Braidwood, James - Browning, John

  • BRAIDWOOD, James new and second-hand bookseller Edinburgh
    5 Hanover Square 1834
    26 George Street 1836-78
    Not in Edin Dir 1835. There are Braidwood Catalogues for 1838 and 1852-59 in the National Library of Scotland, and Part 1 of J. Braidwood's Cheap-Book Catalogue for January 1843, and Part 2 for December 1843 in the Chambers Papers in the National Library of Scotland .
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; National Library of Scotland MS Dep 341/637
  • BRAND, Thomas apprentice printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1763
    Thomas Brand apprenticed to James Chalmers printer Aberdeen 1763
    Beavan
  • BRANDER, Alexander Cosmo, printer and bookseller Elgin
    Elgin 1831
    High Street Pigot 1837
    Opposite the Cross, High Street Russell's Morayshire Register 1844-47
    162 High Street Russell's Morayshire Register 1850
    36 High Street Slater 1852
    Wrote and printed A Call to the Holy Communion and other poems. Elgin, 1831. Printed The witty and entertaining exploits of George Buchanan and The blackbird both in the National Library of Scotland. the 1825 edition of Pigot's Directory gives Alexander Brander Esq as agent to the Hercules Insurance Office, High Street. There is no Brander in Slater's Directory 1860, but Black's Morayshire Directory 1863 has a Cosmo Brander, printer, Harvey's Stank, Tan Yard Lane.
    Chapbook Printers; Pigot 1825; Morayshire Directory; Slater 1852
  • BRANTINGHAM, George bookseller Aberdeen
    4 Gallowgate 1825
    Treasurer of the Aberdeen Anti-Slavery Society, and seller of anti-slavery pamphlets.
    Beavan
  • BRASH & REID booksellers and stationers Glasgow
    James Brash & William Reid 114 Trongate 1790
    Trongate 1791-1802
    170 Trongate 1803-17
    James Brash & Co 172 Trongate 1818-25
    50 Trongate 1828-40
    Publishers of a collection of 'Poetry Original and Selected' in parts. The collection includes some Robert Burns. James Brash junior merchant bookseller Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to deceased Archibald Brash merchant 18 November 1824.
    NLS Impr Ind; Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; GlasBurg; J. C. Ewing. 'Brash and Reid booksellers in Glasgow and their collection of 'Poetry original and selected'.' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society xxi pp.1-20, 1936.
  • BRASH, James & Co booksellers and stationers Glasgow
    172 Trongate 1818-23
    50 Trongate 1828-40
    Glas Dir
  • BRASH, James bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1775-81
    In the list of debts owing by the deceased Robert and Andrew Foulis...1781 with arrears to 1775.
    Glasgow UL MS Murray 602
  • BRASH, James bookseller and publisher Glasgow
    James Brash & William Reid 114 Trongate 1790
    Trongate 1791-1802
    170 Trongate 1803-17
    James Brash & Co 172 Trongate 1818-25
    50 Trongate 1828-40
    James Brash junior merchant bookseller Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to deceased Archibald Brash merchant 18 November 1824.
    NLS Impr Ind; Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; GlasBurg; J. C. Ewing. 'Brash and Reid booksellers in Glasgow and their collection of 'Poetry original and selected'.' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society xxi pp.1-20, 1936.
  • BREBNER TURNER & CO stationers and rag merchants Glasgow
    63 Wilson Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • BREMNAR [BREMNER], John booksellers and printers Arbroath
    125 High Street 1837
    Horner's Wynd 1846-52
    Pigot 1837; Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • BREMNER, Robert music shop Edinburgh and London
    The Golden Harp Edinburgh 1754
    At the harp and hautboy 1756-63
    Near the Cross 1762
    At the Cross 1773
    Head of Old Assembly Close 1774-77
    At the Cross 1778
    Back of the Cross Well 1780-82
    At the Cross 1784-88
    Started a business as music printer and publisher in Edinburgh about 1754. He moved to London in 1762 leaving the Edinburgh shop in hands of a manager. His London shop was At the harp and the hautboy, opposite Somerset House. 'Mr Bremner begs leave to acquaint the public, that he has now opened a music shop in London' [as well as keeping that in Edinburgh]. Caledonian Mercury 4 December 1762; Facing Somerset-house in the Strand, London Caledonian Mercury 21 January 1764 Caledonian Mercury 9 January 1760; 14 January 1761; 5 April 1762; 30 April 1763; he died London 12 May 1789. Will registered of Margaret Bruce, eldest daughter of the deceased Charles Bruce glazier in Edinburgh and spouse of the also deceased Robert Bremner late musicseller in London 26 March 1790.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Grove; EdinTest; DNB; Frank Kidson. British Music Publishers. London, 1900 pp.15-18
  • BREWSTER, John printer Edinburgh
    11 Society Brown's Square - entry to the Printing Office by Bristo Port 1823-26
    Forename from Edinburgh Index Pigot 1825.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • BRIGS [BRIGGS], John merchant and bookseller Edinburgh
    In the Luckenbooths 1716-33
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BRISBANE, William printer Edinburgh
    In Libberton's Wynd 1654
    Edinburgh 1654-69
    in Liberton's Wynd 1670
    Son of the late James Brisbie of Edinburgh apprenticed with Gideon Lithgow printer 5 July 1654; buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 26 February 1670; will of William Brisbane printer in Edinburgh registered 28 July 1670.
    Aldis 1904; EdinPren; GreyBuri; EdinTest; Bann.Misc.ii.295
  • BRISTOW, John bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    50 Trongate 1847
    & Co 203 Gallowgate 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BRITISH & FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY, Edinburgh
    39 George Street 1834-35
    69 George Street 1836
    36 Frederick Street 1837-46
    Edin Dir
  • BRITISH and FOREIGN NEWSPAPER and ADVERTISING Co. of London Edinburgh
    A. Mercer agent 48 Frederick Street 1848
    Edin Dir
  • BRITISH & FOREIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY subscription library Edinburgh
    British & Foreign Public Library and General Newspaper Saloon 4 Hunter Square 1824-25
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • BROCKLEY, Robert tinsmith & librarian Tranent
    Tranent 1852
    Librarian Parochial and Subscription Library
    Slater 1852
  • BRODIE, Andrew printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1815
    late of the University Printing House admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 17 May 1815.
    Cadell
  • BRODIE, George bookseller Kirkcaldy
    High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • BRODIE, William circulating library Alloa
    Session and Parish Clerk & Librarian Alloa 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BROOKMAN, B. and G. printers Edinburgh
    Head of Anchor Close 1821-22
    Edin Dir
  • BROOKMAN, Benjamin stationer Glasgow
    280 Argyll Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BROOKMAN, George and Co printer and stereotype founder Glasgow
    Villafield 1830-37
    steam press and stereotype foundry 83 Mitchell Street 1837-41
    George Brookman & Son printers 6 Union Street 1842-49
    This may be the George Brookman who was a Corrector of the Press at Glasgow University Press in 1825.
    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; Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BROOKMAN, George typefounder Glasgow
    Dobies Loan [index only] 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BROOKS, William paper manufacturer Lasswade
    Lasswade 1836-42
    In Edin Dir1834-35 with no trade at St Leonards, Lasswade.
    Edin Dir
  • BROTHERSTONE, John publisher Edinburgh
    Miln's Court 1820
    Edin Dir
  • BROTHERSTONE, John book agent for Mr Lochhead publisher Edinburgh
    5 Heriot's Bridge 1821-22
    Edin Dir
  • BROTHERSTONE, Peter paper maker Pennycuik
    Esk Mill 1775
    Mill No 31. In 1755 the first buildings at Esk Mills were erected by Peter Brotherstone. Soon after this date, Messrs Haig & White became associated with the firm whose chief product was cotton, but from the beginning about one ton of paper was made weekly.
    Thomson; Esk Mills Jubilee 1898-1948. Penicuik, 1948.
  • BROUGHTON, Thomas printer and spirit dealer Edinburgh
    113 Rose Street 1841
    Names too late for insertion Edin Dir1841
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN'S LIBRARY Edinburgh
    13 George Street 1833
    W. Whyte & Co booksellers were at this address in 1834.
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN and CROMBIE booksellers Edinburgh
    53 South Bridge Street 1809-10
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, FULLERTON & Company stationers Edinburgh
    Eskmill Paper Warehouse 17 Blair Street 1820
    9 Blair Street 1821-22
    Mill No 31
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN [Colin R.] & M'CALLUM [Thomas P.] booksellers, stationers and librarians Greenock
    4 Hamilton Street 1845
    Greenock 1845
  • BROWN & NAISMITH booksellers and printers Hamilton
    7 Townhead Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BROWN & SOMERVILLE [James] engraver, printers and lithographers Edinburgh
    James Somerville engraver 16 Gilmore Place 1840
    Brown & Somerville engravers, printers and lithographers 6 Hanover Street 1841
    James Somerville same address 1842-46
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN [David] & WARDLAW [John] booksellers and stationers Edinburgh
    16 South St Andrews Street 1827
    John Wardlaw 12 South St Andrews Street 1828-33
    35 West Register Street 1834-35
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN & Son, printers and booksellers Glasgow
    56 Trongate (Reid's Court)
    28 Nelson Street
    Printed a slip ballad Margaret Bell's Lament [19th Century]
    Chapbook Printers
  • BROWN & SON engravers, lithographers and letterpress printers Glasgow
    5 King Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, Mr bookseller [East] Linton
    'Linton' probably East Linton 1800
    To sell The Farmer's magazine, Edinburgh Advertiser 24 January 1800.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, Mrs printer and bookseller Duns
    Duns 1808
    Widow of James Brown.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, Mrs bookseller Edinburgh
    Parliament Closs 1737-45
    James Brown same address 1745-75
    Catalogues for an auction of books printed by James Watson to be taken in at Mrs. Brown's shop in Parliament Close. Caledonian Mercury 4 March 1737.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, Mrs bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1717
    Advertisement in The family instructor. Glasgow. 1717 to sell Anderson's Defence of the Presbyterians.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, A. bookseller Edinburgh
    13 South College Street 1850
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, Alexander booksellers, bookbinders, stationers, circulating library, art salon Aberdeen
    Alexander Brown and William Paterson Upperkirkgate 1785-89
    Alexander Brown Aberdeen 1789-90
    Homer's Head, Broad Street 1791
    Alexander Brown & Co Aberdeen 1810-23
    38 Broad Street 1824-25
    71 Union Street 1831-37
    79 Union Street 1841
    The Public Library 77 Union Street 1842
    Aberdeen 1843-1915
    Bible Society repository. Apprentices: David Wyllie; Forbes Frost; James Brownie; Alexander Hill; D. Hill transferred to Philip and Hill August 1807. Firm absorbed into David Wyllie & Son in 1915.
    NLS Impr Ind; Beavan; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Information from Rosemary Philip (John Philip's Memorandum Book)
  • BROWN, Alexander and CHALMERS, James papermakers Aberdeen
    Craigbeg Mill, Ferryhill 1803-7
    Alexander Brown bookseller and his father-in-law James Chalmers, printer and bookseller. The first mill in Scotland to install a Boulton and Watt steam engine. Lewis Smith of Culter Mill bought most of the machinery. The mill itself was turned into a brewery.
    Thomson
  • BROWN, Alexander librarian Edinburgh
    Old Excise Office, Cowgate 1774-76
    Kincaid's Land, Cowgate 1777-88
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, Alexander bookseller Edinburgh
    Opposite City Guard 1777-78
    Above Ship Close 1778
    Bridge Street 1780-86
    North Bridge Street 1788-91
    9 North Bridge 1803
    8 North Bridge 1806-11
    60 Leith Street 1813
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 7 February 1776. Married Barbara daughter of William Cleghorn bookbinder 13 April 1777. Advertisement in Edin Dir 1777, 'has purchased the Whole Stock in Trade of Mr William Miller, bookseller'. Successor to W. Millar; sale of books and shop to let Edinburgh Evening Courant 5 March 1791.
    EdinMarr; NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • BROWN, Alexander bookseller Edinburgh
    Robert Brown 2 West College Street 1828-40
    Robert & Alexander Brown same address 1841-43
    13 South College Street 1844-46
    booksellers and binders same address 1847-49
    Alexander Brown same address 1850-88
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, Andrew engraver Edinburgh
    Simon Square 1807-10
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, Andrew bookseller Edinburgh
    60 Leith-street 1811-26
    and stationer same address 1825
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • BROWN, Andrew auctioneer Glasgow
    Andrew Brown's Auction Room 1786
    Sale of books by auction 2 February Glasgow Mercury 19 January 1786.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROUNE, Andrew stationer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1676
    Burgess & Guild Brother as married to Jeane daughter of late Robert Thomson tailor 27 July 1676.
    GlasBurg
  • BROWN, Andrew bookseller Kinross
    Kinross 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BROWN, Charles apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1636
    Son of John Brown in Newmylnes of Cunningham apprenticed with Thomas Lawson bookseller 20 July 1636.
    EdinPren
  • BROWN, Charles printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1793-95
    Married Jean, daughter of deceased Thomas Thomson flax dresser 13 February 1793. Married Margaret daughter of deceased Jos Keir gentleman's servant 30 June 1795.
    EdinMarr
  • BROWN, Colin merchant Perth
    Perth 1717
    To sell Merchant's companion. 2nd ed. Advertisement in Family Instructor. Glasgow. 1717.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, Daniel bookseller and bookbinder Dunse
    Dunse 1820
    'Only Middling. Daft & yet more knave than fool' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    Pigot 1820; Bell
  • BROWN, David, bookseller Edinburgh
    Brown & Crombie 53 South Bridge 1809-10
    D. Brown same address 1811-16
    6 South St Andrew Street 1817-22
    16 South St Andrew Street 1823-26
    [David] Brown & [John] Wardlaw same address 1827
    John Wardlaw 12 South St Andrew Street 1828-31
    Appears in the imprint of The history of Hardy, the soldier printed by A. and J. Aikman, about 1815. Author of Letters in defence of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Edinburgh, 1826; and Remarks on Colonel Stewart's Sketches of the Highlanders. 1823.
    Edin Dir; Chapbook Printers
  • BROWN, David bookseller Edinburgh
    46 High Street 1814-19
    Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 6 July 1819.
    Edin Dir; Cadell
  • BROWN, David bookseller Edinburgh
    45 Bristo Street New Dir 1824
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, David map engraver Edinburgh
    23 Downie Street 1837-38
    10 South College Street 1839
    10 Anthony Place 1840-41
    Mrs David Brown same address 1842-43
    David Brown map engraver same address 1844
    engraver same address 1845-53
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, David bookseller Kilmarnock
    97 King Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BROWN, Mrs E. bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    3 Dundas Street 1829-32
    6 Pitt Street 1833
    Edin Dir; Gray 1833
  • BROWN, Ebenezer bookbinder Edinburgh
    17 Bristo Street 1849-50
    8 Lothian Road 1851
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, Ebenezer & Co bookseller Glasgow
    17 Saltmarket 1818
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, G. merchant Perth
    Perth 1781-99
    Sold publications of the Secession Church.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, G. D. bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    7 James Court 1832
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, George bookseller and circulating library Edinburgh
    58 West Port 1817-30
    66 West Port 1831-35
    33 Home Street 1836-37
    Pigot 1837 gives 32 Home Street
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • BROWN, George bookseller and bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1659-76
    Burgess as serving apprentice with deceased James Winchester bookbinder 24 February 1659; George Browne mentioned in Lithgow's inventory 1662. Bann.Misc.ii.280; Mentioned among the debtors in A. Anderson's inventory of 1676 Bann.Misc. ii.283.
    Aldis 1904; GlasBurg
  • BROWN, George apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1771
    George Brown apprenticed to James Provan bookbinder Glasgow 27 December 1771
    Maxted
  • BROWN, George bookbinder Glasgow
    Old Vennal 1815
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, Gilbert apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1645
    Son of late Andrew Brown sometime of Hartrie apprenticed with John Threapland bookseller 8 January 1645.
    EdinPren
  • BROWN, Grace circulating library Gourock
    Shore Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BROWN, Henry bookseller stationer and musicseller Dundee
    45 (West end) High Street. 1846-52
    Dundee 1846; Slater 1852
  • BROWN, Hugh printer and bookbinder Glasgow
    Above the Cross 1713
    In the middle of the Salt Mercat 1717
    Glasgow 1718-20
    Assumed, without authority, the title of Printer to the University of Glasgow in 1714.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, J. seal engraver Glasgow
    (from London) above 75 Trongate 1823
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, James printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1650-61
    Son of William Brown Minister of Innernochtie. Succeeded Raban 9 January 1650 in same premises; Printer to the Town & University. Died July 1661. Wife Agnes Rutherford survived him; James Browne printer [buried] 16 July 1661 at the west dyke. Aberdeen Kirk & Bridge Work Accounts; Succeeded by John Forbes.
    Aldis 1904; Aberdeen Printers
  • BROWN, James printer Carluke
    Market Place 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BROWN, James & Co papermakers Currie and Penicuik
    Blackie, Fullerton, Sommerville and Brown Valleyfield Mill, Penicuik1815-20
    James Brown & Co 1820-20th Century
    Kinleith Mill, Currie 1841-43
    'After the Battle of Waterloo, James Brown, in association with Messrs Blackie, Fullarton, and Sommerville, acquired the property. In 1820, James Brown assumed sole control of the business. his son-in-law Thomas M'Dougal became a partner. James Brown Patented suction box for continuous web papermaking in 1836.The firm seems also to have run Kinleith Mill, Currie from 1841-43. On James's death in 1852, Thomas M'Dougal succeeded to the business. Mr M'Dougal died in 1871 and was succeeded by his sons Edward and Thomas. In 1872 John Jardine joined the firm. In 1898 the firm became a limited company.' Kinleith Mill was in the hands of M'Murray and Russell in 1840 and of Henry Bruce in 1844.
    Gray 1835; Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837; Thomson; Slater 1852; Esk Mills Jubilee 1898-1848. Penicuik; Printed for James Brown & Co 1948.
  • BROWN, James bookseller, stationer, printer and bookbinder Duns
    James Brown Duns 1797
    Mrs Brown Duns 1808
    Duns 1820-25
    South Street 1837
    Printed An account of the improvement of moss. 2nd ed. Dunse. 1797. 'Good; Does little and is a great Screw' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    NLS Impr Ind; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bell
  • BROWN, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1588-1613
    Burgess as son to Walter Brown tailor 25 October 1588; Witness to a baptism 8 December 1598 Scottish Antiquary v,90; Married Jean Airthour 28 January 1613.
    Aldis 1904; EdinBurg; EdinMarr
  • BROWN, James bookseller Edinburgh
    Mris Brown Parliament Closs 1741-5
    James Brown same address 1745-1775
    Exchange 1776
    Parliament Square 1778-80
    "late bookseller" [i.e. retired] Brown's Close 1782
    Married Agnes daughter of Dr Alexander Martine, physician 5 March 1758. James Dodsley sued him 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. Wills registered of James Brown sometime bookseller in Edinburgh and Agnes Martin his spouse 26 April 1799.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinMarr; Caledonian Mercury 9 January 1760; 1 April 1761; 3 November 1762; 12 January 1763; 29 September 1764; EdinTest; McDougall. Smugglers; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • BROWN, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1791
    Married Katharine daughter of deceased Thomas Dick farmer at Kinnell near Bo'ness 20 May 1791.
    EdinMarr
  • BROWN, James bookseller and printer & newspaper publisher Galashiels
    High Town 1852
    publisher of The Border Advertiser
    Slater 1852
  • BROWN [BROWNE], James bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1661-1685
    Burgess as serving apprentice with Robert Sanders bookbinder 24 January 1661; Guild Brother 20 January 1670; Mentioned in Lithgow's inventory 1661 as James Browne. Bann. Misc. ii.280; Debtor to Andrew Anderson. Inventory 1676 Bann.Misc.ii.283. John Stevinstoune Burgess as serving apprentice with James Browne bookbinder 30 September 1680. Sold James Paterson's Scots Arithmetician. Edinburgh, 1685.
    GlasBurg; Aldis 1904
  • BROWN, James stationer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1690
    Burgess by right of his master 13 November 1690.
    GlasBurg
  • BROWN, James stationer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1715
    Burgess and Guild Brother as married Helen daughter to deceased John M'Gilchrist merchant 8 July 1715.
    GlasBurg
  • BROWN, James bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1713-17
    Advertisement in The family instructor. Glasgow. 1717 to sell Anderson's Defence of the Prebyterians. Janet Hunter relict will registered 15 November 1736 and 16 January 1738. Apprentices: Thomas Aird , son of John Aird of Eshaburn, apprenticed to James Brown bookbinder Glasgow 1713; James Long, son of Robert Long merchant of Glasgow, apprenticed to James Brown bookbinder Glasgow 1713
    NLS Impr Ind; GlasTest
  • BROWN, James bookseller Glasgow
    James and John & Mris Brown in Company Glasgow 1724-6
    Alexander Carmichael John & James Brown Alexander Millar & Mris Brown in Company Glasgow 1733-34
    Alexander Carmichael, Alexander Miller, John & James Brown and Mris Brown in Company Glasgow 1734-35
    Alexander Carmichael, Alexander Miller, John & James Brown in Company Glasgow 1736
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, James stationer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1739
    Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to John Brown stationer 6 December 1739.
    GlasBurg





    BROWN, James stationer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1748
    James Robb stationer Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with James Brown stationer 23 August 1748.
    GlasBurg
  • BROWN, James bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1750
    Andrew Penman merchant Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Christian daughter to James Brown bookbinder 22 February 1750.
    GlasBurg
  • BROWN, James bookseller Glasgow
    Saltmarket 1769-1779
    James Brown apprenticed to John Marshall bookbinder Glasgow 1758. John Willison's Afflicted. Glasgow. 1769 & Edward Cocker's Arithmetic. Glasgow. 1771 printed for him. Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with John Marshall bookbinder 31 July 1769. Apprentice: John Liddle apprenticed to James Brown bookbinder Glasgow 1770; John Liddell bookseller Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with James Brown bookseller 22 July 1779.
    Maxted; NLS Impr Ind; Maxted; GlasBurg
  • BROWN, James music and toy shop Glasgow
    114 High Street 1809
    91 High Street 1815
    Mrs Brown same address 1823
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, James music seller Glasgow
    35 Wilson Street 1823-25
    75 Wilson Street 1828
    Mrs James Brown same address 1835-37
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • BROWN, James seal engraver Glasgow
    145 Trongate 1828
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, James & Co printers Glasgow
    99 Blackfriars Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, James papermaker Pennicuick and Currie
    Blackie, Fullerton, Sommerville and Brown Valleyfield Mill, Penicuik1815-20
    James Brown & Co 1820-20th Century
    Kinleith Mill, Currie 1841-43
    'After the Battle of Waterloo, James Brown, in association with Messrs Blackie, Fullarton, and Sommerville, acquired the property. In 1820, James Brown assumed sole control of the business. his son-in-law Thomas M'Dougal became a partner. James Brown patented a suction box for continuous web papermaking in 1836. The firm seems also to have run Kinleith Mill, Currie from 1841-43. On James's death in 1852, Thomas M'Dougal succeeded to the business. Mr M'Dougal died in 1871 and was succeeded by his sons Edward and Thomas. In 1872 John Jardine joined the firm. In 1898 the firm became a limited company.' Kinleith Mill was in the hands of M'Murray and Russell in 1840 and of Henry Bruce in 1844.
    Gray 1835; Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837; Thomson; Slater 1852; Esk Mills Jubilee 1898-1848. Penicuik; Printed for James Brown & Co 1948.
  • BROWN, James C. bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    218 Argyll Street 1844
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, John, bookseller Duns
    Duns 1781-87
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1593
    Catherine Norwell wife of Robert Smyth left John Broun prentar v merkis. 1593 DE.479.
    Aldis 1904; Dickson & Edmond
  • BROWN, John bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1654-1666
    At foot of Baille's Wynd 1666
    Son of Robert Brown at Stewarton Kirk apprenticed with James Glen bookseller 1 February 1654; Married Janet Archbald 25 June 1658; Children of John Brown 'stationer' buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 10 April 1665; 6 July 1666; 24 February 1667; Child of John Brown 'printer' buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 8 December 1687; John Brown buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 13 February 1666.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr; GreyBuri
  • BROUN, John journeyman printer Edinburgh
    of The Heirs of Andrew Anderson 1678
    Petitioned the Privy Council to claim exemption from watching and warding as an employee of the King's Printer.
    Register of the Privy Council of Scotland Ser. 3 v. 441.
  • BROWN, John apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1712
    John Brown, son of George Brown merchant and burgess of Edinburgh, apprenticed to James Ogston and Martha Stevenson bookbinders Edinburgh 1712
    Maxted
  • BROWN, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Within the foot College Wynd 1724
    John & William Brown 1726
    John Brown Mid-Common Close 1730
    Cowl's Close Canongate-head North side of the Street 1734
    South side of the Street above the Bow-Head Well 1735-6
    schoolmaster Middle of the West Port 1737
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1731
    Married Janet Sharp widow of Patrick Hutchison cook 12 February 1731.
    EdinMarr
  • BROWN, John printer Edinburgh
    St Patrick's Square 1784-95
    St Patrick's Square - office Anchor Close 1796-97
    Anchor Close 1795-1818
    Married Isobel daughter of Robert Wight baker and widow of James Hutchison 5 February 1780. 'late printer' [i.e. dead] 1819.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, John printer Edinburgh
    Blackfriars Wynd 1788
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, John journeyman printer Edinburgh
    James Robertson, Horsewynd 1792
    Witness at trial of Walter Berry and James Robertson for publishing a seditious libel 1792.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, John printer Edinburgh
    Symon Square 1794-99
    Anchor Close 1800-1818
    late printer - house 8 Arniston Place 1819
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, John printer Edinburgh
    Under Meal Market Stairs 1799
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, John bookseller Edinburgh
    230 High Street 1815-19
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, John stationer Edinburgh
    5 Frederick Street 1831
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, John engraver and lithographer Edinburgh
    engraver 507 Lawnmarket 1834-35
    5 North Bridge 1836-37
    engraver, printer and lithographer 8 North Bridge 1837-44
    engraver and lithographer 16 Keir Street 1845
    Printed The life, trial, and execution of Mary Thompson aged 19, who was executed at Edinburgh 22nd Feb. 1841. Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 2 May 1843.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Chapbook Printers; Cadell; Bush.2
  • BROWN, John colourer of natural history Edinburgh
    28 Salisbury Street 1834-36
    10 Salisbury Street 1837-45
    Wright's Place 1846
    1 Surgeon's Square 1847
    4 Nottingham Terrace 1848-49
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, John stationer and bookbinderGlasgow
    Glasgow 1715-20
    Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Marion daughter to James Sheirer weaver 4 July 1715. Apprentice: James Danskaine, son of William Danskaine of Dumblaine, apprenticed to John Brown bookbinder Glasgow 1720.
    GlasBurg; Maxted
  • BROWN, John stationer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1739
    James Brown stationer Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to John Brown stationer 6 December 1739.
    GlasBurg
  • BROWN, John bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1741
    Patrick Davie Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with John Brown bookbinder 20 May 1741.
    GlasBurg
  • BROWN, John bookseller Glasgow
    Salt-Mercat 1748
    Near the head of the Gallowgate 1755
    John Brown junior Gallowgate 1759-60
    Will of John Brown bookseller was registered 28 April 1766.
    NLS Impr Ind; GlasTest
  • BROWN, John merchant Glasgow
    Glasgow 1766
    John Collin. The weaver's pocket book. Glasgow. 1766 was printed for him.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, John apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1770
    John Brown apprenticed to Robert Colvill bookbinder Glasgow 12 November 1770
    Maxted
  • BROWN, John engraver Glasgow
    87 Saltmarket 1822-23
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, John seal engraver, jeweller and lapidary Glasgow
    53 Arcade 1835
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, John bookseller and librarian Paisley
    Midst of the East side of the Water Wynd 1794
    'lender and seller of books'. He wrote, and published, Six original essays. Paisley, 1794.
    Crawford
  • BROWN, John printer Perth
    John Brown and John Gillies 1784-5
    John Brown 1785-6
    Printing type and utensils to be sold by auction Edinburgh Evening Courant 29 March 1787.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BROWN, Patrick, bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1820?
    Appears in the imprint of Life, trial and execution of Agnes Rae, aged 22, who was executed at Maidstone, for the murder of Mr George Wilson NLS L.C.2817A(19). He has not been traced in the Edinburgh Directories.
    Chapbook Printers
  • BROWN, Peter bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    37 Nicolson Street 1815-27
    51 Hanover Street 1828-29
    48 George Street 1830-31
    59 South Bridge 1832-34
    and publisher same address 1835-38
    bookseller 51 Hope Park end 1839-42
    47 Hope Park end 1843-44
    Edin Dir; Gray 1835; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • BROWN, Peter printer Edinburgh
    Lady Stair's Close 1832-34
    19 St James Square 1835-46
    19 St James Square and Logie, Canonmills 1847-48
    Logie, Canonmills 1849
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BROWN, R[obert] & A[lexander] booksellers Edinburgh
    Robert Brown 2 West College Street 1828-40
    R. & A. Brown same address 1841-43
    13 South College Street 1844-46
    booksellers and binders same address 1847-49
    Alexander Brown same address 1850-88
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BROWN, Robert bookseller bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1651-1676
    At the sign of the Sun on the north side of the street over against the Cross
    Son of Mr John Brown Minister at Twynam apprenticed with Robert Crombie bookseller 12 October 1642; Robert Crombie left his Best stand of cloaths to Robert Browne my prenteiss in 1645 Bann.Misc.ii.270; Married Frances Lands 12 July 1649; Burgess and Guild Brother in right of wife Frances daughter to James Lands merchant deceased 26 November and 3 December 1651; Wills registered of Frances Lands and Robert Broune stationer, Burgess of Edinburgh 22 April 1658. Children buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 23 April 1660; 27 November 1660; Married Margaret Sinserff 30 November 1660; Children buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 15 April 1664; 7 January 1665; 3 January 1666; Wife Margaret Sydserf buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 26 March 1667; Married Margaret Dundass 17 January 1668; Son Robert buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 14 September 1670; Books bought from him. Fountainehall's Journals App.1-2. SHS xxxvi. Juror at Major Weir's trial 1670; Appealed to Privy Council 1671 against Anderson's attempt to enforce monopoly. Lee Appendix xxiv; Son William buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 10 May 1673. Child 10 January 1674; Will registered 7 May 1685. Bann.Misc.ii.296; Widow Margaret Dundas buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 27 February 1685; Apprentices: Thomas Brown 10 December 1651; Burgess 12 January 1659; Robert Lindsay 12 September 1655; William Haliburton 2 December 1668; James Liddell 6 December 1676.
    Aldis 1904; EdinPren; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; GreyBuri; EdinTest
  • BROWN, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Forrester's Wynd 1713-20
    In the middle of Forrester's Wynd 1721-6
    Edinburgh 1727-33
    Married Isobel Donaldson, daughter of the late James Donaldson, merchant and Burgess 25 October 1710. Much of his printing was of Last dying speeches of criminals and such ephemera. Published a number of children's books. An hundred godly lessons 1718 and Early soliloquies 1719 are in the National Library of Scotland.
    EdinMarr; NLS Impr Ind; Chapbook Printers
  • BROWN, Robert bookseller Edinburgh
    15 Potterrow 1822-27
    2 West College Street 1828-40
    R. & A. Brown same address 1841-43
    13 South College Street 1844-46
    booksellers and binders same address 1847-49
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • BROWN, Robert bookseller Edinburgh
    58 Candlemaker Row 1841-42
    49 Lothian Street 1843-46
    107 Pleasance 1847
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, Robert M. engraver, lithographer and copperplate printer Glasgow
    10 Jamaica Street 1841-44
    29 Jamaica Street 1845-48
    Brown & Son 5 King Street 1849-52
    56 Trongate and 28/29 Nelson Street 1853
    Schenck; Glas Dir
  • BROWN, Robert S. bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    43 Nelson Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, S. bookbinder Glasgow
    9 Princes Street 1823
    Glas Dir
  • BROWN, Samuel & Son bookseller and circulating library Haddington
    John Croumbie and Samuel Brown ironmongers Haddington 1804-16
    Samuel Brown ironmonger Haddington 1816-23?
    Manager East Lothian Itinerating Library Back Street 1837
    Samuel Brown, the eighth son of the Reverend John Brown of Haddington, author of the Self-Interpreting Bible and Jane Nimmo was born 30 April 1779. He was apprenticed to John Croumbie at the age of 11. The Sketch says that Croumbie was an ironmonger, but Some account says that he was a wholesale merchant to the chapmen. Self-educated, Samuel Brown built a schoolroom and taught a School on Sunday evenings. He went into partnership with John Croumbie in 1804. In 1806 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Duncan of Comely Gardens. In 1817, he started his itinerating libraries. He bought 200 volumes, about two-thirds of which were of a moral tendency, divided them into four lots of fifty volumes each, and stationed them in the villages of Aberlady, Saltoun, Tyninghame and Garvald in the care of volunteer librarians. They were removed every two years and replaced with the books in one of the other villages. The success of the scheme in the first four years encouraged hm to extend it. In 1823 he extended the scheme to the whole of East Lothian. By 1836, there were 47 libraries and 2,380 volumes in circulation. The supply of books was paid for by using them as a subscription library in Haddington and the other towns for two years, before transferring the stock to the itinerating libraries. The scheme thus paid for itself. The scheme was tried in many other places with varying success, but only in East Lothian, under the management of its originator, did it prove a complete success. In 1833, he was elected Provost of Haddington. He died 13 July 1839.
    Pigot 1837; Sketch of the late Mr Samuel Brown, of Haddington, extracted from the United Session Magazine for December, 1839. Edinburgh, 1839; Some Account of Itinerating Libraries and their Founder. Edinburgh, 1856; William Brown. Memoir relative to Itinerating Libraries. 2nd ed. Edinburgh [1830?]; Samuel Brown. Itinerating Libraries for Morayshire. [Haddington, 1831?] this gives practical details not in William Brown's Memoir
  • BROWN, Thomas bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    At his shop on the Plain-stones over against the Stone-shop
    printer Thomas Brown 1674-1678
    Thomas Brown & J. Glen 1678
    Thomas Brown & J. Swintoun 1679
    Thomas Brown, J. Glen & J.Weir 1681
    Son of Mr John Brown Minister at Twynam apprenticed with Robert Broun bookseller 10 December 1651; Burgess as apprentice to Robert Brown bookseller 12 January 1659; Debtor in Lithgow's inventory 1662 Bann.Misc.ii.279; married Marion Calderwood 9 October 1667; Guild Brother, Burgess before, in right of wife Maryon daughter to Thomas Calderwood merchant 16 December 1668; Children buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 24 August 1669; 5 July 1674; his son Thomas 8 June 1687; Thomas Brown was probably one of the booksellers who acquired the printing house of the Society of Stationers 1671; partner in A. Anderson's gift as King's Printer 1671; Books bought from him 1673-77 Fountainehall's Journals App 1 & 2 SHS xxxvi; Books printed for him, not by him after 1687; died 1695? Apprentices: Robert Lennox 6 February 1661; James Crichton 24 April 1667.
    Aldis 1904; EdinPren; EdinBurg; EdinMarr; GreyBuri
  • BROWN, Thomas stationer Edinburgh
    Eastfield 1722
    Will registered of Thomas Brown of Eastfield stationer and burgess 30 May 1722.
    EdinTest
  • BROWN, Thomas stationer, printseller and bookseller Edinburgh
    stationer South East corner Parliament Close 1785-7
    stationer and printseller same address 1788
    bookseller Head of North Bridge 1790
    stationer 1 North Bridge 1791-96
    bookseller 1 North Bridge East side 1797-1820
    Advertisement in Edinburgh Evening Courant 11 June 1785; Married Elizabeth daughter of William Swinton wright in the Canongate Kirk 7 August 1789.Member and Secretary of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 18 November 1790. Witness at the wedding of James Symington bookseller and Agnes daughter of Andrew Ready engraver in Glasgow in the Canongate Kirk 18 May 1793. Apprentice: William Swinton, Burgess 12 June 1820; apprenticed the same day as from 20 December 1808.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Williamson 1794; CanonMarr; EdinBurg; Pigot 1820; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • BROWN, Thomas printer Leith
    Broad Wynd 1805-06
    Edin Dir
  • BROWN, Thomas, printer bookseller bookbinder newsroom and chemist Selkirk
    Selkirk 1820-25
    Water Row 1837-52
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Slater 1852
  • BROWN, Thomas bookbinder Leslie
    Leslie 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BROWN, William bookbinder Aberdeen
    Nelson Street 1834-42
    Beavan; Pigot 1837
  • BROWN, William bookseller bookbinder and stationer Dundee and Edinburgh
    Shop formerly occupied by Mr Nicol Dundee 1791-93
    Parliament Close, Edinburgh 1793-5
    Exchange 1796-7
    printer Foot of Mary King's Close 1799
    Clam Shell Stair 1800-1803
    Herald Office, 2 St Patrick's Square 1804-05
    of The Herald and Chronicle house - 2 St Patrick Square 1806
    of The Weekly Journal same address 1807-08
    Mrs William Brown same address 1809-10
    Son of William Brown, Secession Minister of Craigdam, apprenticed to a merchant in Glasgow. Became editor of the Dundee Repository. went from there to Edinburgh, where he had a shop in 1793; edited the Edinburgh Herald and Chronicle, the Edinburgh Weekly Journal and died in 1809
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Aberdeen awa'
  • BROWN, William printer Dundee
    Narrow of Murraygate 1824
    56 Murraygate 1825
    and grocer Key's Close South side Nethergate [printer] and Blackness Road [grocer]
    printer Scouringburn 1837
    29 Scouringburn 1852
    Dundee 1824; Pigot 1825; Dundee 1829; Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • BROWN, William apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1639
    Son of Mr Robert Brown Reader at Haddington apprenticed with William Marscell bookbinder 4 December 1639.
    EdinPren
  • BROWN, William bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    Foreagainst entry to Parliament Close 1713-14
    North side of the Street a little above the Cross 1715-9
    printer William Brown and John Mosman 1716-7
    James M'Euen William Brown and John Mosman 1718
    William Brown & Co a little above the Cross 1719
    Parliament Close 1720-23
    William Brown & John Mosman same address 1724-9
    William Brown same address 1729-32
    Married Janet Brown daughter of the late James Brown of Lindsaylands, now in Biggar Parish 5 June 1715; Brown & Mosman often as Brown & Co in imprints; 'Assigns of James Watson. printers to the King' 1724-5; Bushnell says that his widow succeeded him about 1731 (see Mris Brown). Apprentices: Hugh Deans 18 May 1720, Burgess 4 May 1726 EdinPren; Edinburg; Hugh Deans son of John Deanes of North Berwick, apprenticed to William Browne bookseller Edinburgh 1720 Maxted George Houston 24 April 1724 EdinBurg; George Houston, son of James Houston of Kirklistoune, apprenticed to William Browne bookseller Edinburgh 1724 Maxted.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; EdinPren; Maxted
  • BROWN, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    Opposite to the Back Stairs [Cowgate] 1773
    Rattery's Close, Cowgate 1774-82
    Opposite to the Back Stairs 1784
    Ayer's [Eyre's] Close, Cowgate 1786-90
    Opposite the Foot of the New Stairs, Cowgate 1792
    Opposite the Back Stairs, Cowgate 1793
    Opposite the New Stairs, Cowgate 1780; 1792-97
    Opposite the Meal Market 1799
    Entry betwixt Forrester's and Liberton's Wynd 1800-01
    'Journeyman bookbinder' married Katherine daughter to James Jackson gardener in Whitehouse 6 November 1768. Daughter Isoble [sic] married William Wilson merchant 4 April 1793. The first seven, at any rate, of these addresses seem to be the same premises.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir; Williamson 1797; Charles B. Boog Watson. Notes on the names of the closes and wynds of old Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 1923, pp.139-40
  • BROWN, William running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1788
    Married Mary M'Gregor relict of Robert Young mason 14 July 1788.
    EdinMarr
  • BROWNING, John & Co booksellers Edinburgh
    54 South Bridge 1846-47
    Edin Dir


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