Edinburgh Star - Fergushill, Andrew

  • EDINBURGH STAR newspaper office Edinburgh
    10 Hunter Square 1824-25
    41 St Andrew's Square 1826
    The volumes for1808-26 are in the National Library of Scotland.
    Edin Dir
  • EDINBURGH SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY
    Session House of Rose Street Chapel 1794-1807
    South Bridge 1807-23
    39 South Bridge 1823-38
    4 St Andrew Square 1839
    24 George Street 1840
    2 St Andrew Square 1841-43
    24 George Street 1844-90
    25 George Street 1891-20th Century
    Under Subscription Library in Edin Dir 1831-37; William Syme librarian 1794-1819; William Baxter librarian 1820-44; William T. M'Culloch 1847-48. The National Library of Scotland has a number of Catalogues of the Edinburgh Subscription Library, notably those for 1833 and 1846 and continuation volumes of 1866 and 1887. From these it seems that the library was formed on 11 November 1794. The collection was kept in the session house of Rose Street Chapel from 1794-1807, when it moved to South Bridge Street.
    Edin Dir
  • EDINBURGH SUBSCRIPTION MECHANICS' LIBRARY
    Strichen's Close 1826-31
    Mechanics Subscription Library 6 James Court 1832
    7 James Court 1833-46
    8 James Court 1847
    7 James Court 1848-54
    [5] Victoria Terrace 1855-90
    22 St Giles Street 1891-92
    Established 3 March 1825.Called Edinburgh Subscription Mechanics Library Edin Dir 1827-30; in trade index Edin Dir only 1839-40. Later Mechanics Subscription Library. The Laws and Catalogue. 6th edition are in the National Library of Scotland, as is the Report of a public entertainment held in the Waterloo Rooms September 2 by the Edinburgh Mechanics Library. Edinburgh, 1839.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • EDINBURGH TIMES newspaper office Edinburgh
    405 Lawnmarket 1825
    Edin Dir
  • EDINBURGH TRACT SOCIETY Edinburgh
    13 Queen Street 1836-44
    Edin Dir
  • EDINBURGH WEEKLY CHRONICLE newspaper Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1810-18
    Parliament Stairs 210 High Street (printer Robert Hardie) 1819-24
    297 High Street 1825-28
    1 West Register Street and 10 Princes Street 1829
    Chronicle (Weekly) 10 Princes Street 1830
    78 Princes Street 1831-32
    19 James Square 1833
    54 North Bridge 1834-36
    37 North Bridge 1837-40
    241 High Street 1841-42
    Edinburgh Weekly Chronicle & Pilot Office same address 1843-44
    Edinburgh Weekly Chronicle same address 1845
    2 Hunter Square 1846-47
    Volumes for 1801-33 in National Library of Scotland. 10 Princes Street in the list of Edinburgh Newspapers Edin Dir 1829-31, 1 West Register Street in main sequence 1829.
    Edin Dir
  • EDINBURGH WEEKLY JOURNAL newspaper Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1756-1811
    251 High Street 1812-43
    27 Hanover Street 1844-45
    30 Hanover Street 1846
    2 Hunter Square 1847
    Edin Dir
  • EDMOND, John bookbinder Aberdeen
    John Philip & Co 50 Queen Street 1825
    Queen Street 1826-27
    46 Queen Street 1828-37
    48 Queen Street 1837-39
    54 Queen Street 1840-46
    John Edmond same address 1847-71
    J. and J. P. Edmond & [James Spark] same address 1876-86
    Edmond & Spark 1891- Twentieth Century
    Apprenticed to John Philip in 1826, freed 1832. John Philip died in February 1847 and John Edmond. who had been Philip's bookkeeper, took over the business. Eventually, when John Edmond died in December 1876, his son John Philip Edmond and James Spark became partners in the firm.John Philip Edmond died in January 1906. Edmond & Spark stationers and bookbinders were absorbed into Aberdeen University Press in 1966.
    Beavan; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; information from Rosemary Philip(John Philip's Memorandum Book; Aberdeen Rent Rolls); William S. Mitchell 'Aberdeen Corner-Square Bindings' Apollo January 1951.
  • EDMONSTONE [EDMONSTON] [Alexander] & DOUGLAS English and Foreign booksellers Edinburgh
    87 Princes Street 1847-58
    88 Princes Street 1859-76
    Edmonstone & Co same address 1877-79
    Edin Dir
  • EDMONSTONE, Francis engraver and copperplate printer Edinburgh
    18 North Bridge 1822
    134 High Street [Stevenlaws Close] 1824-25
    25 North Bridge 1826-37
    60 North Bridge 1838-48
    F. Edmonstone & Son same address 1849-63
    63 North Bridge 1864-75
    (1799-1865) Son of Alexander Edmonston and Margaret Chrystal. Born in Edinburgh 18 June 1799; Burgess in right of father Alexander Edmonston silversmith 8 July 1825; Guild Brother 18 March 1828. Lithographer 1849? Died in Edinburgh 21 May 1865. Not in 1823. 'Stevenlaw's Close' New Dir 1824.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Pigot 1825; 1837; Schenck; Bush.2; Johnst3
  • EDMONSTONE, James & Co carvers, gilders, printsellers and stationers Edinburgh
    49 Princes Street 1823-24
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • EDMONSTON, Patrick bookseller Glasgow
    Calton 1772
    Richard Rawlin's Christ the righteousness of his people was printed for him in 1772.
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  • EDWARD, Andrew bookbinder and librarian Stonehaven
    Allardice Street 1837-52
    and Librarian of the Mechanics Library 1837.
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • EDWARD, John & Co booksellers and tea dealers Aberdeen
    Gilcomston 1832
    Upper Denburn 1833
    30 Blackfriars Street 1837
    35 Blackfriars Street 1841
    31 St Andrew Street 1844
    Aberdeen 1845
    Probably closely related to Robert Edward & Co, Robert & James Edward & Co and William Edward. The separate existence of these three companies may have more to do with the avoidance of stamp duty than anything else.
    Beavan
  • EDWARD, Robert & Co book agents, booksellers, printers and tea dealers Aberdeen
    34 St Nicholas Street 1828
    6 Castle Street 1832
    near Mackie Place 1833
    5 Long Acre 1836
    3 Back Wynd 1838
    5 Flourmill Brae 1839
    Probably closely related to Robert & James Edward & Co, John Edward & Co and William Edward. The separate existence of these three companies may have more to do with the avoidance of stamp duty than anything else.
    Beavan
  • EDWARD, Robert & James book agents and tea dealers Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1820-23
    Jack's Brae 1824-25
    Probably closely related to Robert Edward & Co, John Edward & Co and William Edward. The separate existence of these three companies may have more to do with the avoidance of stamp duty than anything else.
    Beavan; Pigot 1825
  • EDWARD, William printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1838-39
    Of R. Edward & Co.
    Beavan
  • EDWARDS, David bookseller Dundee
    33 High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • EDWARDS, Edward historical engraver Edinburgh
    13 Nicolson Square 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • EDWARDS, John engraver Glasgow
    9 Main Street, Calton 1823
    Glas Dir
  • EDWARDS, William engraver Glasgow
    Salt Market 1783
    Engraved A Collection of Scots Reels Composed by John Riddle at Ayr [about 1760]
    Glas Dir; Bush.2; Cook, Thomas Davidson. Scottish Notes & Queries, November 1928, 215.; Johnst3
  • EKRON, James merchant and bookseller Hawick
    Hawick 1757-84
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  • ELDER [John] & OGILVY [OGILIE] booksellers, stationers and circulating library Edinburgh
    John Elder & Co 1 Hope Street, Charlotte Square 1830
    Elder & Ogilvy same address 1831-35
    1 Shandwick Place 1836-42
    John Elder same address 1843-45
    5 Meadow Place 1846
    139 Princes Street 1847-49
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • ELDER, Adam, junior carver, gilder and printseller Edinburgh
    12 Greenside Place 1827-31
    61 Princes Street 1832
    Edin Dir
  • ELDER, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Canongate 1779
    Married Jean daughter to James Horn, weaver, Culross 15 January 1779.
    CanonMarr
  • ELDER, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Anchor Close 1846-59
    377 High Street 1860
    11 Bank Street 1861-62
    Served his apprenticeship as a compositor in the famous printing office in (old) Paul's Work. and while yet a young man succeeded his father... Died 16th April 1878 aged 59.
    Edin Dir; Obituary in Scottish Typographical Circular 1 May 1878.
  • ELDER, Alexander bookseller, stationer, circulating library Peebles
    Peebles ca 1795
    and printer Peebles 1820
    and librarian High Street 1825
    William Chambers says that he went to Peebles some years before he [Chambers] was born, which was in 1800. To sell Charles Findlater's Liberty and equality Edinburgh Advertiser 23 May 1800. 'Poor but honest; Will now grant no bills' Brother of Walter Elder, bookbinder Hawick. Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78. He sold shorter catechisms, Bibles, and chapbooks, and had a good stock of books in his library.
    NLS Impr Ind; Pigot 1820; 1825; William Chambers. Memoir of William and Robert Chambers. 12th ed. Edinburgh and London, 1883, pp.52-57.; Bell
  • ELDER, Helen bookseller Leven
    High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • ELDER, Henry printers clerk Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1793-1811
    Daughter Janet married Thomas Gowans stocking maker 26 February 1793. Employed by James Donaldson. 'Died at Edinburgh on 8th November 1811 Mr Henry Elder, of the Advertiser Office, in the 87th year of his age'
    EdinMarr; Robert T. Skinner. A notable family of Scots printers. Edinburgh, 1927.
  • ELDER, Henry bookseller Edinburgh
    George Caw & Henry Elder printers and publishers Stamp Office Close 1817-21
    Lyon's Close, High Street 1822
    Henry Elder house - Writers Court 1821-22
    9 Greenside Street 1823
    3 Clerk Street 1824-26
    [James] Winckworth and [Henry] Elder booksellers, stationers, musicsellers and circulating library 12 South St Andrew Street 1827
    35 George Street 1828
    Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father John Elder bookseller 16 February 1821
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg
  • ELDER, John bookseller, bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    Middle of the Horsewynd 1786-88
    John Watson John Elder & Co 19 & 20 Parliament Close 1791
    John Elder 7 North Bridge 1791
    9 North Bridge 1792-1801
    house 37 North Bridge 1793
    Binding Shop and house Parliament Square 1800-02
    41 North Bridge 1801-2
    Post-House Stairs Parliament Close & Foot New Bank Close 1803-5
    Old Post Office Stairs, Parliament Close Denovan's 1804
    bookbinder Parliament Square 1805
    Burgess in right of father Henry Elder weaver 2 November 1786; Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 31 March 1787. Guild Brother 13 April 1797; Married Elizabeth daughter of William Cleghorn bookbinder 22 September 1789. Agent for the Cheap Repository Tracts. Indicted for publishing The declaration of the rights of man by the National Assembly September 1792. Apprentice: Joseph Clark 29 November 1789. Menzies Bain and Robert Elder clerks or shopmen 1792, witnesses in his trial for sedition. Indictment NLS L.C.1133(5)
    NLS Impr Ind; Chapbook Printers; EdinBurg; EdinMarr; Edin Dir; EdinPren; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • ELDER [John] & Co stationers Edinburgh
    John Elder & Co 1 Hope Street, Charlotte Square 1830
    Elder & Ogilvy stationers and booksellers same address 1831-35
    1 Shandwick Place 1836-42
    John Elder same address 1843-45
    139 Princes Street 1846-49
    Edin Dir
  • ELDER, John newspaper office Edinburgh
    6 Shrub Place 1826-31
    Pilrig Place 1832
    2 Pilrig Place 1833-36
    Of the Caledonian Mercury 1826-35.
    Edin Dir
  • ELDER, John printer Edinburgh
    Anchor Close 1831-36
    243 High Street [Anchor Close] 1837-44
    Printed a slip ballad Alice Grey. Anchor Close is 243 High Street. Gray's Directory for 1833 gives the address as 245 High Street, probably in error.
    Chapbook Printers; Pigot 1837; Edin Dir
  • ELDER, John engraver Edinburgh
    Anchor Close [243 High Street] 1833-44
    'printer' 1835; 1841-44; engraver in trade index 1835.
    Edin Dir
  • ELDER, John journeyman bookbinder Edinburgh
    Queen Street 1835
    Preses of the Bookbinders Benefit Society 1835.
    Edin Dir
  • ELDER, John bookseller and stationer Leven
    Leven 1820-25
    Helen Elder High Street 1837
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • ELDER, Robert journeyman bookseller Edinburgh
    clerk or shopman to John Elder bookseller 1792
    Witness in the indictment for sedition of John Elder
    Indictment NLS L.C.1133(5)
  • ELDER, Walter bookbinder Hawick
    Forerow 1820
    Fore Row 1825
    Howegate 1837
    'Bad; A Binder, & Brother to [Alexander] Elder, Peebles' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bell
  • ELGEN, Robert bookseller Forfar
    High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • ELGIN, William bookseller, stationer and circulating library Edinburgh
    of Davidson & Elgin stationers and English and Foreign Circulating Library 3 North 3 North St Andrew Street 1829-32
    William Elgin 13 North St Andrew Street 1833-50
    William Elgin & Son same address 1851-53
    10 North St Andrew Street 1854
    10 and 13 North St Andrew Street 1855-68
    wholesale stationers same address 1869-70
    10, 12 and 13 North St Andrew Street 1871-90
    The son was also William 1854.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • ELLBECK [EELBECK, ELBECK], Archibald seal engraver Edinburgh
    William and Archibald Eelbeck lapidaries and seal engravers West end of Luckenbooths 1790
    Opposite the Cross 1793
    Head of Borthwick's Close 1794-1802
    Married Ann, daughter of Robert Hay wright 23 November 1795; Died in Glasgow 7 February 1802.
    Edin Dir; EdinMarr; Johnst3
  • ELLBECK [EIELBECK; EELBECK; ELBECK], John seal engraver Edinburgh
    Opposite the Old Guard, South Side 1788
    31 South Bridge, East Side 1790-97
    Mrs John Ellbeck same address 1799-1800
    Opposite Gibb's Kirk, Nicolson's Street 1801-02
    Edin Dir
  • ELLBECK [EELBECK, ELBECK], William seal engraver Edinburgh
    Covenant Close 1790
    lapidary Bull Turnpike 1793-97
    seal engraver Bull Turnpike 1799-1804
    lapidary Bull Turnpike, High Street 1805-10
    187 High Street 1811-20
    Edin Dir
  • ELLIOT printer and bookseller Edinburgh
    MacFarquhar and Elliot Anchor Close 1780-2
    MacFarquhar is almost certainly Colin. Elliot is perhaps Charles.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ELLIOT, Alexander printer & newspaper publisher Kelso
    Kelso 1844
    Bridge Street 1852
    Printed A view of some of the transactions of the Border Agricultural Society by George Jerdan. Kelso, 1844. Publisher of The Kelso Mail.
    Slater 1852
  • ELLIOT, Charles bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    Parliament Close 1771-90
    Heirs of Charles Elliot same address 1790
    Mrs Charles Elliot George's Street Edin Dir 1790
    'A native of Fifeshire, received his education as a bookseller in Kirkcaldy and was afterwards with Smeaton the bookbinder in Edinburgh... He succeeded to the business and stock of Mr. William Sands, who had been a bookseller..., and as a printer, one of the firm of Sands, Murray and Cochrane.' 'married the daughter of William Sands' 'established a house in the Strand in London about 1784 or 1785'. Purchased stock of William Sands Edinburgh Evening Courant 25 May 1771. Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to Alexander Smeiton 8 April 1772. He was sued in 1773 by William Johnston for selling an Edinburgh piracy of Smollett's Humphry Clinker. James Dodsley of London sued him for publishing an edition of Chesterfield's Letters printed by Colin M'Farquar in Edinburgh 1774-75. 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. The National Library of Scotland has The Appendix to Charles Elliot's Catalogue of Books for 1779. He married Miss Christian daughter of the deceased Mr William Sands bookseller 5 September 1780. Imported books illegally from Ireland. Three bundles seized at Greenock in July 1784. He had an arrangement by which he bought most of his Irish piracies from William Anderson bookseller in Stirling, paying him 10 per cent for the risk. He also had a large and successful legitimate business trading with the George Robinsons, Thomas Cadell and John Murray in London. He opened a shop in London in 1786 in partnership with his brother-in-law, Thomas Kay. Died 12 January 1790. Will registered 28 January 1790. Business taken over by C[ornelius] Elliot. Edinburgh Advertiser. His records survive among the John Murray Archives in London. They probably reached them by way of his daughter Ann, who married the second John Murray. James Sutherland at C. Elliot's Edin Dir 1780-82;
    NLS Impr Ind; Constable i 533-35. EdinBurg; EdinMarr; Edin Dir; EdinTest; McDougall. Smugglers; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • ELLIOT, Cornelius bookseller and auctioneer Edinburgh
    31 Parliament Close 1790-96
    Opposite Cross North side 1797-1813
    Sale and Reading Rooms, Cross 1807-8
    5 North Bridge - Sale Rooms Cross 1809
    High Street - Sale Rooms Cross 1810-11
    sale rooms and house Cross 1812-13
    Inherited the business of Charles Elliot at the beginning of 1790. He may be the same Cornelius Elliot who appears as a Writer to the Signet in the directories from 1773-1800.
    Married Matilda daughter of John Saiflo clockmaker in Lanark 16 March 1790. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 18 November 1790 Bankrupt 1793. Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 13 September 1793. Burgess in right of father Thomas Elliot saddler 19 January 1792; Guild Brother as apprentice to William Allan merchant 2 March 1801.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinMarr; Cadell; EdinBurg; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • ELLIOT, George apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1755
    Son to John Elliot Burgess in Lauder, apprenticed to John Young bookbinder 16 July 1755.
    EdinPren; Maxted
  • ELLIOT, George bookbinder Glasgow
    10 Bell Street 1820
    Candleriggs Street 1825
    20 Candleriggs Street 1828
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • ELLIOT, George bookseller, stationer and bookbinder Kelso
    Kelso 1765-1787
    The Cunzienook 1788
    Kelso 1789-1800
    Apprentice: James Wylie apprenticed to George Eliot stationer Kelso 1767
    NLS Impr Ind; Maxted
  • ELLIOT, John bookseller Hawick
    Hawick 1793
    Samuel Charters' Two discourses was printed for Cornelius Elliot in Edinburgh and John Elliot in Hawick in 1793. 'Bad; Failed lately - only a 4th rate' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    NLS Impr Ind; Bell
  • ELLIOT, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1668-72
    Son to the late James Elliot, Merchant in Selkirk, apprenticed to Andro Anderson printer 19 August 1668. Married Isobel Willson 22 March 1672.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr
  • ELLIOT, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1770-71
    Married Janet daughter of James Clerk weaver 5 May 1771.
    EdinMarr
  • ELLIS, James periodical publisher Glasgow
    New-st Calton 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • ELLISON, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    Foot Allan Close 1788-90
    Edin Dir
  • ELLITHORN, James & Co circulating library Aberdeen
    88 Green 1825
    89 Green 1828
    Beavan
  • ELPHINSTONE, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1687
    A child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 17 November 1687.
    GreyBuri
  • EMMERSON, Thomas engraver Dundee
    4 Nethergate, Dundee 1842-43
    Johnst3
  • EMSLIE [ELMSLIE], James bookbinder and circulating library Aberdeen
    57 St Nicholas Street 1827-31
    Beavan
  • ENGLISH AND FRENCH LIBRARY Edinburgh
    5 St Andrew's-square 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • ENTERED ACCORDING TO ORDER
    Chapbooks with this imprint were printed by Patrick Mair and Thomas Johnston in Falkirk, J.& M. Robertson in Glasgow, and William Forrest in Edinburgh. Only a full analysis of the ornaments used by all Scottish chapbook printers is likely to identify the printers of others.
  • ERSKINE, David bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1755
    Ebenezer Erskine's Collection of sermons. Edinburgh. 1755 was printed for him. An Examination of the Edinburgh Review, Numb.1. especially of Art VI. Concerning Mr Ebenezer Erskine's Sermons. Edinburgh. 1755 is sometimes attributed to him.
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  • ERSKINE, David paper maker Pennycuik
    Valleyfield Mill 1767-1779
    Bought Valleyfield Mill (Mill No 60 in 1825) in 1767 and sold it to Charles Cowan in 1779.
    Thomson
  • ERSKINE, Ebenezer apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1740
    The Edinburgh Apprentice Register is reported as saying that 'Ebenezer Erskine son to Mr Ebenezer Erskine, Minister at Dunfermline, apprenticed to Messrs Thomas & Walter Ruddimans and Thomas Ruddiman junr, all printers in Edinburgh 4 June 1740'. Ebenezer Erskine was the Minister of Stirling. His brother Ralph Erskine was Minister of Dunfermline. Both had sons called Ebenezer. Ebenezer Erskine's son of that name was drowned before 1733, Ralph's was born in 1726 and died in 1747. Maxted based on the tax records for apprentice premiums reads 'Ebenezer Erskine, son of Ralph Erskine, apprenticed to Walter Rudiman & Co printers Edinburgh 4 April 1741', which confirms that the entry is for the son of Ralph Erskine, not Ebenezer.
    EdinPren; Fasti iv 329; v 30
  • ERSKINE, Margaret bookseller Kincardine
    Kincardine 1852
    Slater 1852
  • ERSKINE [AERSKINE, AISKEN], Patrick bookbinder and bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1657-68
    Son to Andrew Erskine in 'Allaway', apprenticed with William Paterson bookbinder 11 February 1657. There is a folio Bible in the National Library of Scotland bound for John Earl of Caithness which is signed on the foredge 'Ærskine 1661 Fecit'. Married Elizabeth Mitchell 29 July 1662 (described as a bookbinder). Burgess [as bookseller] by right of wife Elizabeth daughter to umquhile John Mitchell merchant 29 January 1668. Wife Catherine Mitchell buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 9 August 1672. Patrick Aiskin stationer buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 27 February 1674.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg; EdinMarr; GreyBuri
  • ESKMILL paper warehouse Glasgow
    East Clyde Street 1823
    Mill No 23 in the possession of James Brown in 1825.
    Glas Dir
  • ESPLIN, Charles periodical publisher and printseller Edinburgh
    Crown and Anchor below the Cross 1752-65
    print shop Head of Anchor Close July 1764
    Opposite to the Crosswell September 1764
    Charles Esplin & Co. same address 1765-78
    Caledonian Mercury 30 January 1760; 30 July 1764; 29 September 1764
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ESPLIN [ESPLENS], John and Charles music and periodical publishers Edinburgh
    Below the Cross Well North side of the Street 1744
    NLS Impr Ind; Bush.2
  • ETTLES & CO, William bookseller Inverness
    Inverness 1817
    East-street 1820
    He was involved in the founding of The Inverness Courier 4 December 1817. Died at Gravesend 24 September 1819 on his way from London to Inverness.
    Pigot 1820; Cowan; John Noble. Bibliography of Inverness Newspapers and Periodicals. Stirling, 1903; William Simpson. Old Inverness Booksellers. Inverness, 1931
  • EVANS, Hugh circulating library? Edinburgh
    Evans lecture library Gibb's Entry, Nicolson's Street 1793-96
    lecture library, Gibb's entry to Simon's Square 1797-1803
    Edin Dir
  • EVENING POST newspaper office Edinburgh
    Saturday Evening Post 10 West Register Street 1827
    Evening Post and Scottish Literary Gazette 19 West Register Street 1828
    Evening Post 1 West Register Street 1829
    Saturday Evening Post 10 Princes Street 1830
    Saturday Evening Post 13 Shakespeare Square 1831-33
    10 South Saint David's Street 1834-35
    16 South St David Street 1836-40
    Evening Post & Scottish Standard same address 1841-43
    27 Hanover Street 1844-46
    Evening Post and Scottish Record 30 Hanover Street, printing office 5 St James Square 1847-50
    30 Hanover Street 1851
    30 Hanover Street printing office 82 Rose Street 1852-56
    78 Rose Street printing office 82 Rose Street 1857-60
    21 George Street 1861-62
    Not in Edin Dir 1830.
    Edin Dir
  • EVENING POST newspaper Glasgow
    Office 28 Nelson Street 1828
    Glas Dir
  • EVERTON [OVERTON] PAPER MILLS Greenock
    Overton Paper Works 1831-34
    Shaws Waterfalls No 18 1836
    Everton [sic],same address 1845
    Everton is evidently Overton. See New Statistical Account 1845 vii 432-439; The owners were James Walkinshaw & Co [q.v.]. John Nicoll was manager there 1831-36. James Rutherford was clerk to the firm in 1834 and 1836. In 1845, John Watson was the foreman papermaker and Samuel Berrie, Christopher Bowman, William Bryce, and Archibald and John Horsburgh worked there. In 1853 James Gray & Co owned Overton Paper Mills.
    Fowler 1831; 1834; 1836; Greenock 1845
  • EWART, Dougal foreman printer Paisley
    9 Marshall's Lane 1851
    Probably cloth.
    Paisley 1851
  • EWART, John apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1701
    Son to Neill Ewart, of Salefoot, apprenticed to John Porteous stationer 9 July 1701.
    EdinPren
  • EWEN, John print seller Aberdeen
    Castle Street 1792-1810
    Merchant, collector of subscriptions and seller of the Aberdeen Almanack.
    Beavan
  • EWING, George stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1669
    A child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 6 April 1669.
    GreyBuri
  • EWING, John paper maker Aberdeen
    Culter Mill 1819-21
    Coulter Mill (Mill No 9) was in the posession of Arbuthnot & McCombie in 1825.
    Thomson
  • EXAMINER newspaper office Glasgow
    7 Argyll Street 1844-49
    Glas Dir
  • EXCISE JOURNAL OFFICE printer Glasgow
    9 Nicholson Street 1840-44
    Glas Dir
  • EXON, Nathaniel printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1648
    Married Catherine Huddlestoun 26 June 1648.
    EdinMarr
  • EXPRESS, WEEKLY newspaper office Edinburgh
    22 Waterloo Place 1847
    279 High Street 1848
    Edin Dir
  • FAED, James engraver Edinburgh
    16 Comely Bank 1849
    14 Comely Bank 1850-53
    Born Barlay Mill, Gatehouse of Fleet 4 April 1821; died in Edinburgh 23 September 1911
    Edin Dir; Johnst3
  • FAIR, David bookseller, stationer and printer Galashiels
    bookbinder and stationer Galashiels 1829
    High Street 1837
    National Library of Scotland MS 13965 contains a number of accounts from him to General A. Walker of Bowland for binding books and for stationery in 1829.
    Pigot 1837
  • FAIR, Robert bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1785
    Mentioned in advertisement of bankruptcy of William Smith printer, Glasgow. Edinburgh Evening Courant 25 June 1785.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • FAIRBAIRN [John] & ANDERSON booksellers Edinburgh
    [John] Fairbairn and Anderson booksellers, publishers and stationers New Buildings 55 North Bridge 1818-20
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820
  • FAIRBAIRN, J. bookseller Edinburgh
    25 Warriston Crescent 1843-45
    Edin Dir
  • FAIRBAIRN, James bookseller Edinburgh
    John & James Fairbairn 9 Hunter Square 1789-94
    John Fairbairn same address 1793-1803
    70 Adam's Square 1804
    Adam's Square 1805-08
    Son of John Fairbairn bookbinder, apprenticed to James Dickson bookseller for 5 years 22 July 1779. Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father John Fairbairn merchant 2 November 1786.
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 19 August 1790.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg; NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • FAIRBAIRN, James engraver Edinburgh
    22 Thistle Street 1846-47
    19 South St David's Street 1848
    41 George Street 1849-51
    50 George Street 1852-53
    38 Charlotte Square 1854-58
    14 South St Andrews Street - Temperance Hotel 1859
    27 Clyde Street 1860-62
    The engraver of Crests of the families of Great Britain and Ireland compiled from the best authorities by James Fairbairn, and revised by Laurence Butters. Edinburgh, 1860.
    Died in Edinburgh 20 October 1862
    Edin Dir; Johnst3
  • FAIRBAIRN, James librarian Innerleithen
    Innerleithen 1852
    Innerleithen Library
    Slater 1852
  • FAIRBAIRN, John bookbinder, bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    bookbinder Castlehill 1774-75
    Back of the Weigh-House 1776-82
    stationer Opposite the Weigh-House 1784-88
    bookseller and stationer Castlehill 1788
    John & James Fairbairn 9 Hunter Square 1789-94
    John Fairbairn same address 1793-1803
    70 Adam's Square 1804
    Adam's Square 1805-08
    Wester Newington 1809-10
    Son of the late James Fairbairn, schoolmaster at Pennicuik, married Katharine daughter to Charles Barklay farmer in Carnock 28 June 1761. Apprenticed to Andrew [Adrian] Watkins, H.M. Printer for Scotland for 7 years. Burgess as apprentice to Adrian Watkins His Majesty's Stationer for Scotland 21 March 1782, apprenticed same day; Guild Brother 'merchant' 17 August 1786. For many years clerk to Mr Donaldson. Member, preses and treasurer of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 23 June 1790. Apprentice Adam Black, Burgess 14 April 1808; Guild Brother 16 March 1814. John Fairbairn died 1810. 'He had been bred with Adrian Watkins, the King's Printer, and was many years clerk to Mr Donaldson'. His 'son, his assistant in business, had died only a short time before' 1795. 'He died in the year 1810, and having no near relatives, left me and my friend Mr. Reid of Leith residuary legatees. He had much intercourse with American booksellers' Constable
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; EdinPren; EdinBurg; EdinMarr; Constable; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • FAIRBAIRN, John bookseller Edinburgh
    39 Nicolson Street 1812-13
    bookseller and stationer Cross 1815-16
    230 High Street 1817
    [John] Fairbairn and Anderson booksellers, publishers and stationers New Buildings 55 North Bridge 1818-21
    John Fairbairn bookseller and stationer 13 Waterloo Place 1822-26
    6 George Street 1827-30
    house 28 Gayfield Square 1829-31
    28 Gayfield Square 1832-42
    25 Warriston Crescent 1843-47
    no trade same address 1848-54
    Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to William Creech 2 October 1815. Sequestration in SRO 1826.
    Edin Dir; Williamson 1794; EdinBurg; Pigot 1825; SRO CS231/F/1/29
  • FAIRBAIRN, John bookseller Edinburgh
    15 South Saint Davids Street 1845
    Edin Dir
  • FAIRELAN, Walter apprentice stationer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1724
    Walter Fairelan, son of Robert M'Fairelan of Auchbin, apprenticed to William Duncan stationer Glasgow 1724
    Maxted
  • FAIRGRIEVE [John] and MURDOCH printers Edinburgh
    R. Fairgrieve 23 Rose Lane 1832
    Fairgrieve and Murdoch same address 1832
    J. Fairgrieve & Co same address 1833
    Edin Dir
  • FAIRGRIEVE, John printer Edinburgh
    Robertson's Close 1825
    Peacock and [John] Fairgrieve 204 High Street 1826-27
    R. Fairgrieve 23 Rose Lane 1829-31
    Fairgrieve and Murdoch same address 1832
    John Fairgrieve & Co same address 1833
    79 Princes Street 1834-35
    John Fairgrieve & Co 54 Rose Street 1836-49
    John Fairgrieve same address 1850
    74 Rose Street 1851-55
    72 Rose Street 1856-59
    Fairgrieve & Son 72 Rose Street 1860-63
    J. Fairgrieve same address 1864-65
    Burgess in right of father James Fairgrieve brewer 30 January 1822.
    EdinBurg; Edin Dir
  • FAIRGRIEVE, R. printer Edinburgh
    23 Rose Lane 1829-31
    Fairgrieve and Murdoch same address 1832
    J. Fairgrieve & Co same address 1833
    79 Princes Street 1834
    John Fairgrieve & Co 28 Gayfield Square 1835
    54 Rose Street 1836-50
    74 Rose Street 1851-55
    72 Rose Street 1856-59
    Fairgrieve & Son same address 1860-63
    J. Fairgrieve 1865-65
    Edin Dir
  • FAIRLEY, James printer Edinburgh
    14 Arthur Street 1835
    10 Arthur Street 1836-37
    Gray 1835; 1836; 1837
  • FAIRLIE, John apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1664
    Son to Mr William Fairlie, wright in Edinburgh, apprenticed with Andrew Anderson printer 16 November 1664.
    EdinPren
  • FALCONER & WILLISON printers Glasgow
    Glasgow 1799-1800
    NLS Impr Ind
  • FALCONER, Alexander bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1643-68
    Son to William Falconer, outwith the West Port of Edinburgh, apprenticed to Andrew Wilson bookseller 29 March 1643. Burgess as apprentice to Andrew Wilsone bookseller (29 March 1643) 13 May 1668.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • FALCONER, J.S. bookseller Edinburgh
    25 Nicolson Street 1833
    26 Nicolson Street Gray 1833 also the same in Street Index.
    Edin Dir
  • FALCONER, John bookbinder and bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1648-93
    John Falconer bookbinder Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to John Falconer reedmaker 2 March 1648. William Guthrie. The Christian's great interest was printed for him, and others, by Christopher Higgins in 1659. He was one of the debtors in Gideon Lithgow's inventory in 1662 Bann.Misc.ii,280. Michael Falconer stationer was made Burgess and Guild Brother as third son to John Falconer bookbinder 12 October 1680. Thomas Falconer writer was made Burgess and Guild Brother as seventh son to John Falconer bookbinder 21 February 1690. John Falconer bookbinder was made Burgess and Guild Brother in right of his father 17 March 1693. John Erskine merchant was made Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Esther daughter to deceased John Falconer bookbinder 5 December 1715. That would suggest that John Falconer the elder died between 1693 and 1715.
    GlasBurg; Aldis 1904
  • FALCONER, John bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1693
    Burgess and Guild brother in right of his father 17 March 1693.
    GlasBurg
  • FALCONER, Michael stationer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1680
    Burgess and Guild Brother as third son to John Falconer bookbinder 12 October 1680.
    GlasBurg
  • FALCONER, Robert bookseller Glasgow
    29 Miller's Place 1840
    44 Miller's Place 1844
    Glas Dir
  • FALCONER, S. bookseller Edinburgh
    Hill Place 1834-37
    Edin Dir
  • FALCONER, S. bookseller Edinburgh
    4 North College Street 1847-53
    Edin Dir
  • FALCONER, W. bookseller Glasgow
    Saltmarket 1800
    Sold Ewing Greville's Animadversions. Glasgow: printed by Falconer & Willison. 1800.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • FALCONER, William printer Glasgow
    120 Saltmarket 1803-4
    lodging 9 Victoria Street 1805
    Falconer & Frazer 82 High Street 1807
    lodging 9 Victoria Street 1809
    Printed for R. Smith bookseller a chapbook Lives of the most celebrated ancient kings of Scotland in 1804. It has twelve pages of text and eight full-page engraved plates!
    Chapbook Printers
  • FALCONER, William printer Glasgow
    Western Star Office 3 High-street 1815
    printer same address 1820
    11 High Street 1825
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • FALCONER, William printer Paisley
    Paisley 1804
    Printed Sketches of the lives of remarkable and celebrated characters. Paisley, 1804.
    Crawford
  • FAMILTON, Thomas bookseller Edinburgh?
    Edinburgh? 1760
    John Dalziel. Doctrine of the unity. Edinburgh: printed for Thomas Familton and Thomas Wilson in Earlston ...
    NLS Impr Ind
  • FARIE, James bookbinder Glasgow
    Robert Farie, 54 Trongate 1819
    Post Office Court, Trongate 1820
    114 Trongate 1828
    Wilson's Court, 57 Argyll Street 1835
    & Co same address 1840
    James Farie, same address 1844-47
    Glas Dir
  • FARIE, James paper maker Govan
    Meikle Balgray 1770
    Will registered 8 August 1770.
    HamiltonTest
  • FARIE, Robert bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1779
    Salt Market 1783-86
    16 Saltmarket 1787-89
    Robert Farrie [sic] apprenticed to John Marshall bookbinder Glasgow 1761. Died 30 March 1800 Maxted; Glas Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Timperley p.802.
  • FARIE, Robert bookbinder Glasgow
    54 Trongate 1819
    Old Post Office Court, [141] Trongate 1820-25
    114 Trongate 1828
    Wilson's Court, 57 Argyll Street 1835
    & Co same address 1837-40
    James Farie same address 1844
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • FARLANE [FAIRELAN], Walter apprentice stationer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1724
    Walter Fairelan, son of Robert M'Fairelan of Auchbin, apprenticed to William Duncan stationer Glasgow 1724
    Maxted
  • FARQUHAR, George printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1833-75
    Of the Herald Office.
    Beavan
  • FARQUHAR, J. bookseller Wick
    High Street 1810
    John Mowat 'Books and Printing in Caithness' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society vi 84-94 (1920)
  • FARQUHAR, Robert bookseller Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1723-48
    Under the Town House of Aberdeen 1749-53
    NLS Impr Ind; Beavan
  • FARQUHAR, Robert bookseller Aberdeen
    Castlegate 1753-1763
    Nephew of Robert Farquhar 1723-53
    NLS Impr Ind; Beavan
  • FARQUHAR, William bookseller and circulating library Peterhead
    Peterhead 1790?
    Aberdeen 1791?
    printer's devil to John Moir Edinburgh 1794
    'The first person that I can hear of who tried bookselling as a business in Peterhead was a William Farquhar; he also kept a circulating library, and published a collection of original poems... He did not find employment and therefore left the place.' Poems on several occasions: consisting of Elegies & Epistles, Miscellaneous & Scottish pieces. By William Farquhar was printed at Edinburgh for the author in 1794. The printer was John Moir who was Farquhar's employer at the time. Farquhar is generous with personal information in his poems. He 'has not as yet completed his twenty-third year', so he was born about 1772.
    'I left my business, clos'd my shop,
    Gave up for fancy'd solid hope;
    left Aberdeen with pride elate,
    But found my blunder, tho' too late.
    Then round Edina's streets I wander'd,
    Where for my folly I was slander'd.
    With fruitless toil at last being worn,
    Homeward, desponding, I return;
    But ship'd again. I backward trode,
    Unwillingly the same vile road.
    To generous Moir I then apply'd,
    Who, as he could, my wants supply'd;
    And to prevent a greater evil
    Gave me the honour'd post of Devil.'
    He seems to have decided to remain in Edinburgh:-
    'In Edinburgh my lot is cast,
    I'm anchor'd there I think at last'
    His Poems include An Address intended to have been printed on the opening of the author's circulating library at Peterhead.
    Peter Buchan. Annals of Peterhead. Peterhead, 1819.
  • FARQUHARSON, Alexander bookseller stationer & circulating library Burntisland
    Burntisland 1852
    Slater 1852
  • FARQUHARSON, David printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1794
    Married Margaret daughter of deceased John Robertson farmer at Lauder 15 May 1794.
    EdinMarr
  • FARQUHARSON, David printer Edinburgh
    6 West Richmond Street 1833-36
    Gray 1833; 1834; 1835; 1836
  • FARQUHARSON, Henry carver and printseller Edinburgh
    carver and gilder St Mary's Wynd 1774-77
    Below Head of the North Bridge 1778
    St Mary's Wynd 1780-82
    Bridge Street 1784-86
    Below Head of the North Bridge 1788
    3 Princes's Street 1790
    carver and printseller Prince's Street 1793
    carver and gilder 3 South Prince's Street 1794-97
    Henry Farquharson & Co Wardrop's Back Court 1799-1803
    Henry Farquharson Carver and Gilder to the Prince of Wales Scale Stair, Head of Dixon's Close 1804
    Williamson's Edin Dir 1794 2 Princes Street.
    Edin Dir
  • FARQUHARSON, William bookseller and stationer Keith
    Mid Street 1837
    & druggist same address 1852
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • FARRIE, Robert apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1761
    Robert Farrie apprenticed to John Marshall bookbinder Glasgow 1761. See Robert Farie
    Maxted
  • FEARN, Alexander engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1679-95
    Married Agnes Fullarton at Edinburgh 5 September1679; The privileges of a manufactory conferred on Alexander Fearn, to enable him to practise the art of engraving, either in cutting seals, coats of arms, etc., or in "cutting or sinking the exact effigies of any person who pleases to sit three hours severally."
    The Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol. IX, Edinburgh, 1822, Ref. 1695, c 82 IX, 490; Johnst3
  • FELFERE, Robert stationer Kelso
    Kelso 1761
    George Patterson apprenticed to Robert Felfere stationer Kelso 1761
    Maxted
  • FELL, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1764
    Married Margaret daughter to Alexander Hutton merchant 16 December 1764.
    EdinMarr
  • FELL, Robert engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1796
    Married Margaret daughter of William Dingwall shoemaker 2 December 1796.
    EdinMarr
  • FENNELL [FINNELL], John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1610-19
    John Finnell bookbinder married Agnes Stregeith at Edinburgh 10 July 1610. The National Library of Scotland has a book with an inscription stating that it was bound by John Fennell in Edinburgh 1619.
    EdinMarr; John Morris. 'Scottish bookbindings: a binding by John Fennell of Edinburgh for George Lauder of the Bass 1619'. The Bibliotheck xvi,59-63 (1989)
  • FENTON, Charles engraver and lithographer Dundee
    James Fenton 24 High Street South Side 1829-36
    4 Crichton Street 1837-45
    James and Charles Fenton 6 Crichton Street 1846-68
    Born 11797, son of Charles Fenton and Amelia Nicoll, and brother of James Fenton engraver Dundee. Married Elizabeth Duncan. Died in Dundee 31 May 1884
    'Fenton's Book of Accounts 1847-53' is held in Dundee Central Library; Johnst3; Schenck
  • FENTON, James book agent Aberdeen
    Gerard Street 1824
    70 George Street 1834
    Agent for the Penny National Library. Went to London in 1834.
    Beavan; Pigot 1825
  • FENTON, James copper engraver and lithographic printer Dundee
    24 High Street South side 1829-36
    4 Crichton Street 1837-45
    James & Charles Fenton 6 Crichton Street 1846-67
    Son of Charles Fenton and Amelia Nicoll, James Fenton 1797-1853. Worked for Thomas Ivory, for 16 years from 1809 till 2nd June 1825, when he took over the business on Ivory's retiral. Died in Dundee 21 December 1853; The firm's account book 1847-53 is held in Dundee City Library.
    Dundee 1829; 1846; Pigot 1837; Slater 1852; Schenck; Johnst3
  • FENTON, Robert bookbinder Aberdeen
    56 John Street 1835-57
    Almost certainly worked as journeyman for or in partnership with John Philip for part of his career.
    Beavan
  • FENWICK, John bookseller Langholm
    High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • FERGUSHILL, Andrew apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1710
    Andrew Fergushill , son of Robert Fergushill of Burnockstown, apprenticed to Hendrie Luke bookbinder Glasgow 4 May 1710
    Maxted


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