Bicket, John - Braidie, James

  • BICKET, John engraver Kilmarnock
    53 King Street 1837
    King Street 1838-50
    92 King Street 1852
    and lithographer from about 1846. Thomas Bicket at same address 1846-51. Both succeeded by Thomas Bicket Merry.
    Pigot 1837; Schenck; Slater 1852
  • BICKET, Thomas lithographer Kilmarnock
    King Street c.1846-50
    Thomas Bicket Merry same address 1851-52
    Separately listed from John Bicket but occupied the same address. Both succeeded by Thomas Bicket Merry.
    Schenck
  • BIGGAR, Mrs bookseller Edinburgh
    William Biggar 19 West College Street 1811
    Mrs Biggar same address 1812
    20 West College Street 1813-19
    5 Lothian Road [Street] 1820-32
    stationer same address 1833
    13 Lothian Street 1834-42
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • BIGGAR, James merchant Gare
    Gair [i.e.Gare] 1757
    Sold James Burgh's Britain's remembrancer. Edinburgh, 1757.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BIGGAR, James bookseller stationer and newsagent Paisley
    107 High Street (Cross) 1851
    4 Coffee-Room Buildings 1852
    Paisley 1851; Slater 1852
  • BIGGAR, John bookseller stationer and librarian Paisley
    manufacturer 188 High Street 1831
    82 High Street 1834
    85 High Street 1837
    bookseller stationer and librarian 83 High Street -house 82 ditto 1838
    Paisley 1831; 1834; Pigot 1837;Paisley 1838
  • BIGGAR, William bookseller Edinburgh
    William Biggar 19 West College Street 1811
    Mrs Biggar same address 1812
    20 West College Street 1813-19
    5 Lothian Road 1820-32
    stationer same address 1833
    bookseller same address 1832-33
    13 Lothian Street 1834-42
    Edin Dir
  • BIGLAY [BIGLIE], John stationer and bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1668-1692
    Son to late John Biglay of Leith apprenticed to James Millar stationer 5 January 1668; John Biglie bookbinder married Eupham Bartrome 5 August 1680; Burgess as apprentice to umquhile James Millar stationer Burgess 14 September 1681; John Biglie stationer buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 31 July 1692.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; GreyBuri
  • BILSLAND, Alexander dealer in old books Glasgow
    72 High Street 1809
    90 High Street 1815-20
    Glas Dir
  • BILSLAND, William antiquarian bookseller Glasgow
    90 High Street 1820-25
    183 High Street 1828-49
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • BINNY, Archibald typefounder Edinburgh
    Canal Street 1788
    Riddle's Close 1790
    Head of Horse Wynd 1793-96
    Emigrated to America, and established himself as a typefounder in Philadelphia in 1796, in partnership with James Ronaldson. They produced A specimen of metal ornaments in 1809; and a Specimen of printing types in 1812. Binny retired in 1815 to a five-thousand acre plantation on St Mary's River, which he called Portobello. He died 25 April 1838.
    Edin Dir; Rollo G. Silver. Typefounding in America, 1787-1825. Charlottesville, 1965; The specimen books of Binny and Ronaldson 1809-12 in facsimile with an introduction by Carl Purington Rollins. Connecticut: The Columbiad Club, 1936; M. Tait 'James Ronaldson baker, typefounder, philanthropist, and his connexions in and around Edinburgh' The Book of The Old Edinburgh Club xxviii 1953 44-50; Duncan Glen. Printing Type Designs: a new History from Gutenberg to 2000. Kirkcaldy, 2001.
  • BIRD, John B. portrait engraver Edinburgh
    55 Cumberland Street 1832-33
    60 Frederick Street 1834-38
    5 Howe Street 1840-41
    5 Deanhaugh Street 1842-45
    In Names too late for insertion Edin Dir1842.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BIRL, Andrew apprentice engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1769
    Andrew Birl apprenticed to Hector Gavin engraver Edinburgh 20 January 1769
    Maxted
  • BIRRELL, David bookseller and stationer Kinross
    Kinross 1820-25
    Pigot 1820; 1825
  • BIRRELL, James bookseller and stationer Kirkcaldy
    186 High Street 1809-15
    and printer Kirkcaldy 1816-19
    High-street 1820-37
    Kirkcaldy 1838-50
    55 Tolbooth Street 1851
    High Street Slater 1852
    Kirkcaldy 1852-55
    James Birrell was the son of William Birrell, dyer afterwards salt-agent, and Agnes Thomson. He was born in Scoonie on 19 October 1788. he settled in Kirkcaldy in 1809. On 12 February 1832, he married Ellen King, daughter of Thomas King, inn-keeper Stranraer. They had at least three children. James Birrell went to live in Glasgow with his son James, and died there 6 May 1860. James employed his brother William (1799-1864) as journeyman printer and bookbinder. He remained in Kirkcaldy after his brother had left.
    Campbell Kirkcaldy; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Slater 1852
  • BIRRELL, Peter bookseller Cupar in Fife
    St Catherine Street 1835-37
    Doughty; Pigot 1837
  • BIRRELL, William journeyman printer and bookbinder Kirkcaldy
    Kirkcaldy 1816?-64
    William Birrell was the son of William Birrell, dyer afterwards salt-agent, and Agnes Thomson. He was born in 1799. From about 1816, he was employed by his elder brother James Birrell. He was living with the family at the census of 1851. When his brother went to Glasgow in November 1855, and probably continued to work as a journeyman. He died at Linktown 9 February 1864.
    Campbell Kirkcaldy
  • BISHOP, H.I. & Co booksellers and stationers Edinburgh
    7 Bank Street 1834-37
    H.J. Gray 1836; H.J. in Pigot 1837. 'Names too late for insertion' Edin Dir1834.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BISHOP, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Chalmers Close 1823
    Hyndford's Close, 50 High Street 1824-25
    Edin Dir
  • BISHOP, James B.B. engraver Edinburgh
    12 North St David Street 1842-52
    19 Union Street 1853-59
    20 Annandale Street 1860-61
    No B.B. Edin Dir1842-43; died Edinburgh 21 December 1863.
    Edin Dir
  • BISHOP, Robert engraver on wood Edinburgh
    23 Lauriston Place 1844
    6 Rose Street 1846-48
    1 Gabriel's Road 1849-52
    Not in Edin Dir 1845
    Edin Dir
  • BISHOP, Thomas bookbinder Edinburgh
    Borthwick's Close 1817-19
    201 High Street 1820
    Borthwick's Close Pigot 1820 - may be same address
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820
  • BISSET, John bookseller, bookbinder and glazier Perth
    Perth 1753-1781
    His will was registered 26 November 1794. Apprentices: James M'Farlane apprenticed to John Bisset bookbinder and glazier Perth 1753; John Morison apprenticed to John Bisset bookbinder and glazier Perth 1753; James Taylor apprenticed to John Bisset bookbinder and glazier Perth 1756; William Bracklay apprenticed to John Bisset bookbinder and glazier Perth 1762; Robert M'Gill apprenticed to John Bisset bookbinder and glazier Perth 1763; John Forbes apprenticed to John Bisset bookbinder Perth 27 September 1765
    NLS Impr Ind; StAndrewsTest; Maxted
  • BISSET, W. bookseller Dundee
    Dundee 1768
    John Bunyan's Pilgrim's progress printed for him in Edinburgh 1768.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BISSET, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    of Henderson and Bisset 7 Buccleugh Place 1829
    1 Hill Square 1830-36
    19 Hill Street 1837-42
    Mrs Bisset same address 1843
    Edin Dir
  • BLACK [Alexander] & Co printers Brechin
    Brechin 1829-39
    The first piece of printing done in Brechin is dated 3 October 1829. The partners in the firm were 'Alexander Black stationer, D. D. Black, town clerk, and D. Lamb, manufacturer'.
    D.H. Edwards. Historical Guide to Brechin. 4th Ed. Brechin, [1903?] 158-59.
  • BLACK, A[dam] & C[harles] publishers and booksellers Edinburgh
    Black & Son 27 North Bridge 1834
    A. & C. Black same address 1834-50
    6 North Bridge 1851-91
    22 Hanover Street 1892-93
    Adam Black brought his nephew into the business in 1834. Adam Black retired at the close of 1870, handing it over to his sons, James, Francis and Adam.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1834; J.D.N. Black Adam & Charles Black 1807-1957. London, 1957
  • BLACK, Adam bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    57 South Bridge Street 1807-21
    27 North Bridge 1822-33
    Black & Son same address 1834
    A[dam] & C[harles] Black publishers and booksellers same address 1834-50
    6 North Bridge 1851-91
    22 Hanover Street 1892-93
    Adam Black was born on 20 February 1784, son of Charles Black, mason, and Isabella Nicol. Apprenticed to the bookseller John Fairbairn 20 March 1799. On the 22 August 1804 he set out for London, and after a little trouble was taken on by Lackington. There he remained until Whitsun 1807 when he returned to Edinburgh. Married Isabella Tait 4 June 1817. The National Library of Scotland has his Catalogue of Books for 1822. Bought the copyright of the Encyclopaedia Britannica in 1827. Initial only 1833. Brought his nephew Charles Black into the business in 1834. Lord Provost 1843-48, he was Member of Parliament for Edinburgh 1856-65. In 1851 he purchased the copyright of the Waverley Novels from the representatives of Mr Cadell. Charles Black died in 1854 at the age of 47. Meanwhile Blackie brought his three younger sons into the firm, James Tait Black (1826-1911), Francis (1830-92) and Adam William (1836-1898). At the end of 1870 he retired,and died on 24 January 1874. He wrote many pamphlets on political and religious subjects. Apprentice: Thomas Ireland junior, Burgess 19 February 1830 apprenticed the same day as from 2 January 1815.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1834; EdinBurg; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; J.D.N. Black. Adam & Charles Black 1807-1957. London, 1957.
  • BLACK, Alexander, bookseller Brechin
    bookseller High Street 1827-1839
    Black & Co printers Brechin 1829-39
    Alexander Black printer and bookseller same address 1840-60
    Black & Johnston bookseller, stationer and musicseller 40 High Street Slater 1867-86
    Published chapbooks, mostly songs and garlands from 1827-44. The earliest, Archie Allan; a tale, in Scottish verse [by Alexander Laing] was printed for A. Black, Bookseller in Brechin by Ranken & Co. Printers Forfar. From 1829 to 1839 they are sometimes described as 'printed by Black and Co'. Pigot 1825 gives David Black, bookseller, High Street, Brechin.
    Chapbook Printers; Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • BLACK, Andrew subscription library Leslie
    Librarian Subscription Library 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BLACK, Charles publisher and bookseller Edinburgh
    of A. & C. Black 27 North Bridge 1834-50
    6 North Bridge 1851-91
    22 Hanover Street 1892-93
    Nephew of Adam Black, son of his elder brother Frank. Died in 1854 at the age of 47.
    Edin Dir
  • BLACK, Daniel newspaper office Edinburgh
    manager and subeditor of The Scottish Pilot 166 High Street 1837
    Gray 1837
  • BLACK, David bookseller Brechin
    High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • BLACK, David apprentice bookbinder Dundee
    Dundee 1767
    David Black apprenticed to David Oglevie bookbinder Dundee 1767
    Maxted
  • BLACK, David printer Edinburgh
    Head of Shoemakers' Close, Canongate 1808-10
    213 Canongate 1811-13
    New Street 1814-15
    Edin Dir
  • BLACK, David engraver and copperplate printer Edinburgh
    17 Rose Street 1825-28
    38 Rose Street 1830
    Edin Dir
  • BLACK, Ebenezer printer Edinburgh
    Canongate 1794
    Married Janet daughter of William Miller butcher in Alloa 27 August 1794.
    CanonMarr
  • BLACK, George printer & newspaper publisher Cupar in Fife
    Bonny Gate 1852
    Publisher Fifeshire Journal
    Slater 1852
  • BLACK, Jane bookseller Bathgate
    Hopetoun Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BLACK, James engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1774
    Married Christian daughter of deceast Alexr Crawford mason 5 June 1774.
    EdinMarr
  • BLACK, John boot and shoemaker and hirer of newspapers Aberdeen
    23 Justice Street 1839
    Newspapers hired, one halfpenny for 2 hours.
    Beavan
  • BLACK, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1784
    Married Jean daughter of James Campbell carrier 29 October 1784.
    EdinMarr
  • BLACK, John paper ruler Edinburgh
    265 High Street 1826-27
    423 High Street 1828
    20 South Bridge 1829-30
    and binder same address 1831-32
    and stationery binder same address 1832-37
    4 Niddry Street 1838-40
    20 Carrubbers Close 1841-43
    paper ruler 22 Carrubbers Close 1844
    7 Milne Square 1846-48
    132 High Street 1849-59
    6 High Street 1860
    Covenant Close 1861
    162 High Street 1862-65
    23 Carrubbers Close 1866
    Not in Edin Dir1845.
    Edin Dir
  • BLACK, William bookseller Brechin
    High-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • BLACK, William papermerchant Edinburgh
    of Messrs Cadell's & Co 1813-29
    The only Cadell & Co in the Edin Dir is William whose paper warehouse was in the Royal Exchange.
    Edin Dir
  • BLACK, William printer Edinburgh
    of King's Printing Office 1824-39
    Manager for Her Majesty's late printers 33 Blair Street 1840-48
    Edin Dir
  • BLACKBURN [BLAKEBURN], John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1686
    Married Margaret Waddell 8 January 1686.
    EdinMarr
  • BLACKIE & Sons bookseller Dundee
    Crichton Street 1837-46
    73 High Street 1852
    Patrick Knox agent 1852
    Pigot 1837; Dundee 1846; Slater 1852
  • BLACKIE & Son publishers and booksellers Edinburgh
    5 South College Street 1832-73
    102 South Bridge 1874-83
    1 St James Square 1884-93
    Blackie & Son Ltd India Buildings 1894-98
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BLACKIE & Son printers and publishers Glasgow
    38 Queen Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BLACKIE, FULLERTON & Co publishers Glasgow
    8 East Clyde Street 1828
    Blackie & Son same address 1835
    38 Queen Street 1840-49
    John senior and junior of Blackie & Co listed with their house addresses 1844-49, also Robert 1847-49.
    Glas Dir
  • BLACKIE, David newspaper proprietor Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1832
    Died 3 September 1832; proprietor of Edinburgh Evening Post; Edinburgh Weekly Chronicle and the Edinburgh Literary Gazette .
    Timperley p.922
  • BLACKIE, John & Co printers and booksellers Glasgow
    John Blackie canvasser for A. & W.D. Brownlie Glasgow 1805-09
    W. Sommerville, A. Fullarton and J. Blackie & Co Black Boy Close 1809-1811
    5 Saltmarket 1811-16
    East Clyde Street 1816-19
    [Edward] Khull Blackie & Co publishers and printers same address 1819-26
    Blackie, Fullarton & Co same address 1826-1831
    Blackie & Son same address 1831-36
    38 Queen Street 1836-56
    36 North Frederick Street 1856-70
    17 Stanhope Street 1870-20th Century
    John Blackie, son of John Blackie and Agnes Burrell, was born in Glasgow on 27 October 1781. His parents came from Haddington and were married in Glasgow. He was sent out to work in the tobacco trade at the age of six and apprenticed to Robert Dobbie, a weaver, at eleven in 1794. His apprenticeship ended in 1799, and Blackie spent a further two years with his old master as a journeyman weaver, he then took employment in the weaving shop of John Duncan. In 1804 he married their youngest daughter Catherine. Shortly after the birth of his eldest son, John, he gave up weaving and became a bookseller, working for the Brownlies. He was engaged by one of the brothers 'to travel for him to canvas and deliver' A. & W. D. Brownlie sold there business in or about 1808 to John Blackie. On 20 November 1809 he went into partnership with Archibald Fullarton and William Sommerville, all of whom had worked for Brownlies. In 1819 the firm split in two, though still linked in partnership, Blackie went into partnership with the firms printer, Edward Khull, at the old address in Glasgow, while the other partners set up as Fullarton, Sommerville & Co booksellers in Edinburgh. In 1821 William Sommerville resigned from the Edinburgh firm and in 1826 Edward Khull resigned though remaining on the same premises and Blackie's eldest son John (1805-73) joined the firm. The Glasgow firm became Blackie, Fullarton & Co. In 1821 the partnership between Blackie and Fullarton was dissolved. John Blackie's second son, Walter Graham Blackie (1816-1906) was trained as a printer, and when George Brookman proved unreliable in 1837 took over the Valleyfield Printing Works, which John Blackie had bought some years previously, and which had been operating under the name of George Brookman and Co. The firm was now called W.G. Blackie & Co. It continued as a separate company in name until the second half of the century. However in 1842 W.G. Blackie and his younger brother Robert (1820-96) were made partners in Blackie & Son. In 1860 John Blackie senior retired, but already by 1845 the day to day running of the business was in the hands of John Blackie junior. John Blackie senior died in 1874. John junior had died the previous year. Religious books had been his speciality, and with his death, that side of the firm's activities was allowed to die away, and they turned in stead to educational publishing. John Alexander Blackie (1850-1918), the eldest son of Walter Blackie became a partner in 1876. Robert Blackie's son, James Robertson Blackie (1854-1911) joined the firm in 1877, and became a partner in 1881. Walter G. Blackie's son Walter Wilfred Blackie (1860-1953) left the firm to farm in Canada, but was persuaded to return in 1884 to take over the London branch. The firm became a Limited Company in 1890. Talwin Morris became head of the art department in 1892.
    Glas Dir; W. G. Blackie. Sketch of the origin and progress of the firm of Blackie & Son. [Glasgow] Printed for private circulation, 1897. Walter W. Blackie. A Scottish student in Leipzig: being the letters of W.G. Blackie in the years 1839-40. London and Glasgow, 1932; Walter W. Blackie. John Blackie senior (1782-1874). London and Glasgow, 1933; Agnes A. Blackie. Blackie & Son 1809-1959: a short history of the firm. London and Glasgow, 1959
  • BLACKIE, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1778
    Married Marion Baillie daughter of deceased William Baillie farmer in Yester 30 May 1778.
    EdinMarr
  • BLACKIE, John publisher Glasgow
    38 Queen Street 1837
    Son of John Blackie, publisher Glasgow, who died 6 July 1870 age 92, Born in Glasgow 29 September 1805; Educated at Glasgow High School. Head of publishing firm of Blackie & Son in Glasgow and London, with branches in many towns in Scotland. Glasgow Town Councillor 1857 and Lord Provost 1863. Originated the Glasgow Improvement Scheme. Died 11 February 1873.
    Pigot 1837; Boase;
  • BLACKIE, Walter G. & Co printers and stereotype founders Glasgow
    Villafield [52 St James Road 1847; 50 1849] 1840-49
    W.G. Blackie, Ph.D., partner in the firm of Blackie & Son, listed separately with his house address 1844.
    Glas Dir; Walter W. Blackie. Walter G. Blackie 1816-1906. London, 1936
  • BLACKIE, William paper maker Balerno
    Townhead Mill 1825
    Mill No 59.
    Thomson
  • BLACKLAWS, William bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    218 Argyll Street 1840
    William Blacklaw, 20 Jamaica Street 1844
    William Blacklaws, stationer 171 Argyll Street 1847
    Only in Trade index 1847
    Glas Dir
  • BLACKWOOD, Alexander engraver Edinburgh
    43 George Street 1839-42
    Esq same address 1843-44
    This is the address of T. & J. Blackwood silk mercers.
    Edin Dir
  • BLACKWOOD, William bookseller and publisher Edinburgh
    Robert Ross & William Blackwood 29 Parliament Close 1800-3
    64 South Bridge 1804-15
    17 Princes Street 1816-17
    booksellers, stationers and publishers same address 1818-23
    bookseller same address 1824-29
    45 George Street 1830-34
    William Blackwood & Sons same address 1835-20th Century
    William Blackwood was born 20 December 1776, was apprenticed to Bell and Bradfute in 1790 for six years. In 1800 he went into partnership with Robert Ross, a bookseller and auctioneer of books. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society October 1800. In 1804 he set up as a bookseller dealing chiefly in old books. The following year, in October 1805, he married Janet Stuart. In 1817 he founded Blackwoods Magazine. His two eldest sons, Alexander Blackwood (1806-1845) and Robert Blackwood (1808-52), followed him into the business. William Blackwood died 16 September 1834. A third son, John Blackwood (1818-1879), was in charge of the London branch, opened in 1840. On the death of Alexander, John became head of the firm. The third brother William Blackwood (1810-1861) joined the firm in 1848, and his son a third William (1836-1912) entered the firm in 1857 and succeeded his uncle John in 1879. The Blackwood archives are in the National Library of Scotland
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Margaret Oliphant. William Blackwood and His Sons. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1897; Mary Porter. John Blackwood. Edinburgh, 1898; F.D. Tredrey. The House of Blackwood 1804-1954. Edinburgh, 1954; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • BLACKWOOD, William bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    106 Queen Street 1844-47
    Glas Dir
  • BLAIKIE, Andrew engraver and copperplate printer Paisley
    175 Causey-side 1820-25
    7 Abbey Street 1829-41
    Born Holydean, Roxburghshire. Session Clerk for the Abbey Parish 1831-38. Died at Paisley 8 June 1841.
    Pigot 1820; 1825; Fowler 1831, 1834; Paisley 1838; Bush.2; Paisley Advertiser 12 June 1841; Johnst3
  • BLAIR, David printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1791
    Married Anne daughter of deceased Robert Elder shoemaker 13 December 1791.
    EdinMarr
  • BLAIR, David & Co bookbinders Glasgow
    77 Brunswick Street 1835-40
    David Blair 100 Virginia Street 1844-47
    100 Virginia Place 1849
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BLAIR, Sir David Hunter, and BRUCE, John His Majesty's Printers and Stationers for Scotland Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1800-1803
    Blair Street 1804-25
    Sir David Hunter Blair Bart (1778-1857); In 1785, Sir James Hunter Blair Baronet and John Bruce obtained a patent of the reversion of the post of King's Printers for Scotland for 41 years starting at the expiration of Kincaid's patent in July 1798. Sir James Hunter Blair died in 1787, and it was accordingly the next baronet, Sir John Hunter Blair, who started printing with John Bruce in July 1797. He died in 1800, and was succeeded by Sir David Hunter Blair. In 1823 the King's Printers presented the Bible Societies of Scotland with a document insisting that all Bibles distributed in Scotland must be bought from them under the terms of their patent. As their Bibles were very expensive, the matter was hotly disputed by the Bible Societies, and particularly by John Lee, D.D., Principal of Edinburgh University. His Memorial for the Bible Societies of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1824 is a masterpiece of exegesis and historical scholarship. Though the Bible Societies lost their case in the end, on the expiry of the patent of Hunter Blair and Bruce, no further Kings Printers for Scotland were appointed and other arrangements were made for the printing of the Bible in Scotland.
    he and John Bruce were His Majesty's Printers 1800-1839; 31 Blair Street in 1820. There is a Catalogue of Bibles printed by them in 1811 in the National Library of Scotland.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; John Lee. Memorial for the Bible Societies of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1824.
  • BLAIR, James, of Ardblair and NAIRN, John His Majesty's Printers and Stationers for Scotland Edinburgh
    At the foot of Craig's Close 1736-47
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BLAIR, James printer Edinburgh
    Fronting Heriot's Bridge, Grassmarket 1804
    Edin Dir
  • BLAIR, James bookseller Fraserburgh
    Broad Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BLAIR, John stationer Dunkeld
    Bridge Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BLAIR, Sir John Hunter, Bart, and BRUCE, John His Majesty's Printers and Stationers for Scotland Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1798-1800
    Sir John Hunter Blair, Bart (1773-1800); he and John Bruce were His Majesty's Printers 1798-1800.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BLAIR, Joseph printer Greenock
    4 Cathcart Square 1845
    6 Broad Close 1852
    printer , publisher and proprietor of the Greenock Herald and General Advertiser 40 Cathcart Street 1853-61
    Joseph Blair & Co (David Blair) same address 1868-73
    Joseph Blair same address 1875
    Greenock 1845; 1853; 1861; 1868; 1873; 1875; Slater 1852
  • BLAIR, William printer Edinburgh
    7 James Court 1815-19
    Sequestration of William Blair publisher &c. in SRO 1819.
    Edin Dir; SRO CS96/829
  • BLAKE, A.J. bookseller and circulating library Edinburgh
    1 Elder Street 1829
    Edin Dir
  • BLAKE, John music seller Edinburgh
    pianoforte tuner 28 Rutland Street 1840
    music seller 76 Queen Street 1844
    London pianoforte agent same address 1845-50
    18 Nelson Street 1851-53
    133 Princes Street 1854-58
    'Names too late for insertion' Edin Dir 1840; Not in Edin Dir1841-43.
    Edin Dir
  • BLYTH, David printer Edinburgh
    62 Clerk Street 1850
    painter same address 1851-52
    5 West Adam Street 1853
    4 East James Street 1854
    Names too late to be inserted Edin Dir1850.
    Edin Dir
  • BLYTH, Robert stationer Glasgow
    21 Bell Street 1820
    28 Bell Street 1823
    Glas Dir
  • BOAG, D. bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1796
    John Locke's Two treatises of government published by him in 1796.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BODEN, William engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1796
    Married Janet daughter of deceased William Waddell merchant in Leith 28 October 1796.
    EdinMarr
  • BOGGIE, John engraver and printer Glasgow
    16 Crown Street 1828
    Glas Dir
  • BOGLE [BOYLE], Robert bookbinder and merchant Glasgow
    Glasgow 1754-61
    Saltmarket 1783
    Subscriptions taken in for an edition of the Bible in 1761. Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to deceased Robert Bogle merchant 19 April 1759. Apprentices: James Shaw apprenticed to Robert Boyle [sic] bookbinder Glasgow 19 June 1754; George Dunlop apprenticed to Robert Bogle bookbinder Glasgow 12 October 1754
    NLS Impr Ind; GlasBurg; Glas Dir; Maxted
  • BOGLE, William bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1657
    Will registered of William Bogle bookbinder and Burgess 30 July 1657. John Reid merchant was made Burgess of Glasgow as serving apprentice with deceased William Bogill bookbinder 25 July 1665. The name occurs too often in the Glasgow Burgess rolls for identification. He was no doubt one of the 'merchants' noted there.
    GlasBurg; GlasTest
  • BOWMAN, Christopher papermaker Greenock
    Overton 1845
    Greenock 1845
  • BOND, Charles newspaper editor Inverness
    Inverness Herald ?-1846
    Succeeded the Rev. Donald Monro as editor of The Inverness Herald which first appeared on 15 December 1836. The paper was discontinued in July 1846. The paper was strongly Conservative and ultra protestant.
    Cowan; John Noble. Bibliography of Inverness Newspapers and Periodicals. Stirling, 1903.
  • BONKIL, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1501
    Maister William Bonkil paid 'for binding, covering and clasping of xxv volumes for the Kingis chappell' 6 September 1501.
    Edward Gordon Duff. 'Some Early Scottish Bookbindings and Collectors.' Scottish History Review Vol.4. p.434 (1906-7); Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer, Vol.2, 93; Mitchell
  • BONNAR, David printer and bookbinder Dalkeith
    High-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • BONNAR, James bookseller Dunfermline
    67 High Street 1837
    High Street 1852
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • BONNAR, Thomas engraver, lithographer &c. Edinburgh
    3 Spittal Street 1843
    W. and T. Bonnar 28 London Street 1847
    Son of John Bonnar house painter, born in Edinburgh in 1810 ; died 3 January 1873.
    Edin Dir; Johnst3
    BONNAR, W. and T. engravers and publishers Edinburgh
    28 London Street 1847
    William Bonnar [Bonar] R.S.A. historical and portrait painter same address 1842-52
    Edin Dir
  • BONNAR, William engraver Edinburgh
    W. and T. Bonnar 28 London Street 1847
    William Bonnar R.S.A. historical and portrait painter same address 1842-52
    Born at Edinburgh in June 1800, son of John Bonnar, house painter. Became a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy shortly after it was founded in 1829. Latterly he was principally a portrait painter. He died at Edinburgh 27 January 1853.
    DNB; Edin Dir; Johnst3; Obituary in The Edinburgh News 12 February 1853
  • BONNARD, John & Co bookseller Glasgow
    98 Glassford Street 1815
    Glas Dir
  • BONNEY, Hector bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1663
    Hector Bonney [alias?] John Auchterlonie buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 23 May 1663. John Auchterlonie bookbinder married Margaret Baxter 22 August 1639; married Jean Ferrie 21 September 1649; A Jhone Auchterlony married Elizabeth Cochrane in the Chapel of Holyroodhouse 5 September 1605. Two separate registers were kept during 1663 by different grave-diggers. What appears to be the same burial are variously recorded to Hector Bonney and John Auchterlonie.
    GreyBuri; EdinMarr; CanonMarr
  • BONTINE, Laurence printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1687
    Child of Laurence Bontine printer buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 27 March 1687.
    GreyBuri
  • BOOKBINDERS BENEFIT SOCIETY Edinburgh
    Andrew Slater 1 Holyrood Street, Carnegie Street preses 1832-34
    John Elder Queen Street preses 1835
    Andrew Slater 1 Holyrood Street, Carnegie Street preses 1836-37
    James Stevenson Preses [no address] 1838
    H. Munro Milne's Square [preses] 1839
    23 Rose Street 1840
    James Stevenson 5 Allison Square [preses] 1841-42
    [James Stevenson preses] 29 Richmond Place 1842-43
    [James Stevenson preses] 104 Rose Street 1844-50
    The Edinburgh Journeyman Bookbinders' Benefit Society was founded in 1818 and dissolved in 1879.
    Edin Dir; SRO FS.4/134; FS.1/17/54; FS.9/2; Ian MacDougall. A Catalogue of some Labour Records in Scotland. Edinburgh, 1978 11a; 14a; 343b
  • BOOTH, John junior newspaper printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1806-17
    Aberdeen Chronicle Office Chronicle Street 1818
    Aberdeen Chronicle Office North-street 1820
    Aberdeen Chronicle Office Chronicle Lane 1823
    Aberdeen Chronicle. Chronicle Court Queen Street 1824-25
    Aberdeen 1826-32
    Beavan; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • BORTHWICK, John stationer Edinburgh
    5 North St David Street 1825
    9 Norton Place 1826-28
    1 Hill Square 1829-30
    7 Hill Place 1831-32
    6 James Street 1833-34
    bookseller Edin Dir 1833
    Edin Dir
  • BORTHWICK, John bookseller stationer & library Portobello
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BORTHWICK, William bookbinder Biggar
    Biggar 1825
    'Bad' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    Pigot 1825; Bell
  • BORTHWICK, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    2 West Register Street 1804
    34 North Bridge 1806
    Warriston Close 1807-11
    Married Janet daughter of deceased James Monteith pewterer 29 August 1797.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir
  • BORTHWICK, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1676
    Child (poor) 9 March 1676 and daughter Janet 3 October 1676 buried in Greyfriars Churchyard.
    GreyBuri
  • BORTHWICK, William Murray printer and publisher Lanark, Hamilton and Glasgow
    Castlegate 1818-20
    Robert Alexander and W.M. Borthwick Clydesdale Journal Office, Hamilton 1819-21
    Glasgow Sentinel Nelson Street, Glasgow 1821-22
    Published a cheap magazine called The Clydesdale Magazine. On its failure he projected in February 1820, The Clydesdale Journal 'a loyal weekly paper'. He advertised in a Glasgow paper for an editor who could advance £300 and Robert Alexander applied. He went to Hamilton early in July 1820, but withdrew when he discovered the real circumstaces. However he was persuaded to take the editorship on the understanding that the paper should be removed to Glasgow. The last number of the Clydesdale Journal appeared on 28 September 1821. In 1821 the printing materials were sequestered at the instance of Borthwick's creditors and bought in by Alexander who thereafter published the Glasgow Sentinel. In March 1822 Borthwick was imprisoned for a debt of £50, and while in prison was approached by Mr William Spalding SSC as agent for some of the individuals who had been libelled by the Sentinel and whom Borthwick had approached with apologies. After consultation with his clients, Spalding paid the £50 and released Borthwick who broke into the offices of The Sentinel and took away a large part of the papers of the newspaper, and handed them over to Spalding who took them to Edinburgh. Borthwick was apprehended and indicted for trial at Glasgow in April 1822, but proceedings were ultimately dropped. The fatal duel between James Stuart of Dunearn and Sir Alexander Boswell Bart of Auchinleck was an indirect result of this business.
    Pigot 1820; Hugh Davidson. Lanark: a series of papers. Edinburgh, 1910; Robert Alexander. Letter to Sir J. Mackintosh, Knt. M.P. explanatory of the whole circumstances which led to the robbery of the Glasgow Sentinel Office; to the death of Sir Alexander Boswell, Bart.;... Glasgow: printed in the Sentinel Office, 1822; William Borthwick. Proceedings against Wm. Murray Borthwick, at the instance of His Majesty's Advocate, and of Robert Alexander, styling himself editor and proprietor of the Glasgow Sentinel newspaper. With an appendix of documents, and a preface, by William Murray Borthwick. Edinburgh for J. Robertson, 1822; Peter Mackenzie. Reminiscences of Glasgow. vol.1 p.366-399. 1890
  • BOSTON, Thomas seal engraver Glasgow
    190 Trongate 1835-47
    12 Argyll Arcade 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BOSWALL, John apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1730
    John Boswal, son of David Boswal, apprenticed to John Paton bookseller Edinburgh 1730
    Maxted
  • BOTHWELL, James bookseller and bookbinder Leith
    35 Kirkgate 1847-48
    Edin Dir
  • BOURHILL & Co booksellers Musselburgh
    Musselburgh 1831
    The National Library of Scotland has Catalogue of books and stationary, being part of the stock of James Taylor Seton, bookinder, Edinburgh; and of Bourhill & Co. booksellers, Musselburgh. To be sold by auction, for behoof of creditors by John Carfrae & Son, Edinburgh 19-22 December, 1831.
  • BOURHILL, Miss [J.] bookseller Musselburgh
    J. Bourhill & Co High Street 1833-34
    Miss Bourhill same address 1835-37
    143 High Street 1838
    and stationer same address 1839-47
    89 High Street 1848
    High Street 1849-50
    stationer same address 1851-56
    73 High Street 1857-59
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BOURHILL, J. and Co booksellers Musselburgh
    High Street 1833-34
    Miss Bourhill same address 1835-37
    143 High Street 1838
    and stationer same address 1839-45
    Jesse Bourhill and library & newsroom High Street 1852
    Edin Dir; Slater 1852
  • BOURHILL, James bookseller and circulating library Edinburgh
    2 Infirmary Street 1824
    5 North College Street 1825
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • BOURNE, John bookseller and publisher Edinburgh
    17 Greenside Street 1813-17
    8 Hill Place 1818
    Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 18 January 1819
    Edin Dir; Cadell
  • BOWACK [BOWSACK; BOWICK], Nicol bookbinder Edinburgh
    bookbinder and stationer 12 Princes Street 1830
    60 Leith Street 1831-32
    bookbinder same address 1833
    46 Leith Street 1834-35
    bookseller same address 1836
    bookseller and binder same address 1837-42
    bookseller, stationer and agent for the Scottish Board for Bible Circulation same address 1843
    bookseller, stationer and bookbinder same address 1844-45
    bookseller, stationer and newsagent same address 1846-54
    bookseller and publisher same address 1850
    'bookseller' in General Directory Edin Dir 1836. Printed advt Edin Dir1846-48.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BOWER, John engraver Edinburgh
    8 North Bridge 1845-49
    63 North Bridge 1850-51
    12 Gardner's Crescent 1852
    Edin Dir
  • BOWER, J.S. engraver Edinburgh
    North Bridge 1845
    Edin Dir
  • BOWER, Margaret print seller Melrose
    Abbey Gate 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BOWER, Oliver hardware and stationery merchant Glasgow
    70 Kirk Street, Calton 1840-47
    30 Well Street, Calton 1849
    'Olivia' in trade index 1840
    Glas Dir
  • BOWER, Patrick bookseller St Andrews
    St Andrews 1746-1807
    Born 1724?; died 7 Dec 1814 aged 90.
    NLS Impr Ind; Doughty
  • BOWIE, Mrs auctioneer Edinburgh
    Brodie's Close 1775-77
    Fisher's Close, Lawnmarket 1778
    Brodie's Close 1780-82
    Fisher's Close 1784
    Fisher's Land, Lawnmarket 1786-88
    South side Lawnmarket 1790
    Fisher's Close, Lawnmarket 1793-97
    Edin Dir
  • BOWIE, Francis vintner Edinburgh
    Cellar North side High Street opposite to the Cross-well 1710
    Published Hidden things brought to light for the increase of knowledge in reading the Bible. Edinburgh 1710.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BOWIE, J., printer Paisley
    49 Causewayside
    Printed two slip ballads Ye mariners of England and I'm afloat, I'm afloat [19th Century].
    Chapbook Printers
  • BOWTER, Robert stationer London
    London 1687
    Will registered in Edinburgh 22 July 1687.
    Bann.Misc.ii.296; Aldis 1904; EdinTest
  • BOYD, David librarian, bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    John Boyd & Co 6 Hutcheson Street 1815-19
    David Boyd same address 1820
    wholesale stationer 28 Virginia Street 1823
    David Boyd & Co 48 Glassford Street 1825
    95 Glassford Street 1828
    David Boyd 119 Ingram Street 1835-37
    David Boyd & Co same address 1840-49
    John Boyd of David Boyd & Co 1849.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • BOYD, G.W. & Co printers Edinburgh
    Old Assembly Close 1832-41
    13 North Bank Street 1842-65
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BOYD, George printer Edinburgh
    9 James' Place 1813-24
    14 Windsor Place 1833-35
    Of Oliver and Boyd.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1833; 1834; 1835
  • BOYD, James bookseller & stationer Newmilns
    Main Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BOYD, John bookseller, stationer and publisher Edinburgh
    of Waugh & Innes - house 26 Rankeillor Street 1827
    37 George Street 1828-31
    Edin Dir
  • BOYD, John junior publisher Edinburgh
    of Oliver and Boyd - 14 Royal Terrace 1843-47
    32 Melville Street 1848-57
    27 Melville Street 1858-96
    no trade same address 1897-1900
    Edin Dir
  • BOYD, John & Son librarians, booksellers and stationers Glasgow
    6 Hutcheson Street 1815-19
    David Boyd same address 1820
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820
  • BOID [sic], John apprentice papermaker Tongland
    Tongland 1775
    Apprenticed to Allan McLachlan of Tongland 11 July 1775.
    Thomson
  • BOYD, P. bookseller Dundee
    Dundee 1759-60
    Advertised as selling a book and a periodical.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BOYD, Patrick bookbinder Edinburgh
    Dunbar's Close Lawnmarket 1764
    Public roup house lately possest by the deceast Patrick Boyd bookbinder Edinburgh Evening Courant 20 February 1764. Will registered 1 March 1764. Jean daughter of deceased Patrick Boyd married George Moodie bookbinder 17 November 1776.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinTest; EdinMarr
  • BOYD, Thomas Jamieson publisher Edinburgh
    of Oliver and Boyd - 14 Royal Terrace 1843-44
    5 Annandale Street 1845
    11 Regent Terrace 1846-66
    41 Moray Place 1867-90
    Sir Thomas J. Boyd same address 1891-20th Century
    Born 22 February 1818, son of John Boyd, merchant, and Anna, daughter of Thomas Jamieson. At an early age he entered the firm of Oliver and Boyd, of which his uncle George Boyd was a partner. Married Mary Ann daughter of John Ferguson surgeon 6 June 1844. Lord Provost 1877-82. Knighted 1881. He retired from business in 1898 and died 22 August 1902.
    Edin Dir; Who was Who 1897-1915; DNB
  • BOYD, Thomson publisher Edinburgh
    of Oliver & Boyd - 14 Royal Terrace 1849-93
    Edin Dir
  • BOYD, William printer and bookseller Dumfries
    Robert Jackson and William Boyd 1773-7
    William Boyd 1779-1800
    Married Peggy Moffat January 1788 Edinburgh Evening Courant 17 January 1788.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BOYLE [John] & MANN [John] engravers and lithographic printers Edinburgh
    142 High Street 1845-56
    James Boyle same address 1857
    Edin Dir
  • BOYLE, James engraver and lithographer Glasgow
    156 Saltmarket 1845-46
    14 Merchant Street 1850-51
    22 East Clyde Street 1852
    Schenck
  • BOYLE, John bookseller, bookbinder, stationer, printer, circulating library and papermaker Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1760-62
    Head of the Broadgate opposite the College 1763
    John Bruce and John Boyle Printing-Office Head of the Broadgate 1767-69
    John Boyle printer and bookseller same address 1770-94
    John Boyle and Richard Hyde paper makers Stoneywood 1770-71
    John Boyle married Elizabeth Jopp about 1764. He was admitted Burgess of Aberdeen 17 August 1765. 'Partnership between Bruce and Boyle hath for some time past been dissolved, and is now wholly carried on by John Boyle ... On the first Thursday of November next will be published Number III of the Family Bible and Number VII. of Willison's Works.' Aberdeen Journal 16 October 1769. 'John Boyle, bookseller and printer, Head of the Broadgate and Richard Hyde, dyer, leased for 115 years the island of Stoneywood in September 1770 ... are erecting a paper mill' Aberdeen Journal 18th February 1771 'John Boyle and Richard Hyde ... give ... 9d. for every 20lb. of old ropes or unbleached rags and 1/6 for linen or check rags.' Circulating library 1765-1799[?]. 'The creditors of the late John Boyle bookseller in Aberdeen are requested to give in extract note of their claims...' Aberdeen Journal 12 March 1806.
    Beavan; NLS Impr Ind; Thomson; Robert Murdoch Lawrance. John Boyle, bookseller and bookbinder. Aberdeen, 1925.
  • BOYLE, John engraver Edinburgh
    of Devlan & Boyle book and print agents 16 Market Street 1839
    of Devlin and Boyle [Develin & Co] book and print agents, engravers and copper- plate printers 16 & 17 Market Street 1840
    City Engraving Printing Office 300 Lawnmarket 1841
    John Boyle engraver and lithographer 20 Bank Street 1842
    142 High Street 1843
    engraver, printer, & lithographer, book and print agent same address 1844
    Boyle & Mann same address 1845-56
    James Boyle same address 1857
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • BOYLE, John bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    22 Leith Street 1849
    Edin Dir
  • BOYLE, Robert bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1754
    James Shaw apprenticed to Robert Boyle bookbinder Glasgow 19 June 1754. Maxted suggests that this is Robert Bogle, which seems likely.
    Maxted
  • BOYLE, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1789
    Married Diana daughter of deceased William Hercules tailor 5 August 1789.
    EdinMarr
  • BRACKLAY, William apprentice bookbinder and glazier Perth
    Perth 1762
    William Bracklay apprenticed to John Bisset bookbinder and glazier Perth 1762
    Maxted
  • BRADFOOT & Co booksellers and stationers Glasgow
    97 Gallowgate 1840
    Glas Dir
  • BRADFUTE, John bookseller and publisher Edinburgh
    John Bell and John Braidfute Parliament Close 1789-92
    32 Parliament Square 1793-1804
    23 Parliament Square 1800-10
    6 Parliament Square 1811-25
    6 Bank Street 1826-30
    12 Bank St 1831-1906
    2 & 4 St Giles Street 1908-10
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 17 December 1792. Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to John Bell bookseller 10 September 1793 Apprentices: William Blackwood, Burgess 5 March 1803; Samuel Aitken, Burgess 11 March 1811.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • BRADSHAW'S GENERAL RAILWAY PUBLICATION OFFICE newspaper office Edinburgh
    6 Broughton Street Edinburgh 1848-49
    Printed Advt Edin Dir1848; 1849. Agent Joseph Kay
    Edin Dir
  • BRADSHAW, James bookseller Edinburgh
    17 Carrubbers Close 1843
    painter and 'stencillor' same address 1844-45
    Bradshaw & Son same address 1846-48
    6 Halerston's Wynd 1849
    Edin Dir
  • BRADSHAW, Thomas bookseller and stationer Dollar
    Dollar 1852
    and bookseller to the Dollar Institution
    Slater 1852
  • BRAIDIE, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1730
    Beaten to death by 'young sparks' August 1730. The Echo 2 September 1730
    NLS Impr Ind


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