windsor Street 1836-40
    of W.H. Lizars 13 St James Square 1841-51
    William Banks engraver, printer and lithographer 26 Waterloo Place 1852-57
    William Banks & Son same address 1858-63
    Banks & Co same address 1864-68
    10 North St David's Street 1869-83
    Grange Printing Works, 92 Causewayside and 10 North St David Street 1876-83
    12 George Street 1884-20th Century
    and Grange Printing Works, Causewayside 1876-20th Century
    Son of Alexander Banks, bookbinder. Probably apprenticed to W.H. Lizars, whose manager he was 1824-52. Died 3 January 1866
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Schenck ; J.S. Buist 'In Pursuit of Mr Banks' Scots Magazine May 1976 183-88; Johnst3
  • BANNANTYNE, Robert librarian and bookseller Glasgow
    30 Canning Street, Calton 1844-47
    Glas Dir
  • BANNANTYNE, Thomas one of his Majesty's servants Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1634
    The order of Gustavus Adolphus his burial [by] W.B. [i.e. Walter Bellenden] Edinburgh printed by J. Wreittoun at the expenses of T. B[annantyne?] 1634. [STC 12534.6?] a single-sheet item partly in verse.
    STC; EBS.ii,96;101 (1941)
  • BANNERMAN, Alexander bookbinder Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1783-94
  • BANNERMAN, William running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1763-71
    Married Isobel daughter to William Dick cowfeeder at Hermons, St Jermino 29 May 1763. Married Margaret daughter to William Ross stationer 14 July 1771.
  • BAPTIE, John circulating library Edinburgh
    10 Wellington Street 1832
    12 Wellington Street Gray 1833
    bookseller 12 Earl Grey Street 1833
    circulating library same address 1834-39
    house factor same address 1840-41
    12 Earl Grey Street 1842
    13 Earl Grey Street 1843
    house factor, wright and undertaker Riego Street - house 13 Earl Grey Street 1844
    carpenter and house agent 13 Earl Grey Street 1845
    30 Earl Grey Street 1846-63
    Mrs Baptie same address 1864
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BAPTY, Adam bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1770
    Alexander Shields' A serious enquiry reprinted for him in 1770.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BARBER, Edward bookseller Edinburgh
    15 South College Street 1846
    Edin Dir
  • BARBER, Robert music and musical instrument seller and stationer Aberdeen
    Queen Street 1779-80
    Gave up stationery business to become music teacher.
  • BARBISERI, Matthew chemist and stationer Inverkeithing
    Inverkeithing 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BARCLAY, James apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1690
    Son to Alexander Barclay farmer at Cleish apprenticed to George Mosman bookbinder Burgess 10 December 1690.
  • BARCLAY, John circulating library Edinburgh
    44 Home Street 1832
    bookseller, stationer and librarian same address 1833-35
    Edin Dir
  • BARCLAY, T. printer Edinburgh
    Chronicle Office 19 James Square 1833
    Johnstone's same address 1834
    Chronicle Office Gray 1833; Johnstone's Gray 1834
    Edin Dir
  • BARCLAY, William die and stamp cutter and seal engraver Glasgow
    22 Argyll Street 1849
    Advertised in the Glasgow Directory 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BARCLEY, Andrew chapman Tarves
    Tarves 1758
    William Geddes's. Saint's recreation. 3rd ed. Glasgow. 1758 was printed for him. A list of subscribers is included.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BARKER, S.D. journeyman printer Edinburgh
    C. Stewart's printing-house 1808
    To the public. The Journeymen in Mr Stewart's Printing Office feel themself under the necessity of replying to the following paragraph, page 17, of Mr Roberton's last defence.
  • BARLAS, Robert newspaper office Edinburgh
    no trade 51 Hope Park End 1824
    Chronicle Office - 51 Sciennes New Dir 1824
    Weekly Chronicle Office 297 High street 1825-27
    Esq 18 Gilmore Place 1828-29
    Esq 30 Gilmore Place 1830-40
    Esq 18 Gilmore Place 1841-44
    land valuator same address 1845-53
    34 Gilmore Place 1854
    20 Gilmore Place 1855-58
    80 Gilmore Place 1859-65
    Edin Dir
  • BARNES, James publisher, bookseller and newpaper agent Glasgow
    39 High Street 1840
    Glas Dir

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