Brownlie, A - Cairns, Walter

  • BROWNLIE, A. & W.D. booksellers Glasgow
    Glasgow 1805-08
    A principal firm in the number trade, selling books in parts by means of canvassers, who called door to door for orders and to deliver the books. At the end of 1805, John Blackie gave up the weaving trade was engaged by one of the Browlnlie brothers to 'travel for him to canvass and deliver. The brother became a very drunken man and his business got all wrong - when I was called upon by his brother who was principal creditor to take up part of the business I entered into arrangements with him and commenced on my own account to travel for myself' John Blackie's notebook. His partners Archibald Fullarton, William Sommerville and Edward Khull, the printer, all worked for the firm.
    Agnes A. Blackie. Blackie & Son 1809-1959: a short history of the firm. London and Glasgow, 1959
  • BROWNLIE, James librarian to the Trades Library and Collector of Statute Labour Money for Abbey Parish Paisley
    18 Lady Lane 1831
    Fowler 1831
  • BROWNLIE, William publisher Paisley
    Well Meadow 1795-8
    Published a number of works by Thomas Boston and one by Robert Traill.
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  • BRUCE & ANDERSON lithographic printers Glasgow
    35 Miller Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BRUCE, John & BOYLE, John printers Aberdeen
    Printing-office in the Broadgate 1768-9
    John Bruce merchant and bookseller 1767. Partnership dissolved. Aberdeen Journal 16 October 1769.
    Beavan; NLS Impr Ind
  • BRUCE [George Duncan] and MUNRO bookbinders Edinburgh
    6 Mound Place 1833
    G.D.Bruce 4 Mound Place 1834-36
    7 James Court 1837-43
    Borthwick's Close [186 High Street] 1844-45
    429 Lawnmarket 1846-47
    Edin Dir
  • BRUCE, A. bookseller Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1800
    Sold Alexander Fraser's Commentary on Isaiah. Edinburgh Advertiser 1 April 1800.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BRUCE, Alexander bookseller Greenock
    Greenock 1815
    Sold tracts of The Glasgow Religious Tract Society 1815.
    Report of the Committee of the Glasgow Religious Tract Society. Glasgow, 1815
  • BRUCE, Frederick George wood engraver Edinburgh
    51 Clerk Street 1843
    Died January 1844.
    Edin Dir; Johnst3
  • BRUCE, George Duncan bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    Bruce & Monro 6 Mound Place 1833
    G.D.Bruce 4 Mound Place 1834-36
    7 James Court 1837-43
    Borthwick's Close [186 High Street] 1844-45
    429 Lawnmarket 1846-47
    Christian name Edin Dir1844. Names too late for insertion Edin Dir1846.
    Edin Dir; Ramsden; Pigot 1837
  • BRUCE, Hamilton publisher Edinburgh [or rather Oxford]
    Edinburgh 1751
    A false imprint cf D. Nichol Smith. 'Thos Warton's miscellany'. Review of English Studies xix 263-75 (1943)
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  • BRUCE, Henry papermaker Currie
    Kinleith Mill 1844-85
    Henry Bruce & Sons same address 1886
    Henry Bruce & Son same address 1887-89
    P.C. Bruce same address 1890
    Henry Bruce & Sons same address 1891-20th Century
    James Brown & Co were at Kinleith Mill in 1843
    Edin Dir; Slater 1852
  • BRUCE, James newspaper office Aberdeen, Cupar, Edinburgh, Madras, Newastle and Belfast
    of Observer Office 68 Broad Street 1834-36
    Editor of The Fifeshire Journal Cupar 1840-47
    Edinburgh 1847
    editor of The Madras Athenaeum Madras
    editor of The Newcastle Chronicle, Newcastle
    editor of The Northern Whig Belfast 1858-61
    James Bruce published The Black Kalendar of Aberdeen. Aberdeen, 1840; and Lives of eminent men of Aberdeen, 1841. He was editor of the Fifeshire Journal from 1840-47, and while in Cupar he published Table Talk. Cupar, 1845, and a Guide to the Edinburgh and the Northern Railway [n.d.]. In 1847 he was commissioned by The Scotsman to make inquiries into the destitution in the Highlands. The results appeared in The Scotsman from January to March 1847. They also employed him to report on the moral and sanitory condition of Edinburgh. He was afterwards successively editor of the Madras Athenaeum; the Newcastle Chronicle, and the Belfast Northern Whig. He died in Belfast 19 August 1861.
    Beavan; DNB; Waterloo Directory of Scottish Newspapers 1800-1900; Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers 1800-1900
  • BRUCE, James wood engraver and stamp cutter Edinburgh
    3 Potterrow 1832-39
    51 Clerk Street 1840-42
    61 Nicolson Street 1843
    51 Nicolson Street 1844-46
    7 Richmond Place 1847
    51 Nicolson Street 1848
    F.G. Bruce wood engraver 51 Clerk Street 1843.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BRUCE, John printer Edinburgh
    John Bruce and Company Craig's Close 1762-69
    Will registered 6 June 1769; John Bruce deceased the business is carried on by his son-in-law David Willison Edinburgh Evening Courant 12 June 1769.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinTest
  • BRUCE, John printer Edinburgh
    Sir John Hunter Blair Bart and John Bruce 1798-1800
    Sir David Hunter Blair Bart & John Bruce Printers to His [Her] Majesty Blair Street 1800-1839
    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. He married Kathrine daughter of Thomas Andrew gardener in Marchfield 4 July 1797. 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 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.
    NLS Impr Ind; CanonMarr; Pigot 1825
  • BRUCE, Norman McLeod printer and copper-plate printer Dumfries
    26 Queensbury Square 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • BRUCE, Peter printer paper maker and engineer Edinburgh
    printer Holy-Rood-House 1687-88
    papermaker Canonmills 1681-3
    Peter Bruce, John Campbell and James Peddie Woodsyde, near Glasgow 1683-86
    Peter Bruce and James Home Restalrig 1686-90
    Foreign engineer, papermaker, and manufacturer of playing cards. Took over John Watson's Press in October 1687; Royal Printer to James II in the Roman Catholic interest December 1687. A Mob destroyed his printing house 10 December 1688. He Imprisoned till June 1689; His wife was named Louise Ghaiiej; Papermill at Restalrig acquired by James Hamilton 1690. Printing materials sold to Society of Stationers. Nicolas de Champ worked for him as a papermaker. Apprentice papermaker: James Hamilton.
    Aldis 1904; EBS vi 88. Watson. 17. Lee 146 App.lxxii; Waterston 1; Thomson
  • BRUCE, Peter paper and rag warehouse Glasgow
    6 Shuttle Street and 168-170 Broomielaw 1835-37
    6 Shuttle Street 1840
    Bruce & Co, 172 Broomielaw store Delftfield Lane 1844
    172 and 174 Broomielaw and 11 and 13 Delftfield Lane 1847
    172 and 174 Broomielaw 1849
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BRUCE, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Foulis Close 1800-01
    Edin Dir
  • BRUCE, Robert printer, agent for printers materials Glasgow
    30 Charlotte Street 1847-49
    Glas Dir
  • BRUCE, Thomas printer Glasgow
    3 High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • BRUMBY, Thomas paper and rag warehouse Edinburgh
    Middle of Niddery Street 1804-10
    19 Niddry Street 1811-14
    19 Niddry Street - stone and rag warehouse 72 Rose Street 1815-18
    paper, stone and rag warehouse 72 Rose Street 1819-23
    china, glass and stone warehouse same address 1824-27
    china and glass warehouse same address 1828-33
    Edin Dir
  • BRUNTON, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1798
    Married Ann daughter of deceased William Gow printer 5 June 1798.
  • BRYCE, Agnes bookseller Stranraer
    George-street 1820-37
    'Bad; Failed lately and paid 5/- per £ owing principally to the foolish conduct of her sons' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bell
  • BRYCE, David bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    84 Buchanan Street 1835-37
    103 Buchanan Street 1840
    101 Buchanan Street 1844-49
    Christian name from Trade index Glas Dir1840.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BRYCE, James printer Edinburgh
    of Anderson & Bryce 46 Nicolson Street 1827
    61 Clerk Street 1828-50
    Edin Dir
  • BRYCE, James bookseller Glasgow
    Bridgegate 1783
    Glas Dir
  • BRYCE, James bookseller Stirling
    Broad-street 1820
    53 Broad Street, 1825
    Pigot 1820; 1825
  • BRYCE, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1767
    married Margaret daughter to deceast Andrew Gibson farmer in Forcewall 27 September 1767.
  • BRYCE, John printer and bookseller Glasgow
    Gallowgate Printing-house 1742
    Shop above the Cross 1744
    John Bryce & David Paterson 1752-9
    Opposite to the Bank New Street 1755-7
    Bridgegate 1758-9
    John Bryce Bridgegate 1759
    John Bruce and Archibald McLean Bridgegate 1760
    John Bruce 1760-1
    Printing Office Bridgegate shop Saltmercat 1761-84
    bookseller 23 Saltmarket 1787
    John Bryce printer Burgess and Guild Brother as younger son to Patrick Bryce hammerman 8 February 1757. Married in Edinburgh Margaret daughter of Andrew Gibson 27 Sept 1767. Apprentice: John Marshall apprenticed to John Bryce printer Glasgow 1760
    NLS Impr Ind; GlasBurg; EdinMarr; Glas Dir; Maxted
  • BRYCE, Patrick bookseller Glasgow
    Above the Cross 1742-1757
    Burgess & Guild Brother by right of father Patrick Bryce Hammerman 8 February 1759.
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  • BRYCE, R. bookseller Stranraer
    Stranraer 1795-98
    Advertisements in the Glasgow Courier 7 May 1795 and 7 April 1798; perhaps related to Agnes Bryce, bookseller Stranraer 1820-37.
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  • BRYCE, Thomas and Company booksellers Edinburgh
    Infirmary Street 1806-13
    66 South Bridge 1814-16
    Edin Dir
  • BRYCE, William papermaker Greenock
    Overton 1845
    Greenock 1845
  • BRYDON, Andrew bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1797
    47 South side Trongate 1798-9
    Moved to 47 South side Trongate Glasgow Courier 2 June 1798.
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  • BRYDONE, James printer, publisher and bookseller Edinburgh
    Thornton & Brydone printers and booksellers 19 South St David's Street 1836-38
    James Brydone printer, publisher and bookseller 10 Duncan Street 1836-37
    10 Dublin Street 1838
    17 Hanover Street 1839-58
    J. Brydone and Sons printers, engravers, lithographers, publishers, booksellers, and Railway Directory Office same address 1859
    12 Elder Street 1861-65
    James Brydone same address 1866-80
    Brydone and [Robert Luke] same address 1881-93
    Thornton & Brydone published a children's chapbook History of Beasts. There is a coloured copy in the National Library of Scotland. He also published a series of New Juvenile Keepsakes or Nursery Panoramas, coloured at sixpence each. While at the Hanover Street [i.e. between 1839 and 1858], James Brydone published a numbered series of chapbooks. in 1856 he published Brydone's Historical and Descriptive Guide through the City of Edinburgh. Scottish Advertiser Office in 1864; Edinburgh & Leith Circular Office 1867-68; steam power printing etc. in 1870; Robert Luke was listed as a wine and spirit merchant in 1880; Brydone apparently retired in 1893. The Railway Directory Office was continued by a John Stewart until 1910.
    Edin Dir; Chapbook Printers
  • BRYMER, Alexander bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    Sands, Brymer, Murray and Cochran printers 1739-43
    Burgess & Guild Brother 1 August 1733 by right of father John Brymer, Merchant. Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 26 February 1745. Creditors called for Edinburgh Evening Courant 28 April 1752.
    NLS Impr Ind; Cadell
  • BRYMER, Robert running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1755
    Married Mary Cuningham, relict of James Hamilton gardener 5 October 1755.
  • BRYSSON [BRYSON], George music seller Edinburgh
    pianoforte maker Castlehill 1807-10
    music seller High Street 1811
    173 High Street 1812-18
    Edin Dir
  • BRYSON, James bookbinder, bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1630-40
    A little above the Kirk style at the sign of the Golden Angel 1641-42
    Married Agnes Roddick proclaimed 28 November testimoniall to Edinburgh 20 December 1630. Married Agnes Readick 21 December 1630 described as bookbinder; Burgess 9 July 1634; A bookseller who started printing in 1639. A book was printed by R. & J. Bryson in 1641. Rented his house from Hart's widow. Died April 1642. Will of James Bryson Printer and Burgess in Edinburgh registered 23 May 1642 and 18 January 1656; Inventory Bann. Misc. ii.259; His widow sold a book in 1644. Apprentice: John Nisbett 13 November 1639.
    Aldis 1904; STC; CanonMarr; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; EdinTest; EdinPren
  • BRYSON, John music seller Edinburgh
    Opposite Cross Well South side 1790-1808
    Bank Street 1809
    429 Head of Bank Street 1811
    16 Bank Street 1812-20
    Not in Edin Dir 1810.
    Edin Dir
  • BRYSON, Martin apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1698
    Son to late Martin Bryson mason in Musselburgh apprenticed to Wm Paterson bookbinder 30 November 1698.
  • BRYSON, Patrick apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1667
    Son to Thomas Bryson sometime in Dunbar apprenticed to Charles Wilson printer 27 November 1667.
  • BRYSON, Peter bookseller Greenock
    41 Hamilton Street 1845
    Greenock 1845
  • BRYSON, Robert bookseller, bookbinder and printer Edinburgh
    At the signe of Jonah 1639-40
    R. and J. Bryson 1641
    Heirs of Robert Bryson 1646
    Married Issobell Herring in the Kirk of Holyroodhouse proclaimed 1 June married 1 July 1623. Burgess of Edinburgh 15 February 1637. Guild Brother Burgess of before 27 September 1643; Receipt for copies of 1637 Prayer Book signed by him & E. Tyler April 1637. Baillie.i.441; Bookseller who started printing in 1640. Used some printing materials of Thomas Finlason and Robert Young; Died 1645. Will of Robert Bryson Bookseller and Burgess in Edinburgh registered 16 November 1646; Inventory Bann. Misc. ii.263. Children Samuel. Isobel. Helen. Apprentices: John Wilson 25 December 1639; George Swinton 18 January 1643. Described as a bookbinder when his son-in-law was admitted Burgess in 1659.
    CanonMarr; Aldis 1904; STC; Spott.Misc.i.301; EdinBurg; EdinTest; EdinPren
  • BRYSON, Robert bookseller Kirkcaldy
    High Street 1837
    Mrs [Helen] Robert Bryson and bookbinder and stationer same address 1848-56
    and lithographer 132 and 189 High Street 1857-69
    John Bryson 132 High Street 1870-80
    130 High Street 1881-89
    Robert Bryson died in 1848; his widow Helen in 1875. John Bryson was apprenticed as a bookbinder to his father, Robert. On returning from the Crimean War in 1857, he rejoined the family business. He acquired the Fifeshire Advertiser from Francis Hislop in 1877. He retired in 1889 due to ill health and died in 1890.
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852; Schenck
  • BUCHAN bookseller Edinburgh
    3 Meuse Lane 1804
    Denovan's Directory only. No christian name given.
    Edin Dir
  • BUCHAN, Peter late printer and publisher Glasgow
    14 Renfrew Street 1840
    30 Renfrew Street 1844
    Glas Dir
  • BUCHAN, Peter, printer and bookseller Peterhead
    Lon-gate 1816-31
    Charles Court, Upper Kirk-gate, Aberdeen November 1831
    12 Canal Street, Aberdeen 1832-July 1838
    155 Stockwell Street, Glasgow 1838-45
    'Buchanstown' Broomridge, near Dennyloanhead in Stirlingshire 1845-52
    Drumkerrin, County Leitrim 1852-54
    Born at Peterhead 4 August 1790, Peter Buchan was apprenticed by his parents to a millwright, and set up in business in Peterhead after the failure of his master. He taught himself to engrave, and built a rolling press, and sold engravings. In 1813, against the wishes of his parents married a Miss Matthew, a dressmaker in Peterhead. in 1814 he published, at Edinburgh, a volume of verse, The recreation of leisure hours. He decided to set up as a printer on 15 December 1815, having sold the stock and the shop furniture of his previous business. He learned to print 'in ten days' at Stirling, and returned to Peterhead with a printing press he had purchased in Edinburgh, setting up his office 24 March 1816. On 6 June 1817 he started a fortnightly literary periodical called The Selector. The last issue came out on 21 November. In 1819, he published a small ballad collection, under the title Scarce Ancient Ballads, and in the same year Annals of Peterhead. In 1819 he also invented a hand printing press which could be operated by the feet. In 1820 he published An Historical Account of the Noble Family of Keith, Earls Marischal of Scotland. In 1822, he went to London, but the climate of London did not suit him so he returned to Peterhead. In 1823, he printed a manual of bookbinding and Witchcraft Detected and Prevented. By a member of the School of Black Art, Italy. This last went through three editions. It s not about witchcraft, but is a collection of so-called 'magical' receipts and secrets. In 1824 he printed Scriptural and Philosophical Arguments; or Cogent Proofs from Reason and Revelation that Brutes have Souls. In 1825 he published Gleanings of Scotch, English, and Irish Scarce Old Ballads, with explanatory notes by Peter Buchan. He included a few verses of his own composition, but these are marked B to avoid confusion. He also published a number of chapbooks with a strong antiquarian cast. He published The Secret History of Macbeth in 1828 and the same year saw the publication of his Ancient ballads and songs of the North of Scotland, hitherto unpublished. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1828. This was well received but Buchan had great difficulty getting in his subscription money. The truth was that Peterhead at this time was incapable of supporting a printer, and moreover he had a wife and six children to support as well. In 1831 he moved to Aberdeen, where he supported himself by hack writing. In 1834 he published a novel The Orphan Sailor, a tragic tale of love. Aberdeen, 1834. A second edition appeared in Edinburgh the same year. In 1834 a second series of the ballads was advertised. This was printed for members of The Percy Society, of London, under the title Scottish traditionary versions of Ancient Ballads, edited by James Henry Dixon, 1845. No mention of Buchan is made in the book. In 1831 he sold part of his library and in 1837 had to sell a further portion, compiling and printing the sale catalogue, Catalogue of the private library of Peter Buchan. Aberdeen, 1837. Buchan left Aberdeen for Glasgow in 1838. There in 1839 he wrote Wanderings of Prince Charles Stuart and Miss Flora Macdonald after the battle of Culloden and reprinted the Autobiography that he had earlier communicated to The Paisley Magazine. In 1840 he published The Eglinton Tournament, and Gentleman unmasked, he also published a brief account of Glasgow Cathedral and the necropolis. Sometime between 1844 and 1846 Buchan went to live on a small estate at Dennyloanhead, near Stirling, called Buchanstown. Unfortunately he became involved in a dispute with the superior over mineral rights, which dragged on until 1852, when he lost his case and would have been imprisoned for debt, if his family had not rescued him. He and his wife took refuge in the house of his eldest son, at Drumhewin, County Leitrim in Ireland. Buchan went to London early in 1854 with a view to publishing a third volume of Ancient Scottish Ballads and died there on 19 September 1854 after a few hours illness. The manuscript from which Ancient Ballads and Songs was selected in 1828, and the MS of Secret Songs of Silenc' are in Harvard. There are two manuscript volumes of ballads and songs not then printed in the British Library, Add Mss 29,408 and 20,409.
    Pigot 1820; 1825; Chapbook Printers; Autobiographical sketch of the life of Peter Buchan. Glasgow: Blackie & Co., 1839; James Cameron. 'A bibliography of Peter Buchan's publications' in Edinburgh Bibliographical Society Publications iv, 105-116 (1901);
    John A. Fairley. 'Peter Buchan, printer and ballad collector; with a bibliography.' Transactions of the Buchan Field Club 1902; DNB; William Walker. Peter Buchan and other papers on Scottish and English Ballads and Songs. Aberdeen, 1915.
  • BUCHANAN & FITHIE booksellers Glasgow
    Buchanan, Fythie & Co 70 High Street 1809
    81 High Street 1815
    Buchanan & Fithie, same address 1818-19
    5 College Street 1820
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820
  • BUCHANAN & Co booksellers Edinburgh
    Robert Buchanan 48 George Street 1824-25
    48 George Street and 14 Infirmary Street 1826
    bookseller, publisher and stationer 26 George Street and 14 Infirmary Street 1827
    26 George Street 1828-30
    Mrs M. Buchanan same address 1831-32
    M. Buchanan same address 1833
    Buchanan & Co same address 1834-35
    M. Buchanan same address 1835
    Edin Dir; Gray 1835
  • BUCHANAN, Alexander bookseller Glasgow
    High Street 1783
    Above the Cross 1787
    Alexander Pennecuik's. Collection of poems. Glasgow. 1787 was printed for him.
    Glas Dir; NLS Impr Ind
  • BUCHANAN, Archibald apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1743
    Archibald Bochanon [sic], son of Archibald Buchanan, apprenticed to John Gilmour bookbinder Glasgow 1743
  • BUCHANAN, David newspaper editor Edinburgh
    editor of Weekly Register, head of Jackson's Close, High Street 1808-09
    printer 7 Drummond Street 1811
    28 Gayfield Square 1812-20
    house 16 Gayfield Square 1821
    editor of Caledonian Mercury same address 1822-23
    editor of Caledonian Mercury 23 Scotland Street 1824-26
    editor of the Courant same address 1827-48
    Son of David Buchanan, bookseller and printer of Montrose, he was born in Montrose in 1779, and apprenticed to his father. In 1807 he published a pamphlet on The Volunteer System. He died 13 August 1848.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; DNB; Montrose Standard 18 August 1848
  • BUCHANAN, David junior newspaper office Edinburgh
    of Mercury Office 40 Broughton Street 1840-41
    25 Pitt Street 1842-44
    editor of The Mercury same address 1845-47
    27 Raeburn Place 1848-55
    Edin Dir
  • BUCHANAN, David bookseller and printer Montrose
    Montrose 1774-1813
    Born in Montrose in 1745. M.A. of Aberdeen University; Printer from 1790. Died 3 August 1813 Edinburgh Evening Courant 12 August 1813.
    NLS Impr Ind; DNB
  • BUCHANAN, George bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1723-29
    Burgess. married Elizabeth Brodie, daughter of Alexander Brodie, Controller of the Customs in Inverness 3 January 1725. Apprentices: James Currie 29 March 1723; Gilbert Gray 20 April 1726; John Miller 6 August 1729.
    EdinMarr; EdinPren
  • BUCHANAN, James bookseller Falkirk
    Falkirk 1783
    Christopher Love's History of the Holy Bible. sold by him in 1783.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BUCHANAN, John bookseller and circulating library Edinburgh
    Next Post Office, North Bridge 1803
    bookseller 30 North Bridge 1803-05
    4 North Bridge 1806-09
    bookseller and circulating library 11 Prince [sic] Street 1810
    Edin Dir
  • BUCHANAN, John printer Edinburgh
    21 Bristo Street 1811-13
    6 Bristo Street 1814-17
    Edin Dir
  • BUCHANAN, John apprentice stationer and bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1726
    John Backenan [sic], son of John Buchanan, apprenticed to John Robertson stationer and bookbinder in Glasgow 1726
  • BUCHANAN, John printer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1820
    Burgess and Guild brother as eldest son to deceased John Buchanan merchant 26 July 1820.
  • BUCHANAN, John black borderer, paper marbler and spirit dealer Glasgow
    60 Hutcheson Street 1835
    24 Wilson Street 1840
    black border, and funeral letter manufacturer same address 1844-47
    Glas Dir
  • BUCHANAN, John and PEARSON, George wholesale stationers Glasgow
    2 Wilson Street and 65 and 67 Hutcheson Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BUCHANAN, M. bookseller Edinburgh
    Robert Buchanan 48 George Street 1824-25
    48 George Street and 14 Infirmary Street 1826
    bookseller, publisher and stationer 26 George Street and 14 Infirmary Street 1827
    bookseller and publisher 26 George Street 1828-30
    Mrs M. Buchanan same address 1831-32
    M. Buchanan same address 1833
    Buchanan & Co same address 1834
    M. Buchanan same address 1835
    Edin Dir
  • BUCHANAN, P.G. bookseller Edinburgh
    4 St Andrew's Street 1806-07
    18 St Andrew's Street 1808-09
    4 North St Andrew's Street 1810
    5 St Andrew's-street 1811-20
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820
  • BUCHANAN, Robert bookseller, stationer and bookbinder Edinburgh
    48 George Street 1824-25
    bookseller, publisher and stationer 26 George Street and 14 Infirmary Street 1826-27
    bookseller and publisher 26 George Street 1828-30
    Mrs M. Buchanan same address 1831-33
    Buchanan & Co booksellers same address 1834
    M. Buchanan same address 1835
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • BUCHANAN, W. & Co lithographer and lithographic printer Glasgow
    4 Steel Street 1836-38
    Pigot 1837; Schenck
  • BUCHANAN, William bookseller Stranraer
    George Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
    BUCKHAM, Agnes stationer Lasswade
    Lasswade 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BUCKIE, John & Co printers Glasgow
    193 Argyll Street 1847
    16 St Enoch's Square 1849
    Glas Dir
  • BUDGE, D. C. bookseller printer circulating library & distributor of stamps and collector of taxes and county rates Lanark
    Bloomgate 1852
    Slater 1852
  • BULL-CLOSE see Henry Galbraith printer Edinburgh
    At the printing-house in the Bull-Close opposite to the Tron Church 1773
    John Bunyan's Rest for the wearied soul. printed there in 1773.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • BULLIONFIELD PAPER Co papermakers Invergowrie
    Invergowrie 1852-53
    Mill No 12, Started by Charles Cowan in 1850. James Miller manager, William Dawson clerk Slater 1852. In the possession of David M. Watson in 1860 and 1876. Survived until 1965.
    Slater 1852; Thomson
  • BULLOCH & STEVENSON bookbinders and stationers Edinburgh
    1 South St David's Street 1848-53
    Names too late for insertion in their proper place Edin Dir1848.
    Edin Dir
  • BUQUET, C. P. French Master in Edinburgh Academy Edinburgh
    82 George Street 1834-42
    Mme Buquet 97 George Street 1843
    20 Hill Street 1844-46
    Published Nouveau Cours de Litterature. Edinburgh, 1826, 1828 and 1834, A Grammatical Collection of Phrases and Idioms in the French Language. Edinburgh, 1830, and A Guide to the Pronunciation of the French Language. Edinburgh, 1837 Printed advt in the Edinburgh Directory 1839 'Books published for the use of schools and students of the French language.' A house address, 29 Broughton Street is given for M. & Mme Buquet in 1844. From 1844 to 1846 she advertises that she will hold the classes in her house, 20 Hill Street, and there is no mention of M. Buquet or of books.
    Edin Dir
  • BURDEN [BOURDEN], Archibald engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1709-22
    He was a subscriber to Alexander Nisbet's Essay on armories, Edinburgh, 1718. Engraved plates for Robert Stewart's An essay for a machine of perpetual motion. Edinburgh,1709 and Alexander Nisbet's System of heraldry. Edinburgh, 1722.
    Henry WalterFincham. Artists and engravers of British and American book plates: a book of reference for collectors. London, 1897. With list of bookplates engraved by Archibald Burden.; Johnst3
  • BURDON, John merchant and bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1617-21
    Shop beside the Trone on the South side of the streete 1622
    Edinburgh 1623-41
    Married Margaret Lowis 18 September 1617; Burgess by right of wife Margaret daughter of William Lowes merchant deceased 15 October 1617; Son of James Burdoun Minister at Mouthell in Strathearn apprenticed with John Burdoun merchant 28 March 1621; Sold D. Browne's The new invention intituled calligraphia. St Andrew. Raban. 1622; Married Isobel Mein 26 February 1628; Will of John Burdon merchant Burgess of Edinburgh registered 1 February 1641.
    Aldis 1904; STC; EdinMarr; EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • BURGESS, William printer and newspaper publisher Dumfries
    117 High Street 1852
    Printer and publisher of The Dumfries and Galloway Standard
    Slater 1852
  • BURGON, George copperplate printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1718
    Son of George Burgon and Jonet Meason christened Edinburgh 16 March 1673. Appears in list of subscribers to Nisbet's Essay on armories 1718 as 'talidouce printer in Edinburgh'.
    Bush.2; Johnst3
  • BURKE, John bookseller and broker Edinburgh
    172 Cowgate 1837
    Gray 1837
  • BURKETT, Richard bookseller Edinburgh
    177 Fountainbridge 1849
    108 Westport 1850
    bookseller and draper same address 1851-52
    Edin Dir
  • BURNESS, William printer Edinburgh
    10 South James Street 1825-31
    1 North St Andrew's Street 1832-33
    letterpress and lithographic printer 1 North St Andrews Street 1834-41
    printer same address 1842
    Printer to the Queen same address 1843-60
    1A North St Andrew Street 1861-65
    2 North St Andrew Street 1866-83
    Burness & Co 2 North St Andrew Street and 18 Clyde Street 1884-88
    Printers to Her Majesty 14, 16 and 18 Clyde Street 1889-95
    Burness & Co (Morrison & Gibb Ltd.) Tanfield and 11 Queen Street 1896-20th Century
    South St Andrew Street Edin Dir1840 From 1868 the firm shared premises with Scott & Ferguson, and both were absorbed by Morrison & Gibb between 1896 and 1900.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Schenck
  • BURNET, papermaker Cramond
    Peggy's Mill 1786
    Edin Dir
  • BURNET[T], Alexander merchant Aberdeen
    Middle of the Broadgate 1778
  • BURNETT, Alexander bookbinder Aberdeen
    68 Broad Street 1827
  • BURNETT, George bookseller, bookbinder and stationer Aberdeen
    Lodge Walk 1769
    George Burnett & Co Burns' Head, Castle Street 1801
    Possibly still in business in 1804.
  • BURNETT [BURNET], James printer Edinburgh
    5 Mid Arthur Place 1834
    5 Shakespeare Square 1835
    23 Thistle Street 1836-37
    East Thistle Street Lane 1838-39
    South East Lane Thistle Street 1840-44
    Sequestration in SRO 1837.
    Gray 1834; Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; SRO CS96/836
  • BURNET [BURNETT], James bookseller Leith
    35 Bernard Street 1813-20
    printer, bookseller and bookbinder 16 Bernard Street 1821
    37 Shore and 16 Bernard Street 1822
    16 Bernard Street 1823-28
    bookseller, printer, bookbinder and stationer 19 Bernard Street 1829-35
    Overseer of the printing office in 1832 was T. R. Wright, Gray's Dir 1832.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • BURNETT [BURNET], John bookseller, printer, stationer and circulating library Aberdeen
    Shakespeare's Head, Broad Street 1791
    Aberdeen Circulating Library Late Angus's Shakespeare's Head end of Broad Street 1795
    Castle Street, corner shop head of Marischal Street 1804-06
    [Mrs] Burnett and [William] Carlier same address 1806-10
    John Burnett and William Rettie printers Nether Kirkgate 1795-99
    Was in employ of Alexander Angus. Catalogue of the circulating library [1796] in the National Library of Scotland. Burnett's circulating library merged with Alexander Brown's in 1804. Died June 1806. Widow continued the bookselling business, taking into partnership Mr Carlier from Edinburgh. Aberdeen Journal 20 August 1806. John Philip who had been apprenticed to Burnett as a boobinder continued to work in the binding shop 'until affairs be settled' Mrs Burnet also owned a part interest in Brown's Public Library. Apprentices: Peter Mackie 1798-1804; John McBeth before 1805; John Philip 1802?-06; Peter McLeod apprenticed February 1805; Alexander Watson was employed by Burnet and Carlier.
    Beavan; NLS Impr Ind; Information from Rosemary Philip (John Philip's Memorandum Book).
  • BURNETT, John & RETTIE, William printers Aberdeen
    Nether Kirkgate 1795-99
    William Rettie 1800
    9 Long Acre 1801
    They produced an Aberdeen Magazine. Partnership ended March 1800. The stock of the firm was taken over by John Burnett.
    W. R. MacDonald. 'Circulating libraries in NE Scotland'. The Bibliotheck v 121.129-30 (1969); NLS Impr Ind; Beavan
  • BURNET, John bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    181 High Street 1844-49
    Glas Dir
  • BURNS printer Cupar in Fife
    Cupar in Fife 1850-57
    Information from Mr. W. T. Johnston
  • BURNS bookbinder Edinburgh
    Bell's Wynd 1804
    Denovan's Directory only. No Christian name given.
    Edin Dir
  • BURNS, David bookseller, printer and librarian Brechin
    bookseller and librarian Brechin 1835
    Swan Street 1837-46
    Advertiser Office Swan Street 1852-54
    Catalogue of David Burns Select Circulating Library, Brechin. 1835 in the National Library of Scotland. Advertisement in The Angus Directory for 1846. Printer and Librarian of the East Forfarshire Book Club. House Closeburn Cottage, Latch 1846. Librarian of the District Book Club and Printer and publisher of The Brechin Advertiser 1852, He printed Catalogue of the Stracathro Parish Library from the Advertiser Office in 1854 (copy in the National Library of Scotland)
    Pigot 1837; Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • BURNS, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1794
    Married Janet daughter of William Fyffe beadle 25 September 1794.
  • BURNS, Robert & Co booksellers and stationers Glasgow
    82 Gallowgate 1823
    Glas Dir
  • BURNS, Robert stationer Glasgow
    55 Hutcheson Street 1835
    bookseller, wholesale and retail stationer same address 1840-47
    Glas Dir
  • BURNS, Robert bookseller and bookbinder Montrose
    High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • BURNS, Robert bookseller Glasgow
    55 Hutcheson Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • BURNS, Thomas & MUIRHEAD, John paper makers Denny
    Garvald Mill 1822-26
    Rev. John Burns and John Muirhead same address 1827-36
    Mill No 42 Brown & lapping papers. In the hands of Gavin Glennie in 1832. In 1822 it was the property of Thomas Burns and John Muirhead, when it was damaged by fire. Thomas Burns died in 1826, and the Rev. John Burns of Morningside joined John Muirhead. The Rev. John Burns advertised the mill for sale in 1836, and in 1837 it was being operated by Alexander Jack. By 1841 it was no longer a paper mill.
    Pigot 1825; Thomson; Ewen Jardine. 'The history of paper mills in Central Scotland'. IPH Yearbook vol.7 1988 81-93
  • BURNS, Thomas bookseller Glasgow
    56 Bridgegate 1835
    Glas Dir
  • BURNSIDE, David engraver Edinburgh
    46 West Register Street 1837-43
    Edin Dir
  • BURTON, Alexander smith, Caledonian Printing Press and Arnot stove maker Glasgow
    2 Norfolk Street 1847
    22 Malta Street 1849
    Christian name from Street Directory Glas Dir 1847.
    Glas Dir
  • BURTON, Edward engraver Colinton
    Colinton 1841-51
    Edin Dir; Johnst3
  • BURTON, John stationer and circulating library Glasgow
    6 Main Street Gorbals 1835-37
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • BUSBIE, Gideon apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1672
    Son to the late William Busbie printer apprenticed to James Bell bookbinder 30 October 1672.
  • BUSBIE, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1648
    Married Janet Scotte 30 June 1648.
  • BUSBIE, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1659-before 1672
    Married Helen Struthers 21 July 1659. Dead before 30 October 1672 when his son was apprenticed to James Bell bookbinder.
    EdinMarr; EdinPren
  • BUTLER seal engraver Edinburgh
    10 Blair Street 1801-02
    Edin Dir
  • BUTLER, James engraver Edinburgh
    63 North Bridge 1833-34
    Edin Dir
  • BUTTER, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Niddery's Wynd 1774
    Bow Head 1775-82
    Head of the West Bow 1784-90
    West Bow 1790
    Head of Lady Stair's Close [Lawnmarket, North side] 1793-97
    Daughter Janet married John M'Lean bookbinder 30 September 1791.
    Edin Dir; Williamson 1797; Ramsden; EdinMarr
  • BUTTER, R. engraver Edinburgh
    41 George Street 1840
    Same address as Laurence Butters.
    Edin Dir
  • BUTTERS, L[aurence] seal engraver Edinburgh
    Toddrick's Wynd 1806-09
    Bishop's Land, High Street 1810
    131 High Street 1811-12
    2 North Bridge 1813-14
    131 High Street 1815-17
    5 South Bridge 1818-19
    Mrs L. Butters same address 1820-21
    Laurence Butters 8 South Bridge 1822-37
    41 George Street 1838-44
    Seal Engraver to the Queen same address 1845-74
    42 Thistle Street 1875
    11 Hanover Street 1876
    Printed advt Edin Dir 1839,40
    Edin Dir
  • BUTTERWORTH, Edmund writing master Dumfries and Edinburgh
    Dumfries 1778
    Niddry's Wynd, Edinburgh 1784
    High School, Horse Wynd 1786
    George Street 1790
    George Street, South Side 1799-1801
    No 18 George Street, South Side 1803-10
    36 George Street 1811-14
    Edmund Butterworth published a New set of copies in alphabetical order in Dumfries, 1778. There is a copy in the National Library of Scotland. Also Butterworth's Universal Penman in Edinburgh 27 February 1784 (National Library of Scotland). He also published the Young Arithmetician's Instructor. Edinburgh 1815 and the Young Writer's Instructor Edinburgh, 1816. Some of the works are published by E. Butterworth & Son at a London address. The son is probably George who was at 36 George Street in 1815, and had earlier shared the same house with Edmund in 1808 and 1810. Not in the Edinburgh Directories for 1793-1797, 1801.
  • BUTTERWORTH, Edwin engraver Edinburgh
    6 Dalrymple Place, Carnegie Street 1824
    27 St Patrick Square 1825-26
    7 Dalrymple Place Pigot 1825
    Some of the plates in John Thomson's Atlas of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1832, including that of Fife, are signed E. Butterworth.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837; Johnst 3
  • BUTTERWORTH, George writing master Edinburgh
    29 George Street, South Side 1807
    18 George Street South Side 1808
    3 James Square 1809
    18 George Street - academy Infirmary Street 1810
    Infirmary Street 1811-14
    36 George Street 1815
    50 George Street 1816
    Probably the son of Edmund Butterworth, and the son of E. Butterworth & Son in some of Edmund's imprints. He was living in his father's house in George Square in 1808 and 1810, and it is his address in 1815, after Edmund's disappearance from the record.
    Edin Dir
  • BYRES, George apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1697
    Son to the late George Byres confectioner apprenticed to John Reid printer 12 May 1697.
    CADDEL, 'Baillie' [William] Haddington See CADELL, William
  • CADELL, P[hillip] junior paper maker Pennycuick
    manager of Auchindinny Paper Mills 1833-42
    Phillip Cadell was the fifth son of William Cadell of Grange and Katherine Inglis. Born 14 April 1782. At the early age of 18 he took over the management of William Cadell & Co's paper warehouse in Edinburgh, from his brother George, who was ill, and afterwards was at the family paper works at Auchindinny . He married Agnes Rankin From 1808 Cramond Iron Works seems almost exclusively to have been in his hands. He was, according to Margery Fleming, a man of great charm and of great if momentary enthusiasms. Unfortunately he suffered from depressions which could prevent him from doing anything for days on end, when he usually retired to his bed. On at least two occasions his father had to send someone to get him up. In a letter to his brother, James John, in January 1815 he described himself well, 'I am a man of keen feelings and much easier hurt than you seem to have any idea of, my disposition is also very determined and cannot bear contradiction of my plans, and when I conceive this is done I don't care what expence I am put to in bringing my object round.' Philip had an illegitimate son, another Philip, who went to California at the time of the gold rush, and tried to establish an outlet for Cramond spades there. He was more interested in paper and more knowledgeable about it than he ever was about iron... What he did accomplish was to start a paper mill at Cramond at Peggie's Mill [1815]. Unfortunately the water turned out to be unsuitable for the production of any but the coarsest type of paper, a type of cartridge paper used only in the hosiery industry. Philip Cadell went bankrupt in 1845 and retired to Stirling, where he died in 15 September 1854.
    Edin Dir; Burke's Landed Gentry 18th ed. Vol.2 London, 1969; Patrick Cadell. The Iron Mills at Cramond. University of Edinburgh Extramural Department, 1973 pp.25-27; 29
  • CADELL, Robert bookseller and publisher Edinburgh
    Messrs A. Constable and Co 255 High Street 1814-21
    Robert Cadell bookseller - house 134 George Street 1821-24
    Robert Cadell Esq 10 Princes Street 1824-25
    house - 134 George Street 1826
    [Robert] Cadell & Co 41 St Andrew Street 1827-29
    Robert Cadell & Co 31 St Andrew Square 1830
    Robert Cadell 41 St Andrew Street 1831-32
    Robert Cadell & Co 31 St Andrew Square 1833-50
    Robert Cadell same address 1851
    Robert Cadell was the 5th son of John Cadell of Cockenzie and Marie Buchan, born 16 December 1788. In 1811 he entered into partnership with Archibald Constable, Sir Walter Scott's publisher, at the suggestion of his brother-in-law Robert Cathcart, who had just entered into partnership with Constable himself. Cathcart died shortly after but the partnership between Constable and Robert Cadell lasted for 10 years. He married !st Elizabeth daughter of Archibald Constable 14 October 1817. She died 16 July 1818. He married 2ndly Anne Fletcher Mylne 25 January 1821. As a direct result of the bankruptcy of Constable's London agents Hurst, Robinson, and a long-term effect of the system of discounted bills set up in 1814 to prevent the immediate bankruptcy of Ballantyne & Co the firm of Archibald Constable & Co stopped payment on 19 January 1826. Archibald Constable and Robert Cadell went their separate ways, Scott choosing to stay with Cadell. The company went into receivership. Cadell admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 4 February 1826. Robert Cadell died 20 January 1849. Francis Wilson of Robert Cadells 1836-43.
    Edin Dir; Burke's Landed Gentry 18th ed. Vol.2 London, 1969; Cadell; Pigot 1837; Constable
  • CADDELL, Thomas engraver Edinburgh
    In the Abbey 1732
    Thomas Calder alias Caddell engraver in the Abbey admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 4 December 1732.
    Cadell; Bush.2
  • CADELL, William merchant and papermaker Cockenzie and Haddington
    Haddington 1747-48
    Prestonpans 1749
    Burgess and Baillie of Haddington. Son of William Cadell and Anna, daughter of James Hogg, Burgess of Haddington. Born 10 May 1708, married 20 July 1734 Christeen, daughter of John Hog of Prestonpans. 'a merchant residing at Cockenzie, who carried on a large trade chiefly in iron and timber with the continent. Not only owned ships but built them'. He together with the scientist Dr Roebuck of Sheffield and Samuel Garbett of Birmingham set up the Carron Iron Works in 1759. They met Cadell when they set up a manufactory for sulphuric acid at Prestonpans in 1749. As well as the shipping Cadell had a tile works there. Baillie Caddel [sic] sold a number of Secession Church tracts in 1747 and 1748.
    NLS Impr Ind; Burke's Landed Gentry 18th ed. Vol.2 London, 1969; Henry Hamilton 'The Founding of Carron Iron Works' Scottish Historical Review xxv 185-193 (1928).
  • CADELL, William & Co paper maker and wholesale stationer Edinburgh and Penicuik &c.
    paper warehouse Royal Exchange 1803-40
    13 Royal Exchange 1840-45
    Auchendinny, Saltoun, and Peggy's Mill, Cramond 1815
    13 Royal Exchange 1820-37
    13 Royal Exchange 1825-37
    Auchindinny Paper Mills, Pennicuick - Phillip. Cadell junior, manager 1833-42
    Alexander Cadell [of William Cadell Sons & Co] Peggy's Mill 1852-60
    William Cadell Sons & Co Peggy's Mill, Cramond 1833-53
    Peggy's Mill Cramond 1838-53
    A. Cadell same address 1853
    W. Phipps of W. Cadell Sons & Co papermaker Peggy's Mill, Cramond 1843
    William Cadell, son of Baillie William Cadell of Haddington and his wife Chtisteen Hog. Born 16 August 1737. Was the original managing partner in the Carron Ironworks. Married Katherine Inglis of Auchindinny. The Auchindinny papermill was on the estate, and William took it into his own hands, at first it was under te management of the papermaker William Annandale. Cadell went into partnership with James Sibbald from about 1789 to 1798 as William Cadell James Sibbald and Co. The paper warehouse was managed by a succession of William Cadell's sons. George was manager in 1797-99, while Alexander travelled to get orders. In 1800, Philip Cadell is managing the warehouse, because his brother George is ill. George, who was born 14 January 1777 was henceforth an invalid until he died on 13 May 1806. Philip is still managing the warehouse in 1809, but by 1812 seems to be at the Auchindinny Mill. William Cadell died 17 September 1819. Alexander Hacket was shopman there in 1797-99. William Black of Messrs Cadell's & Co 1818-27. In 1825 he is given as of Calder & Co! They were hatters! W. Phipps of William Cadell & Sons 1833-48 Auchendinny Mill was No 24; Peggy's Mill at Cramond No 57. The 1832 list of paper-mills gives Philip Caddell & Co [sic] for the Auchindinny Mills. Apprentice: James Ritchie, Burgess 7 February 1824.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Thomson; NLS MS Acc 5381 Box 36(1 and 2)
  • CAIRD, F.G. wholesale stationery com. agent Edinburgh
    10 Leopold Place 1845-46
    agent and wholesale stationer 57 Frederick Street 1847-48
    agent 34 Castle Street 1849-50
    at Mr Waterston's 29 Hanover Street 1851-52
    56 Hanover Street 1853-57
    agent 18 Calton Hill 1858-80
    Edin Dir
  • CAIRN, John auctioneer Edinburgh
    Old Assembly Close 1810-22
    Edin Dir
  • CAIRNCROSS, Robert bookseller Hawick
    High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • CAIRNS, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1675
    Son to the deceased James Cairns in Pencaitland apprenticed to John Cairnes bookbinder 3 March 1675.
  • CAIRNS, John bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    At the lower entry to the Parliament Yard 1671-1680
    Son to John Cairns indweller apprenticed to William Paterson bookseller 8 February 1660. Burgess as apprentice to William Pattersone bookseller 29 January 1668. Watson says that Cairns (who had now Mr Hyslop's printing-house) was employed by Sir Thomas Murray to print his digest of the Acts of Parliament, and that he brought in Dutch workmen (Joshua van Solingen and Jan Colmar) and materials from Holland for that purpose. Daughter Jane buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 24 April 1674. John Cairns died 1681. Printing Office passed to David Lindsay & partners. Apprentices: James Reid 12 August 1668; Alexander Lylle 7 February 1672 [as stationer]; James Cairns 3 March 1675 [as bookbinder]; George Scott 1 May 1678 [as stationer]; John M'Kie 8 January 1679 [as stationer]; George Mossman, Burgess 29 January 1679 [as bookbinder]; William Adam 27 October 1680 [as stationer].
    Aldis 1904; EdinPren; GreyBuri; James Watson. The history of the art of printing. Edinburgh, 1713 p.14
  • CAIRNS, John bookseller Girvan
    'Girven' 1749
    Sold The Acts of the Associate Synod. 1749.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • CAIRNS, John bookseller Peterhead
    Broad-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • CAIRNS, Peter bookseller Edinburgh
    Head of Gray's Close 1793-94
    Drummond Street, opposite the College 1795
    3 College Street 1799-1814
    7 College Street 1815-17
    7 West Richmond Street 1818-19
    9 West Richmond Street 1820-21
    and bookbinder 3 Charles Street 1822
    bookbinder and auctioneer 263 Canongate 1823-24
    63 opposite the College and 263 Canongate were saleroom addresses; Advertisement of a book sale by P. Cairns 2nd February 1809 Edinburgh Evening Courant 30 January 1809. Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 25 October 1811. In New and Improved Directory 1824, but not in the Post Office Directory. 'Peter was a dry humourist, somewhat saturnine from business misadventures. Professedly, he was a bookseller in South College Street, and exhibited over his door a huge sham copy of Virgil by way of sign. His chief trade, however, was the auctioning of books and stationery at the Agency Office...'
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Cadell; Pigot 1820; William Chambers. Memoir of William and Robert Chambers. 12th ed. Edinburgh and London, 1883, pp.80-82.
  • CAIRNS, Walter paper-ruler and bookbinder Glasgow
    paper-ruler 43 Argyll Street 1835
    35 Stockwell Street 1840
    and bookbinder same address 1844
    74 Glassford Street 1847-49
    Still at 35 Stockwell Street in the trade index Glas Dir 1847.
    Glas Dir

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