Barnet, J - Bible Society

  • BARNET, J. & A. bookseller Dundee
    104 Scouringburn 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BARNET, James and FERGUSON, John papermakers Auchterarder
    James Barnet of Castlemains and John Ferguson of Shinafoot Waulkmiln 1775
    Mill No 2. Wrote to Commissioners of the Annexed Estates on 16 December 1775 to say that they had recently put up a papermill. They were having cash flow problems. Barnet was probably the landowner and Ferguson the millwright.
    Ewen Jardine. 'The history of paper mills in Central Scotland'. IPH Yearbook vol.7 1988 81-93
  • BARNETT, George bookseller, printer & newspaper publisher Kinross
    Kinross 1852
    Printer & publisher of Kinrossshire Monthly Advertiser
    Slater 1852
  • BARR, John engraver, lithographer, and printer Glasgow
    148 Trongate 1841-42
    7 Argyle Street 1843-49
    [John] Barr & [Thomas] Robin same address 1850-51
    Barr & Co 40 North Frederick Street 1850-51
    John Barr engraver 41 Howard Street 1864-65
    and lithographer 3 Enoch Street 1866
    Schenck; Glas Dir
  • BARR, Robert bookseller Greenock
    Greenock 1793-1800
    Appears in newspaper advertisements as selling periodicals and books 26 February 1793 to 20 June 1800.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BARR, Thomas engraver and lithographer Glasgow
    18 Glassford Street 1849
    Schenck; Glas Dir
  • BARRIE, Alexander schoolmaster Edinburgh
    Writers Court 1788-97
    Appears in the imprints of a number of works on the teaching of English.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BARRIE, John bookseller Cambusnethan
    Cambusnethan 1731
    Sold John Flavel. The whole works. Edinburgh 1731.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BARRIE [BARRY], John bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1736
    above the Cross 1745-1761
    Glasgow 1762-1773
    Bought books from Ruddiman 1 Jan and 20 May 1736. Will registered 6 November 1760. Thomas Becket of London sued him for selling a pirated edition of Sterne's Works in 1773. Two men of the same name?
    NLS Impr Ind; GlasTest; McDougall. Smugglers
  • BARRIE, William subscription library Denholm
    Denholm 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BARRON [BARROW], Robert bookseller Wick
    High Street 1810-25
    Barrow in Mowat, Barron in Pigot
    Pigot 1825; John Mowat 'Books and Printing in Caithness' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society vi 84-94 (1920)
  • BARROWS & YOUNG booksellers Edinburgh
    A Edimbourg Chez Barrows & Young 1745
    Memoirs de Melvil. and Lettres de Marie Stuart have the false imprint A Edimbourg. chez Barrows & Young, 1745. A false imprint
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BARRY [BARRIE], John bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1736
    above the Cross 1745-1761
    Glasgow 1762-1773
    Bought books from Ruddiman 1 Jan and 20 May 1736. Will registered 6 November 1760. Thomas Becket of London sued him for selling a pirated edition of Sterne's Works in 1773. Two men of the same name?
    NLS Impr Ind; GlasTest; McDougall. Smugglers
  • BARTH, Benjamin copperplate printer Edinburgh
    Canongate 1799
    Married Mary daughter of Peter Elder shoemaker in Rose Street New Edinburgh 13 May 1799.
    CanonMarr
  • BARTHOLOMEW, George engraver and copperplate printer Edinburgh
    East Richmond Street 1806-07
    10 East Richmond Street 1808-10
    33 East Richmond Street 1812-15
    2 James-place 1820
    6 Leopold Place 1823-42
    1 Gayfield Place 1843-47
    3 Gayfield Place 1848-51
    20 Haddington Place 1852-63
    6 Elm Row 1864-67
    6 Salisbury Place 1868
    no trade same address 1869-71
    Born 9 January 1784 in Dunfermline. Apprenticed to W. & D. Lizars in 1797. Married Ann McGregor, from Gladsmuir. Died 23 October1871. Edin Dir 1811 33 New Street.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1821; 1825; 1837; Leslie Gardiner. Bartholomew, 150 years. Edinburgh, 1976; John Bartholomew. 'The house of Bartholomew--mapmakers.' Univ. Edinb. J., June 1998, XXXVIII, no. 3, 169-173; Johnst3
  • BARTHOLOMEW, John engraver Edinburgh
    4 East St James Street 1830-37
    21 Broughton Street 1838-45
    13 Union Street 1846-54
    and geographical draughtsman 59 York Place 1855-57
    59 York Place and 41/2 York Place 1858
    4A North Bridge 1859
    John Bartholomew & Son 4A North Bridge 1860-62
    John Bartholomew same address 1863-68
    17 Brown Square, Chambers Street 1869-78
    31 Chambers Street 1879-88
    John Bartholomew & Co Park Road, Dalkeith Road 1889-20th Century
    (1805-1861); Son of George Bartholomew, engraver, Edinburgh. Completed his apprenticeship in 1826, in which year he engraved the map of Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Directory and other maps all for W. & D. Lizars, and in 1827 for John Lothian's County Atlas of Scotland. He died 9 April 1861
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Schenck; Leslie Gardiner. Bartholomew, 150 years. Edinburgh, 1976.
    John Bartholomew. 'The house of Bartholomew--mapmakers.' Univ. Edinb. J., June 1998, XXXVIII, no. 3, 169-173; Johnst3
  • BARTILMO, Robert apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1609
    Son of Robert Bartilmo of Dumbarton apprenticed with Andro Hart printer 1 February 1609.
    EdinPren
  • BARTLOW, James stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1694
    Servant to George Mosman Stationer buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 13 August 1694.
    GreyBuri
  • BARTON, John stationer and tea dealer Glasgow
    82 Great Hamilton Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BARTRAM, Alexander apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1698
    Son to Alexander Bartram of Nisbet apprenticed to John Vallange bookseller Burgess 8 April 1698.
    EdinPren
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    BASKETT, John Printer to the King Edinburgh
    Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty 1725
    & Co 1726-29
    Assigns of 1753-56
    (d.1742) The English printer and monopolist. Nothing is known of his antecedents. He is first heard of purchasing the patent of King's Printer for Bible printing from the executors of Thomas Newcombe in 1709. In 1711 Baskett acquired a third part of the patent as King's Printer in Scotland with Robert Freebairn and James Watson. In 1716 he joined with the Heirs of A. Anderson in obtaining a fresh patent. This patent was disputed by John Watson. He did nothing further until 1725 except to prosecute Henry Parsons, an English bookseller, in 1718, for selling Scottish Bibles in England. In 1725 he set up a printing-house in Edinburgh where he printed Bibles until 1729. He died on 22 June 1722, leaving three sons, Thomas, Robert and John.
    NLS Impr Ind; DNB; Plomer; James Watson against Baskett, and others. The Respondent's Case [Edinburgh, 1716?]; A previous view of the case between John Baskett Esq; one of His Majesty's Printers plaintiff, and Henry Parsons stationer. Edinburgh, printed by James Watson, one of His Majesty's Printers. 1720.
  • BASSANDYNE [BASSINDENE], Thomas, printer, bookseller and bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1564-71
    In the Nether Bow on the south side of the gait 1572-78
    Said to have worked in Paris & Leyden; John Scot's "irns" given him by Town Council March 1564; In 1568 the General Assembly enjoined him to call in two books printed by him, The fall of the Roman Kirk, where the King is called 'the supreme head of the primitive kirk' and 'a Psalme Booke with a bawdy song 'Welcome Fortune'&c. printed at the end of it'. Scot probably printed for him until 1571-2; Undertook Bible with Arbuthnet 1574-5 (contracts in SRO between Bassandyne and Alexander Arbuthet SRO CC8/2/8 and between Bassandyne and Salomon Kirkemar Dutchman CC/2/8. Information from Dr John Durkan); "mentioned as a bookbinder by McKerrow (Dictionary) and in PCR Vol.2, 583, where Alexander Arbuthnott, printer complains of his tardiness. In the inventory of Bassandyne's goods are several items reflecting this aspect of his work." Died 18 October 1577; his widow Catherine Norwell, may have been responsible for the the one item printed in his name in 1578. She later married Robert Smyth bookseller; one child Aleson; Will of Thomas Bassindene printer Burgess in Edinburgh registered 6 February 1580; Inventory Bann.Misc.ii.191.
    Aldis 1904; DNB; STC; Dickson & Edmond 273; EBS.i.15.17.22.; Mitchell; EdinTest;
    W. T. Dobson. History of the Bassandyne Bible. 1887.
  • BATCHAN, Peter bookseller Fraserburgh
    Fishcross Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BATES, Francis bookseller & circulating library Girvan
    Dalrymple Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BATHGATE, James bookseller Edinburgh
    22 College Street 1804-09
    1 College Street 1810-15
    3 College Street 1816
    Edin Dir
  • BAUER, John, FERGUSON, Archibald, and HUIE, James typefounders Edinburgh
    Callender House, 67 Canongate 1846-47
    Became Ferguson Bros in 1848.
    Edin Dir
  • BAUER, John Christian punch cutter Edinburgh
    11 Duncan Street 1844
    typefounder same address 1845
    John Bauer, Archibald Ferguson, and James Huie typefounders Callender House, 67 Canongate 1846-47
    Names too late to be inserted in the proper places Edin Dir 1844. Firm became Ferguson Bros in 1848. Johann Christian Bauer, the second son of Johann Valentin Bauer, a tool-cutter, and Katharina Meyer, was born in Hanau on 15 November 1802. Married in 1833 Amalia Kretzchner. He came to Edinburgh, at the beginning of 1839, to work for A. & P. Wilson. In 1845 he left that firm and set up in partnership with Archibald Ferguson and James Huie, returning home to Germany in 1847 and setting up the celebrated Bauersche Giesserei. He died on 5 May 1867.
    Edin Dir; Werden und Wachsen: einer deutschen Schriftgiesserei. Zum hundertjährigen Bestehen der Bauerschen Giesserei. Frankfurt a. M. 1837.1937. [Frankfurt] 1937. Neue Deutsche Biographie; Duncan Glen. Printing Type Designs: a new History from Gutenberg to 2000. Kirkcaldy, 2001.
  • BAXTER, Campbell printer Edinburgh
    painter 42 High Street 1813-22
    108 High Street 1823
    printer same address 1824
    Edin Dir
  • BAXTER, Campbell printer Edinburgh
    5 West Arthur Street 1834-36
    West Arthur Street 1837
    2 Salisbury Street 1837-38
    John Baxter same address 1839-41
    2 Salisbury Square 1842
    97 Causeyside 1843-45
    Gray 1834; 1835; 1836; 1837; Edin Dir
  • BAXTER, Daniel bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1744-49
    Saltmercat 1749-52
    Glasgow 1753-83
    Burgess and Guild Brother of Glasgow 5 March 1747 as eldest son of David Baxter binder. Died 16 December 1784. Apprentices: Robert Turnbull, son of Matthew Turnbull, apprenticed to Daniel Baxter bookbinder Glasgow 1744; William Walker apprenticed to Daniel Baxter bookbinder Glasgow 1753; James Duncan apprenticed to Daniel Baxter bookbinder Glasgow 1753
    GlasBurg; Glas Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Maxted
  • BAXTER, David bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1721- before 1747
    Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to deceased John Baxter maltman 3 August 1721. 'Deceased' before 1747 when Daniel Baxter bookseller was made Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to deceased David Baxter bookbinder 5 March 1747.
    GlasBurg
  • BAXTER, George second-hand bookseller Aberdeen
    4 Porthill 1824
    3 and 4 Porthill 1825
    Aberdeen 1826-41
    Beavan
  • BAXTER, J. journeyman compositor Edinburgh
    Courant Printing Office 1838
    Preses of the Edinburgh Compositors Society 1838
    Edin Dir
  • BAXTER, John printer Edinburgh
    Campbell Baxter 2 Salisbury Street 1837-38
    John Baxter same address 1839-41
    2 Salisbury Square 1842
    97 Causeyside 1843-45
    Edin Dir
  • BAXTER, John Handyside bookseller Dundee
    24 Murraygate 1818-22
    Murraygate 1824
    23 Murraygate 1825
    41 Murraygate, house 4 Cowgate 1829
    43 Murraygate 1837
    99 Murraygate 1846-52
    Dundee 1818; 1824; 1829; 1846; Dundee Delin; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Slater 1852
  • BAXTER, Robert printer Edinburgh
    6 St Patrick Square New Dir 1824
    Edin Dir
  • BAXTER, William librarian Edinburgh
    Edinburgh Subscription Library, 39 South Bridge 1824-38
    4 St Andrew's Square 1839
    24 George Street 1840
    2 St Andrew Square 1841-42
    39 South Bridge 1843
    24 George Street 1844-46
    Under Subscription Library Edin Dir 1831-37
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • BAXTER, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    39 South Bridge 1835-42
    librarian same address 1843
    Gray 1835; Edin Dir
  • BAYNE & Co booksellers Edinburgh
    8 East Register Street 1823
    Edin Dir
  • BAYNE & CHRISTIE printers Arbroath
    15 Horner's Wynd 1846
    Angus 1846
  • BAYNE, Alexander & Co paper and rag merchants Glasgow
    19 Bell Street 1840-44
    paper, cotton and flax waste, and rag merchants same address 1847
    James Bayne same address 1849
    Glas Dir
  • 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:-

    PRINTING TYPES AND PRINTING INK

    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)

  • BAYNES [BAYNE], Henry Samuel bookseller, publisher and stationer Edinburgh
    no trade 21 Gayfield Square 1823
    15 Union Place and 17 Picardy Place 1824
    26 George Street 1825-26
    bookseller 8 West Register Street 1830
    Engraved and printed advertisement in Edin Dir 1824, with Catalogue of The Edinburgh Sacred Classics. Christian name from New Dir 1824, which gives his address as 21 Gayfield Square, probably his house address, and H.S. Baynes bookseller as 17 Picardy Place - house 15 south Union Place. It seems clear from the advertisement that both these are business addresses. He was editor of The Olive Branch. Edinburgh, 1830 and author of The Church at Philippi. London, 1834; The Witnesses in sackcloth; or a descriptive account of the attack made upon the reformed churches of France in the seventeenth century. By a descendant of a refugee. London, 1852; The evangelist of the desert: life of Claude Brouson. London, 1853 Horae Lucanae; a biography of St Luke. London, 1870.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825.
  • BAYNE, James papermaker Currie
    Balerno Paper Manufactory, Townhead Mill 1833-35
    John and Thomas Craig were at the Balerno Bank Mill in 1836; George Laing and Co had the Balerno Mill and M'Murray and Russell paper manufacturers had the Kenleith Mill.
    Edin Dir
  • BAYNE, James paper and rag warehouse Glasgow
    19 Bell Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BAYNE, James bookseller Perth
    210 High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BAYNE, John bookseller Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1816-17
    Aberdeen Journal 18 December 1816.
    Beavan
  • BAYNE [BAINE, BAIN], 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, Donsld, 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 gr.pr. and pic.Greek, and (we take no notice of title-letters) The Rom. and Ital. regulars beginning at gr.pr.-and 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.
  • BAYNE, W. bookseller Cupar in Fife
    Cupar in Fife 1813-19
    Information from Mr. W. T. Johnston
  • BAYNE, William printer Edinburgh
    James's Court Lawnmarket 1821-25
    7 James' Court 1826-28
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • BAYNES [BAYNE], Henry Samuel bookseller, publisher and stationer Edinburgh
    no trade 21 Gayfield Square 1823
    15 Union Place and 17 Picardy Place 1824
    26 George Street 1825-26
    bookseller 8 West Register Street 1830
    Engraved and printed advertisement in Edin Dir 1824, with Catalogue of The Edinburgh Sacred Classics. Christian name from New Dir 1824, which gives his address as 21 Gayfield Square, probably his house address, and H.S. Baynes bookseller as 17 Picardy Place - house 15 south Union Place. It seems clear from the advertisement that both these are business addresses. He was editor of The Olive Branch. Edinburgh, 1830 and author of The Church at Philippi. London, 1834; The Witnesses in sackcloth; or a descriptive account of the attack made upon the reformed churches of France in the seventeenth century. By a descendant of a refugee. London, 1852; The evangelist of the desert: life of Claude Brouson. London, 1853 Horae Lucanae; a biography of St Luke. London, 1870.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • BEAN, Andrew bookseller Stirling
    Bakers-wynd 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • BEAN, Thomas paper maker Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1796
    Married Barbara Donaldson daughter of - Donaldson labourer Pennycuik 22 April 1796.
    EdinMarr
  • BEATON, George bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1786
    Thomas Brook's The mute Christian. Glasgow, 1786 was printed for him.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BEATON, James newspaper editor Inverness
    Inverness 1815-16
    Edited The Inverness Journal for Lauchlan Mackintosh of Raigmore 1815-16. Noble says 1814.
    John Noble. Bibliography of Inverness Newspapers and Periodicals. Stirling, 1903; Wellington Directory of Scottish Newspapers and Periodicals 1800-1900.
  • BEATTIE, John bookseller Stonehaven
    Barclay-street 1820-52
    Agent for Eagle Fire Insurance 1820. Circulating library 1852
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Slater 1852
  • BECK, Alexander bookseller, stationer, and glazier Perth
    Perth 1731-49
    Alexander Beck, son of John Beck deceased, apprenticed to Francis Morison glazier and stationer Perth 1715. Married Eupham Grahame, daughter of late Robert Grahame, Town Clerk in Perth 30 September 1739.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinMarr; Maxted
  • BEE, George librarian Haddington
    Church Street 1852
    Librarian of Haddington Subscription Library, and of Gray's Library
    Slater 1852
  • BEECH, John engraver and copperplate printer Glasgow
    Old-wynd 1820
    92 New Wynd 1822-23
    10 New Wynd 1825
    36 New Wynd 1828
    13 Argyle Street 1835-40
    108 Argyll Street 1844
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Glas Dir
  • BEENS, F.L. publisher and printseller Edinburgh
    19 India Street 1828-29
    miniature painter same address 1830-37
    Edin Dir
  • BEGBIE [Robert] & LEE [James] engravers Edinburgh
    57 North Bridge 1842-45
    1 South St David Street 1846-47
    75 Princes Street 1848-57
    Lee's christian name Edin Dir 1844, Begbie's Edin Dir 1845. Heraldic and ornamental engravers Edin Dir 1846.
    Edin Dir
  • BEGBIE, Patrick engraver Edinburgh and London
    Blyth's Close, Castle Hill 1773-74
    London 1776
    Dukes Court, St Martin's Lane, London. 1777-80
    Bushnell says that he was in London from 1777-1780; married - Blair died 8 January 1820 at Tinian, Torry, near Dunfermline, Fife
    Edin Dir; Bush.2; Johnst3
  • BEGG, George merchant Montrose
    Montrose 1767
    Memoirs of the life of Simon Fraser Lord Lovat were printed for him at Edinburgh in 1767.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BEGG, James A. bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    32 Buchanan Street 1834-37
    35 Argyll Arcade 1840-50
    Apparently a pressman at the University Printing Office in Glasgow in 1825, when he was President of the Literary and Scientific Institution there. He was author of a number of religious tracts. The most substantial were A connected View of some of the Scriptural evidence of the Redeemer's speedy return, Paisley, 1829, which had reached a fourth edition in 1831, and Letters to a Minister of the Gospel, on his and other interpretations of the Saviours predictions of his return. Paisley 1831. His works were popular in the United States, and in 1850 he was advertising the publications of the American Sabbath Tract Society.
    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; Pigot 1837; Glas Dir
  • BEGG, William bookseller & druggist Golspie
    Golspie1852
    Slater 1852
    BEGGAN, Andrew printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1798
    Married Elizabeth daughter of deceased Hugh M'Intosh serjeant in the 32nd Regiment 4 October 1798.
    EdinMarr
  • BEIGLIE, Mrs bookseller Edinburgh
    In the Parliament Closs 1696
    Sold copies of John Holland's Short discourse Indian and African Company. Edinburgh. J. Reid. 1696.
    Aldis 1904
  • BELFORD, William newspaper publisher Perth
    Kirk Close 1852
    Publisher Perthshire Advertiser Perth
    Slater 1852
  • BELL printer Edinburgh
    at P. Morison's taylor James' Court 1778
    Edin Dir
  • BELL & Co lithographic and copperplate printers Edinburgh
    13 Shakspeare Square 1830
    1 West Register Street 1831-32
    [1] West Register Street 1833-34
    2 Gabriel's Road 1835-40
    25 St James Square 1841
    Not in Edin Dir 1840; Schenck believes him to be J. W. Bell.
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • BELL & SON printers Glasgow
    Trade's Land, at the Cross 1809
    Glas Dir
  • BELL [James] & BAIN [Andrew] printers Glasgow
    2 Royal Exchange Court, 85 Queen Street 1835
    and stereotype founders same address 1840
    15 St Enoch's Square and 145 Argyll Street 1844
    15 St Enoch's Square 1847-49
    Glas Dir
  • BELL, John and BRAIDFUTE [Bradfoot, Bradfute], John booksellers Edinburgh
    Alexander Kincaid & John Bell 1758-71
    John Bell, Addison's Head, Writers Court, 1st Entry above Exchange 1771-7
    Parliament Square 1778-88
    John Bell & Co, 1st door Scale stairs under piazzas. Parliament Square 1778-88
    [John] Bell and [John] Bradfute Parliament Close 1790-92
    32 Parliament Close 1793-1810
    6 Parliament Close 1811-25
    6 Bank Street 1826-30
    12 Bank Street 1831-1906
    2 and 4 St Giles Street 1908-date
    John Bradfute was the son of John Bradfute, Minister of Dunsyre and Margaret Bell sister of his partner John Bell, and was born 14 November 1763. John Bradfute, bookseller and stationer, Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to John Bell bookseller 10 September 1793. John Bell died 22 September 1806. Scots Magazine. Apprentices: William Blackwood, Burgess 5 March 1803; Samuel Aitken, Burgess 11 March 1811. Thirteen of the firm's ledgers for the period 1788-1818 were discovered, in 1996, in the remains of Allan's Close under City Chambers. They are now in Edinburgh City Archives Accession 352. Correspondence and other papers of the firm from 1771 to 1854 is on deposit in the National Library of Scotland Dep.317. 'The only house during my apprenticeship [1799-1804] that kept their accounts with accuracy was that of Bell and Bradfute, and they were looked upon by the others as disagreeable strict precisionists' Adam Black. Memoirs, edited by Alexander Nicolson. Edinburgh, 1885 p.20. The National Library of Scotland has Bell and Bradfute's Catalogues of Civil Law 1793, Science for 1793 and a General Catalogue for 1794.
    Fasti; NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Edinburgh Evening News 31 August 1996; NLS Dep.193, 317, Acc.8500, 10662; Inventories of Dep.317 and Acc.10662; Dep 317 9 boxes Box 1 1771-88 Letters mainly to John Bell Boxes 2-8 Correspondence 1789-1854 Box 9 Apprenticeship agreement and later partnership agreements with Samuel Aitken 1810-36; Acc.10622 Financial Papers Accounts and Receipts 1828,1831,1834,1837,1845; Correspondence 1778,1779,1783-55,July 1784, August 1785,1789-93, Feb 1795,Aug & Oct 1796,Oct 1799,Jan & March 1800, Feb & Apr 1801, Feb, May & Dec 1802, Feb 1808, Oct 1810, Jan, Aug & Nov 1814, Feb, Jul, Oct 1815, Aug 1819, Feb 1820, Jun 1824, Oct 1826, Jun 1829, Jan 1832, Dec 1833, Feb, Nov, Dec 1837, Jan 1844 and 4 composite bundles covering the period 1758-1846.
  • BELL [Archibald] & GUNN [John?] bookbinders Edinburgh
    Archibald Bell 12 South St David Street 1841-42
    Bell & Gunn 14 South St Davids Street 1843-45
    Archibald Bell 17 Rose Street 1846-52
    40 East Rose Street Lane 1853-66
    12 South St David Street 1867-73
    15 Elder Street 1874
    15 and 17 Elder Street 1875-80
    Edin Dir
  • BELL [John] and MURRAY [Robert] printers Edinburgh
    Merlin's Wynd 1776-84
    John Bell married Jean daughter of deceased - Ballantyne merchant in Peebles 2 April 1781. Will of John Bell printer registered 29 June 1784. Afterwards Gordon & Neill; amalgamated with Neill & Co 10 November 1784.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinMarr; EdinTest; Edin Dir
  • BELL, Adam printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1646-76
    Son of late Thomas Bell wheelwright of Edinburgh apprenticed with Gideon Lithgow printer 23 December 1646; married Rachel Horner 27 September 1672; Burgess & Guild Brother by right of wife Rachell daughter to John Horner Writer to the Signet deceased 29 March 1676.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr; EdinBurg
  • BELL, Andrew engraver and publisher Edinburgh
    Mary King's Close 1752
    & Co Parliament Close 1757-63
    South side of the Parliament Close Caledonian Mercury 4 June 1763
    Stamp Office Stairs. Parliament Close 1773-74
    Lauriston Lane 1777-1806
    Encyclopaedia Printing-Office, Fountainbridge 1807-08
    Born at Edinburgh 12 June 1726, son of John Bell and Margaret Sword; Apprenticed to Richard Cooper, engraver; Married Anne daughter to the deceased Joseph Wake, officer of Excise 20 June 1756. One of the original undertakers of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, on the death of the printer Colin McFarquhar, in 1793, he became the sole proprietor. He died at Lauriston Lane on the 10th June 1809 aged 83 Edinburgh Evening Courant 22 June 1809. Kay says he died on 10 May 1809. Apprentices: Hector Gavin 25 April 1782, Burgess 25 April 1782 apprentice same day; Daniel Lizars 12 September 1782.
    EdinMarr; NLS Impr Ind; DNB; Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Kay; Constable; Johnst3
  • BELL, Archibald bookbinder Edinburgh
    12 South St David Street 1841-42
    Bell & Gunn 14 South St David's Street 1843-45
    Archibald Bell 17 Rose Street 1846-52
    40 East Rose Street Lane 1853-66
    12 South St David Street 1867-73
    15 Elder Street 1874
    15 and 17 Elder Street 1875-80
    Edin Dir
  • BELL, David bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1752-64
    Married James daughter of deceased James Watt, stabler in Berwick 10 December 1752. David Bell bookseller married Margaret daughter to deceast James Wright mariner in Kirkcaldy 11 November 1759. David Bell bookbinder married Christian daughter to Walter Taylor, shipmaster in Queensferry 8 April 1764.
    EdinMarr
  • BELL, David bookbinder Edinburgh
    Potterow Well 1784
    Potterow 1786-90
    Will registered 6 June 1798.
    Edin Dir; EdinTest
  • BELL, David foreman to King's Stationery warehouse Edinburgh
    House Potter Row 1794-97
    Edin Dir
  • BELL, David bookseller Methven
    At his house in Lednock Methven 1731
    Sold Joseph Bell's Spring flowers or poems. Edinburgh, 1731: perhaps a relative rather than a bookseller.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BELL, George bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1716-37
    Left three hundred marks in the will of Agnes Campbell 27 March 1716; Will registered 27 April 1737.
    John Fairley. Agnes Campbell, Lady Roseburn. Aberdeen, 1925 p.42; EdinTest
  • BELL, J. bookseller Cupar in Fife
    Cupar in Fife 1746
    Took in subscriptions for The British Magazine. Edinburgh Evening Courant 2 October 1746.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BELL, J.W. lithography establishment Edinburgh
    4 Maryfield 1832
    Edin Dir
  • BELL, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1650-1676
    Son of Thomas Bell of Edinburgh apprenticed with Gawin Lithgow bookseller 23 January 1650; Burgess by right of wife Jonet daughter of Thomas Steven hatmaker deceased 26 January 1657; Married Janet Paule 16 June 1659; Son James 6 June 1662, children 15 September 1665, 2 January 1666, 21 June 1667, 5 April 1669, 22 March 1672 buried in Greyfriars Churchyard; Cautioner in confirmation of A. Anderson's will 1676. (Bann.Misc.ii.284); Apprentices: John Geddes 28 July 1658, Burgess 21 September 1664; Gideon Busbie 30 October 1672; James Bell 3 March 1675.
    Aldis 1904; EdinPren; EdinBurg; GreyBuri
  • BELL, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1675-81
    Son to James Bell of Leith apprenticed to James Bell bookbinder 3 March 1675; married Marjory Leslie 8 September 1681.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr
  • BELL, John apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1713
    John Bell, son of John Bell, apprenticed to John Moncur printer Edinburgh 1 September 1713.
    Maxted
  • BELL, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Alexander Kincaid & John Bell 1758-71
    John Bell, Addison's Head, Writers Court, 1st Entry above Exchange 1771-77
    John Bell & Co, 1st door Scale stairs under piazzas. Parliament Square 1778-88
    [John] Bell and [John] Bradfute [32] Parliament Close 1789-1810
    Near the Cross 1790
    14 Buccleuch Place [house address?] 1799-1803
    John Bell, son of John Bell, Minister of Gordon and Elizabeth Ewing was born 24 November 1735. He was apprenticed to Alexander Kincaid 20 November 1754, and became a Burgess and Guild Brother in right of his apprenticeship 13 January 1762. He succeeded Alexander Donaldson in partnership with Alexander Kincaid.in May 1758. Kincaid & Bell's partnership was dissolved Whitsun 1771 Edinburgh Evening Courant 27 February 1771; Kincaid then went into partnership with William Creech, John Bell continuing on his own. The reason for the break may have been Bell's dispute with Cadell over the reprinting of Ferguson's Essay on the History of Civil Society. Certainly Kincaid's old friend William Strachan, Cadell's partner, had been urging Kincaid to break with Bell for three years. James Dodsley sued Bell for selling a pirated edition of Chesterfield's Letters in 1774. Becket, Cadell and Strahan booksellers in London sued him in 1775 for selling a pirated edition of Sterne's Works. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 7 February 1776. In 1781 the London booksellers Strachan and Cadell, with the Edinburgh bookseller William Creech prosecuted him for selling a pirated edition of Dr Gregory's Fathers Legacy. In 1785, Bell and the London publisherGeorge Robinson scored a coup when they outbid Strachan and Cadell for the rights to publish Thomas Reid's Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man. In 1789 Bell took his nephew John Bradfute into the business as a partner. He was one of the original promoters [of the revival] of the Society of Booksellers in Edinburgh and Leith in 1792 and the first who filled the situation of praeses Timperley p.826. The National Library of Scotland has John Bell's Catalogues for 1778, 1782, and 1786; Scots Magazine; He died 22 September 1806 Apprentice: John Braidfute 10 September 1793. Most of the firm's ledgers for the period 1788-1818 were discovered, in 1996, in the remains of Allan's Close under City Chambers. They are now in Edinburgh City Archives Accession 352.
    Edin Pren;NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Edinburgh Evening News 31 August 1996; McDougall. Smugglers: Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • BELL, John land surveyor and engraver Edinburgh
    Chapel Street 1799-1802
    2 Chapel Street 1803
    Gib's Entry 1806-7
    4 Greenside Street 1809-10
    Edin Dir
  • BELL, John land surveyor and engraver Edinburgh
    Crichton Street 1797
    Chapel Street 1799-1802
    2 Chapel Street 1803-04
    Gib's Entry 1805-07
    4 Greenside Street 1808-10
    Edin Dir
  • BELL, John bookseller and bookbinder Linlithgow
    High-street 1820-25
    Pigot 1820; 1825
  • BELL, Joseph printer Edinburgh
    Craig's Close North side of the Street opposite to the Cross 1731
    Printed [his own?] Spring flowers or Poems. Edinburgh 1731.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BELL, Patrick bookseller Perth
    Perth 1731
    Sold Joseph Bell's Spring flowers or Poems. Edinburgh 1731: perhaps a relative rather than a bookseller.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BELL, Peter bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1787-90
    Took in subscriptions for Chronicle of Aberdeen 24 February 1787. Died 1 February 1790 Edinburgh Evening Courant 4 February 1790. Will of Peter Bell, pocketbook maker registered 13 August 1790.
    NLS Impr Ind; GlasTest
  • BELL, Robert Charles engraver Edinburgh
    Robert Bell 21 South College Street 1834
    13 Hill Place 1835-37
    3 Francis Place 1838-40
    Greenhill Bank 1841-42
    11 Keir Street 1843
    Robert C. Bell same address 1844-48
    Canning House, Causeway 1849
    3 Summerhall Place 1850-60
    2 Preston Terrace 1861-68
    4 East Preston Street 1869-72
    'picture engraver' 1835-36. Born 1806, apprenticed to John Beugo, engraver, and attended the classes of the Trustee's Academy, then under the direction of William Allan. His best-known work is the plates which he engraved for the Royal Scottish Academy. He died at Edinburgh 5 September 1872
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; DNB; Johnst3
  • BELL, Robert postmaster, stationer and tea dealer Dundee
    1 New Inn Entry 1829
    bookseller and newsagent New Inn Entry 1837
    Dundee 1829; Pigot 1837
  • BELL, William bookseller Duns
    Market Place 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BELL, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1720
    Married Elizabeth Robertson, daughter of the late Charles Robertson, writer 16 June 1720.
    EdinMarr
  • BELL, William land surveyor Edinburgh
    Jolly's Close, Castle Hill 1788
    Gavinloch's Land 1790
    Reid's Court, Canongate 1793-94
    engraver same address Williamson 1794
    optician, engraver and land surveyor Brodie's Land, Foot of Canongate 1797-1802
    Borthwick's Close 1803
    Edin Dir
  • BELL, William printer, newspaper printer, and bookseller Glasgow
    & Co Glasgow 1769
    William Bell 1781
    Gibson's Land 1783-87
    24 South-side of the Bridgegate 1788
    Top Gibson's Land Saltmarket 1788-96
    Glasgow 1797-1800
    Burgess & Guild Brother as son of Malcolm Bell Merchant of Glasgow 24 April 1777.
    NLS Impr Ind; Glas Dir; GlasBurg
  • BELLANGE, Adrien-Henry printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1720
    Married Mary Young, daughter of James Young, weaver in Lasswade 16 June 1720.
    EdinMarr
  • BEMFLEET, George seal engraver Edinburgh
    23 Leith Street 1796
    Edin Dir
  • BENNET, J. bookseller Perth
    Perth 1796-97
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BENNET, Peter bookseller Edinburgh
    3 South St James's Street 1800-1810
    11 South St James' Street 1811-20
    Edin Dir
  • BENNET, Samuel bookseller printer and newspaper publisher Dumbarton
    High Street 1852
    Publisher of the Dumbarton Herald
    Slater 1852
  • BENNETT, William printer and publisher Aberdeen
    49 Upperkirkgate 1835
    48 Queen Street 1840
    42 Castle Street 1841
    Aberdeen 1842-83
    Printer of The Aberdeen Advertiser, North Scottish Gazette and Aberdeen Constitutional.
    Beavan
  • BENNET, William bookseller Edinburgh
    3 St James's Street South side 1804
    Only in the Denovan directory. Probably a mistake for Peter Bennet.
    Edin Dir
  • BENNIE, James bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1637
    Married Catharine Mackmillen 5 January 1637.
    EdinMarr
  • BENTLEY, James bookseller Aberdeen
    Foot of the Lodge Walk 1775-76
    Beavan
  • BERNARD, George bookseller Kirkcaldy
    49 High Street to January 1836
    In January 1836 John Crawford bookseller in Auchtermuchty bought George Bernard's bookselling business and moved to Kirkcaldy.
    Campbell Kirkcaldy
  • BERRY [Walter] & DICKSON [James] wholesale stationers Edinburgh
    221 High Street 1814
    Berry and Dickinson same address 1815
    Milne Square 1816-17
    agents same address 1818-20
    Separate entry for James Dickson & Co wholesale stationer, and entry for house address for W. Berry Edin Dir1815.
    Edin Dir
  • BERRIE, Samuel papermaker Greenock
    Overton 1845
    Greenock 1845
  • BERRY, Walter bookseller, circulating library and wholesale stationer Edinburgh
    39 South Bridge West side 1792-96
    agent St Patrick's Square 1799
    President Stair Parliament Close 1800-02
    15 Drummond Street 1803
    paper ware house 9 Drummond Street 1804-06
    wholesale stationery warehouse 10 Nicolson Square 1807-10
    47 Nicolson Street 1811-13
    221 High Street 1814
    Berry and Dickson same address 1815
    Milne Square 1816-17
    agents same address 1818-20
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 17 December 1792. Imprisoned for publishing' with James Robertson, a seditious pamphlet The Political Progress of Britain 1792; Catalogue of French circulating library in the National Library of Scotland; bankrupt 1798. 'Walker' 1799; New publications ... to be had, Wholesale only, at Walter Berry's Juvenile Library Edinburgh Evening Courant 14 January 1809.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Indictment in NLS (L.C.1133(1); Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • BERRY, William seal engraver Edinburgh
    Canongate 1757
    Head of Niddry's Wynd 1776-82
    Edinburgh 1783
    Son of Archibald Berrie and Margaret Watson, christened in Musselburgh 12 July 1730; apprenticed to - Proctor; married Janet daughter to Andrew Anderson surgeon in Hermistone in the parish of Currie 16 April 1757. Died 3 June 1783 Edinburgh Evening Courant 11 June 1783.
    CanonMarr; NLS Impr Ind; Bush.2; Edin Dir; 'Hints respecting Mr William Berry, seal engraver in Edinburgh. With a portrait.' The Bee, 6.3.1793, XIV, 1-9, with frontispiece; Graham, John Keddie. 'William Berry. A genius and his conscience.' In: A stepson of Edinburgh and other papers. London, 1925 70-80; MacDiarmid, Hugh. 'The strange case of William Berry.' In: Scottish eccentrics. London, 1936 110-135; Johnst3
    .
    BERTIE, James apprentice compositor Edinburgh
    James Robertson printer Horsewynd 1792
    Witness at trial of Walter Berry and James Robertson for publishing a seditious libel 1792.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BERTRAM, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Canongate 1797
    Married Elizabeth daughter of John Henderson barley miller in Portsburgh 10 August 1797.
    CanonMarr
  • BERTRAM, George papermaker Polton
    Springfield 1821
    Manager.
    Thomson
  • BERTRAM, George and William makers of papermaking machinery Edinburgh
    St Catherine's Works, Sciennes 1821-
    Sons of George Bertram manager at Springfield Mill, 'George and William Bertram, after working with their father at Springfield Mills, Polton, were apprenticed to John Hall at Dartford. In 1821 they returned to Edinburgh. William started an engineering works while his brother became a paper maker at one of the mills on the Esk. He soon joined William in manufacturing paper-making machines...'
    Thomson
  • BERTRAM, James maker of papermaking machinery Edinburgh
    Leith Walk 1845-
    Son of George Bertram, and younger brother of George and William.
    Thomson
  • BERTRAM, James Glass bookseller Edinburgh
    27 Hanover Street 1850
    newsagents same address 1851
    James Glass Bertram & Co same address 1852-54
    Born in Tillsmouth in 1824, James Glass Bertram was apprenticed in 1837 at the age of thirteen to Mr William Tait, proprietor of Tait's Edinburgh Magazine and rose to be is managing clerk and cashier before he was 21. He then joined a company of strolling players. Finding that he could not make a living by thhe stage, he returned to Edinburgh and set up as a bookseller and newsagent. In 1855 he was appointed the editor of the North Briton, it appeared twice weekly. Mr bertram, who had latterly become the owner as well as the editor of the paper, had to sell it in 1872, though he remained the editor for a further year. He then moved to Glasgow to assist in the establishment of the Glasgow News in the conservative interest. During this period he wrote a three-volume novel called The Stolen Heir, a pantomime and a work on the fiseries, called Harvest of the Sea which went through several editions. After leaving the Glasgow News in 1874 he supported himself by freelance journalism. He died on 3 March 1892.
    Edin Dir; James Bertram. Some memories of books and events. Westminster, 1893.
  • BERTRAM, Peter stationer and bookbinder Glasgow
    Post-office receiving house, 218 Argyll Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BEUGO, Gavin printer and bookseller Dunfermline
    in the Collier Row afterwards in the High Street 1762
    NLS Impr Ind; Bushnell 1
  • BEUGO, James bookseller Dunfermline
    Dunfermline 1729-56
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BEUGO, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1736
    Mentioned in Blair & Nairn V Robert Freebairn 20 January 1736 as owing £3.17.5d to Blair & Nairn C.19.1.22.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BEUGO, John engraver Edinburgh
    Morison's Close 1784
    Princes Street 1786-87
    Scale Stairs, Blackfriars Wynd 1788-92
    Head of Blackfriars Wynd 1793-97
    Head of Fleshmarket Close 1799
    34 North Bridge 1800-1803
    54 South Bridge 1806-41
    Mrs Beugo same address 1842
    (1759-1841) Born in Edinburgh 7 May 1759; married Elizabeth McDowall in 1808; published his poems anonymously as Poetry miscellaneous and dramatic. By an Artist. Edinburgh, 1797. Died 13 December 1841.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1837; Bush.2; Gray, W. Forbes. 'John Beugo. Burns's friend and engraver.' Weekly Scotsman, 19.7.1941; Johnst3
  • BEVERIDGE, Andrew stationer Edinburgh
    John Yair & Andrew Beveridge Parliament Close 1743
    Entered in Edinburgh Guild Register as a stationer 9 December 1741.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BEVERIDGE, Robert bookseller Dunfermline
    Dunfermline 1729
    Sold Ralph Erskine. The strength of sin. Edinburgh, 1729.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BEVERIDGE, Thomas merchant Broughty Ferry
    Broughty Fosway 1729-1733
    Works by Ralph and Ebenezer Erskine printed for him in 1729 and 1733.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BIBLE DEPOSITORY Edinburgh
    36 Frederick Street 1840-43
    Edin Dir
  • BIBLE SOCIETY DEPOSITORY & COMMITTEE ROOMS Edinburgh
    50 South Bridge 1820-32
    13 Queen Street 1833-44
    6 York Place 1845-61
    5 St Andrew Square 1864-20th Century
    Edinburgh Bible Society 1832, 1847-70, not in 1862-63.
    Edin Dir


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