Kincaid, Alexander - Lawson, James

  • KINCAID, Alexander bookseller, printer and stationer Edinburgh
    Opposite to the Parliament Close 1735-37
    Above the Cross 1739-46
    Kincaid & Donaldson 1751-58
    Alexander Kincaid and John Bell 1758-71
    auction house at the Cross 1761
    auction house below Mr Balfour's Coffee House 1763-64
    [Alexander] Kincaid & [William] Creech Ossian's Head, Luckenbooths 1771-4
    His Majesty's Printer and Stationer Printing Office Opposite foot of Old Fishmarket Close Cowgate 1773-74
    Cowgate 1776-77
    Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to Mr James M'Quein [M'Euen], bookseller 20 March 1734. His Majesty's Printer for Scotland 21st June 1749. Married the Honourable Miss Caroline Kerr, daughter of the deceased Lord Charles Kerr 13 October 1751. There is an auction catalogue of 1 December 1757 'at the Auction-house of Yair and Fleming' in Edinburgh City Library. Kincaid & Donaldson's partnership was dissolved at Whitsun 1758. In 1764 prohibited items, printed in Ireland, seized at Irvine were consigned to Alexander Kincaid and James Knox bookseller at Glasgow. The partnership between Kincaid & Bell was dissolved at Whitsun 1771. Mrs Kincaid daughter of late Lord Charles Kerr died 14 August 1774. Kincaid was elected Lord Provost of Edinburgh in September 1776 and died 21 January 1777, in office, in his 64th year. Will registered 7 March 1777 and 24 April 1778. Assigns of Alexander Kincaid 1777-89. Apprentices: John Miller 8 January 1735; Alexander Lindsay 12 October 1743; John Bell 20 November 1754, Burgess 13 January 1762; [William] Creech, Burgess 9 September 1779.
    EdinBurg; NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinMarr; EdinTest; EdinPren; McDougall. Smugglers
  • KINCAID, Alexander bookseller and printing ink maker Edinburgh
    Clerk at Kincaid's Warehouse 1777
    Warehouse Nicholson's St 1780
    Sale room 1st door of scale stair foot of Covenant Close 1781
    Tailor's Close, Cowgate, Stationery Warehouse Old Assembly Close; Clerk, Kincaid's Close, Cowgate 1786
    Bristo St 1782
    Head of the Horsewynd 1790
    stationer and printers ink maker red and black Fountainbridge 1791
    printers ink maker West end of Fountainbridge 1793-1804
    4 North Richmond Street 1805-9
    Fountainbridge 1810-11
    80 Fountainbridge 1813-16
    Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father Alexander Kincaid H.M. Printer and Stationer for Scotland 11 September 1776. The Richmond Street address is probably his house. The printing ink manufactory is likely to have remained at Fountainbridge. It was too dangerous a trade to carry on in a residential area because of the high risk of fire in reducing the linseed oil of which the printing ink was principally made.
    EdinBurg; NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir
  • KINCAID, Patrick embroiderer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1542-43
    In January 1543 Patrick Kincaid covered a matin book in black cloth and made a bag for it for James, 2nd Earl of Arran, regent of Mary Queen of Scots.
    Mitchell; Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland viii,163.
  • KINFAUNS PRESS lithographic private press Kinfauns Castle
    Kinfauns Castle 1827-33
    A private press which produced, for Francis Earl Gray, a sumptuous library catalogue and a catalogue of the pictures at Kinfauns Castle. David Morison lithographer of Perth was responsible for the direction and Peter Cochrane was the name of the lithographer who executed them. Some ephemera from the press are in the National Library of Scotland.
  • KING, Arthur printer and publisher Aberdeen
    25 Huntly Street 1844
    Aberdeen 1845-72
    Took over the printing office of George & Robert King about 1850. Firm sold to John Thomson in 1872, and eventually became Aberdeen University Press.
  • KING, Charles engraver and copperplate printer Edinburgh
    Forrester's Wynd 1790-94
    Edin Dir
  • KING, George bookseller Aberdeen
    38 St Nicholas Street 1827
    36 St Nicholas Street 1828
    28 St Nicholas Street 1837-43
    George and Robert King booksellers, stationers and printers same address 1843
    Aberdeen 1844-63
    Printing House East Lindsay Street, Golden Square 1843
    Aberdeen 1844-50
    Book agent and Depository for various tract societies. Printing business taken over by Arthur King in 1850.
    Beavan; Pigot 1837
  • KING, James lapidary, jeweller and seal engraver Edinburgh
    92 Princes Street 1824-29
    59 Princes Street 1830-43
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • KING, Janet bookseller Kilwinning
    Kilwinning 1852
    Slater 1852
  • KING, Matthew engraver Glasgow
    139 Trongate 1844
    13 Argyll Street 1847
    Initial only 1844.
    Glas Dir
  • KING, Robert printer Peterhead
    Broad Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
    King's Warehouse Buildings 1805-10
    King's Printers for Scotland [33] Blair Street 1832-37
    Queen's Printers for Scotland 33 Blair Street 1837-40
    Queen's late Printers for Scotland 33 Blair Street 1841-47
    Queen's late printer and stationer 29 Blair Street 1848
    George Stewart overseer 1784; Hugh Anderson, King's Printing Office 1788; 113 Nicolson's Street 1796-97, Overseer of H.M. Printing Office; William Waddell manager for His Majesty's Printers 1805-31; James Kinnear of the King's Printing Office - house 6 New Street, Canongate 1813-34; John Carr of King's Printing-Office - house 9 Simon Square 1818-26; Alexander Henderson of the King's Printing Office 1815-29, Manager of the Kings Printers 33 Blair Street 1830-39, Manager for Her Majesty's Late Printers same address 1840; William Black of King's Printing Office 1824-39; Manager for Her Majesty's late printers 33 Blair Street 1840-47; David Kinnear same address 1836; Daniel M'Gregor of the King's Printing Office - 9 Adam Street 1824; David Bell foreman to King's Stationery warehouse House Potter Row 1796-97. Not in Street index 1849.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1834; Pigot 1837
  • KINLAY, John apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1760
    John Kinlay apprenticed to James Robb bookbinder Glasgow 1760
  • KINNEAR, David printer Edinburgh
    of the King's Printing Office - house 6 New Street 1836-37
    Edin Dir; Gray 1837
  • KINNEAR, James printer Edinburgh
    Foot of New Street, Canongate Denovan's 1804
    Edin Dir
  • KINNEAR, James printer Edinburgh
    of the King's Printing Office - house 6 New Street, Canongate 1813-35
    Edin Dir; Gray 1834; 1835; 1837
  • KINNEAR, Robert stationer and circulating library Edinburgh
    12 South Frederick Street 1808-10
    29 South Frederick Street 1811-27
    and distributor of stamps same address 1828-32
    stationer same address 1833
    1 Claremont Place 1835-36
    11 Picardy Place 1837
    6 Union Street 1838-39
    1 Walker Street 1840-50
    no trade same address 1851-54
    Burgess in right of wife Elizabeth daughter of John Mitchell merchant 15 June 1809; bookseller or merchant Guild Brother 16 June 1810. No trade 1844-50. Thee National Library of Scotland has a copy of Catalogue of Robert Kinnear's Circulating Library. [no date].
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Pigot 1820
  • KIPPEN, James Hill & Co printers and publishers Glasgow
    75 Argyll Street 1840-44
    15 Turner's Court, 87 Argyll Street 1847
    Burgess and Guild Brother as younger son to William Kippen merchant 15 April 1841.
    Glas Dir; GlasBurg
  • KIRK, John bookseller Glasgow
    Calton 1796-98
    NLS Impr Ind
  • KIRKCALDY, James printer Edinburgh
    journeyman printer with William Turnbull 1792
    Edinburgh 1793
    Witness in the trial for treason of James Tytler 1792 (Indictment NLS LC1133(9). Married Mary daughter of deceased Richard Johnston labourer 20 July 1793.
  • KIRKPATRICK, Douglas & Co paper makers Dumfries
    Colzer Mill 1825
    Mill No 47. Not in Mill list 1832.
  • KIRKPATRICK, James running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1781
    Married Mary daughter of deceased - Drysdale day labourer in Fife 10 January 1781.
  • KIRKTON [KIRKTOUN], Joshua stationer London
    Edinburgh 1679
    His will was registered in Edinburgh 8 February 1679. Bann.Misc.ii,296.
    Aldis 1904; EdinTest
  • KIRKWOOD, Alexander die and stamp cutter Edinburgh
    11 St Andrews Street 1826-31
    10 North St Andrews Street 1832
    [10] Meuse Lane 1833-37
    and stereo founder same address 1838-42
    die cutter, button maker and medallist same address 1843-45
    die and stamp cutter same address 1846-58
    9 St James Square 1859
    Alexander Kirkwood & Son same address 1860-20th Century
    10 Meuse Lane Gray 1833; 3 Meuse Lane Gray 1835; 1836; 1837. Alexander Kirkwood engraver who was born in 1833 or 1834, married Helen Brunton Mathison and died 5 December 1908. It seems likely that he was a member of this firm
    Edin Dir; Johnst3
  • KIRKWOOD, George merchant and bookseller Tranent
    Tranent 1761
    Sold copies of Animadversions upon a pamphlet lately published by Mr Dalziel. Edinburgh Evening Courant 6 April 1761.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • KIRKWOOD, Henry A. [Harry] seal engraver Edinburgh
    11 South St Andrew Street 1828-36
    engraver 3 South St Andrew Street 1837-38
    seal and wood engraver same address 1839-46
    seal and general engraver same address 1847-49
    seal and general engraver and lithographer same address 1850-52
    No second initial 1831;35-50. St David Street Gray 1836 main sequence only; St Andrew in Street Index. There is a flysheet advertisement of his from the 3 South St Andrew Street address in the Chambers Papers in the National Library of Scotland.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; National Library of Scotland Dep 341/636
  • KIRKWOOD, James engraver Edinburgh
    President Stair 1786
    Head Borthwick's Close 1788
    Parliament Close 1790-97
    James Kirkwood & Son, same address 1799-1803
    Cess Office Stairs, Parliament Close 1800-03
    Parliament Close 1804-10
    19 Parliament Square 1811-22
    166 High Street 1823-24
    11 South Saint Andrews Street 1825-34
    lithographers, engravers, printers and globe makers same address 1835-50
    Alexander Kirkwood, Meuse Lane 1851-55
    Scott & Ferguson same address 1852-60
    Alexander Kirkwood and Son, 9 James Square 1860-20th Century
    Married Christian Anderson at Perth 2 September 1771. Burgess and Guild Brother of Edinburgh 2 November 1786. Daughter Elizabeth married Thomas Dallas merchant 30 September 1795. Borthwick's Close Williamson 1794 'GREAT FIRE OF NOVEMBER, 1824. On the evening of Monday the fifteenth of November, at a little before ten o'clock, the alarm of "Fire!" was given in the High Street, and soon spread through the whole city. Crowds of people immediately hurried to the spot, and beheld the smoke issuing from the second flat of a house at the head of the Old Assembly Close, occupied by Messrs Kirkwood and Sons, copper-plate printers. The upper part of this tenement, which consisted of six storeys in height, and formed the eastern wing or division of one large uniform pile of building was, about eleven o'clock, completely involved in the flames.' 'and globe manufacturers' 1830. Robert listed separately from the same addresses 1814-30, probably the son, and as of Kirkwood & Son 1836-41. There seem to have been two Roberts, father and son. The father died 14 November1818, and a Robert Kirkwood was admitted Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father Robert Kirkwood engraver 12 April 1820.. James Kirkwood late engraver 27 Elder Street 1825-27. Died 19 January 1827. Successors to A. Scott Edin Dir 1850. The National Library of Scotland has Crests of the principal families of Great Britain and Ireland, engraved by J. Kirkwood & Son, from sketches by G. Sanders. Edinburgh, 1805. Apprentice: William Murphy, apprenticed 15 June 1812, Burgess 30 October 1839.
    Edin Dir; Chambers. Fires; EdinBurg; EdinMarr; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Schenck ; Johnst3
  • KIRKWOOD, James die and stamp cutter Edinburgh
    1 Huntly Street 1833
    2 Huntly Street 1834
    Gray 1833; 1834
  • KIRKWOOD, John engraver Edinburgh
    48 India Street 1826
    Edin Dir
  • KIRKWOOD, Robert engraver Edinburgh
    Carrubber's Close 1807-10
    house 3 Arniston Place 1811-14
    19 Parliament Square 1815-22
    2 Drummond Street 1823-24
    11 South St Andrews Street 1825-35
    12 Comely Bank 1836-37
    9 Comely Bank 1838-39
    R. Kirkwood and Son no trade same address 1840
    Son of James Kirkwood and Christian Anderson christened at Perth 8 December 1774. Married Janet daughter of John Mitchell at Broughton 28 January 1796. Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father James Kirkwood engraver 1 April 1801. A member of the firm of James Kirkwood & Son, Robert Kirkwood obtained a patent for certain improvements in the copper-plate printing press 28 February 1803. He died 14 November1818 and his place in the firm was taken by his son, another Robert.
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg; Edin Dir; Timperley 814; Johnst3
  • KIRKWOOD, Robert engraver Edinburgh
    19 Parliament Square 1815-22
    2 Drummond Street 1823-24
    11 South St Andrews Street 1825-35
    12 Comely Bank 1836-37
    9 Comely Bank 1838-39
    R. Kirkwood and Son no trade same address 1840
    Son of the Robert Kirkwood who died 14 November 1818. Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father Robert Kirkwood engraver 12 April 1820.
  • CAITCHEAN [KITCHEN], William paper maker Edinburgh
    Canongate 1799
    Daughter Margaret married James Taylor serjeant in the Mid Lothian Light Dragoons 2 October 1799.
  • KNIBLO, Mr James printer Edinburgh
    David Lindsay printer In the Grassmarket at the foot of Heriot's Bridge 1681-83
    Lindsay, Kniblo, Solingen and Colmar same address 1683
    Kniblo, Solingen and Colmar same address 1684
    David Lindsay and his partners same address 1684
    David Lindsay was appointed one of the King's Printers 23 November 1682. Watson (p.14) relates the history of this press, 'Sir Thomas Murray of Glendoick, having carefully digested the Acts of Parliament... imploy'd John Cairns Bookseller in Edinburgh... and he brought Dutch workmen and materials from Holland for that purpose. The Dutch-men's names were Joshua van Solingen and Ian Colmar. Mr Cairns dying in a short time after they came here, the Dutch-men kept the house a-going, and printed the folio Acts of Parliament... This printing-house, becoming at last the Dutch-men's in property; and Mrs Anderson endeavouring to stop their working by her gift; David Lindsay, merchant in Edinburgh, obtain'd a gift from King Charles II... and for his protecting them by his gift, they give him a share of their printing house: he and they printed several books very neatly, under all their Names... And at last the Dutch-men purchas'd Mr Lindsay's gift, and bought back his share of the printing-house. These Dutch-men falling into very considerable debts by the purchasing of this printing-house, and the ill payment of most of their employers; James Watson... paid money for them... and they made over the printing-house to him' and seem to have entered his employ (EBS vi,85). The printing privilege prefixed to the Acts renews to David Lindsay as undertaker and John Cairns as printer, the privilege granted to Sir Thomas Murray in 1679; it was confirmed by the Privy Council, 31 March 1681. Kniblo, Solingen and Colmar printed four items with their imprint in 1684.
    Aldis 1904.
  • KNIGHT & LAWRIE booksellers Edinburgh
    Pitt Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • KNIGHT, Findlay bookseller & bookbinder Ayr
    20 New Bridge Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • KNIGHT, William merchant and bookseller Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1781
    12 Gallowgate 1782
    Gallowgate 1783-1819
    Distributed a number of dissenting religious publications. Retired in 1819 having 'been in business upwards of 40 years' in favour of William Troup. Apprentice: Alexander Brown.
    Beavan; NLS Impr Ind
  • KNOWLES, Alexander music seller Aberdeen
    Piano Forte Manufactory, Dee Street 1813
    'Sometime of Knowles & Allan' Inverness Journal 24 December 1813.
  • KNOWES [KNOULLS], Christopher bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1661-71
    Son to late Mr Christopher Knowes, of Swynewood, apprenticed with George Swinton bookbinder 6 February 1661. Married, as stationer, Sarah Tod 30 April 1666. A child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 26 September 1671.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr; GreyBuri
  • KNOX, David bookseller & printer Dunbar
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • KNOX, George bookseller Ayr
    Ayr 1752-65
    James Meuros taken shop contiguous to that of the deceast Mr George Knox. Edinburgh Evening Courant 18 January 1766. Will registered 23 March 1767; 13 September 1768; 1 November 1770.
    NLS Impr Ind; GlasTest
  • KNOX, Mr Henry bookseller Edinburgh
    In the Luckenbooths 'e regione insigniorum domini Ross' 1696-1709
    Probably the youngest son of William Knox bookbinder. Baptised 9 May 1641; M.A. Edinburgh 1664; Burgess and Guild Brother 1678; Minister of Bowden, transferred from Dunscore about 1681; ejected by the Privy Council 1689; died at Edinburgh 27 December 1716 in his 76th year.
    Aldis 1904; NLS Impr Ind
  • KNOX, James bookseller, stationer, bookbinder and auctioneer Duns
    Market-place, Dunse 1820
    Duns 1825
    Castle Street 1837
    South Castle Street, subscription library Town Hall 1852
    'Only Middling; Does little and must have a Half-mutc[hkin?] in him' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bell; Slater 1852
  • KNOX, James bookseller Edinburgh
    clerk to J. Johnstone 7 Henderson Row 1844
    of Sutherland & Knox same address 1845-52
    Edin Dir
  • KNOX, James printer and bookseller Glasgow
    William Mitchel & James Knox Saltmercat 1750
    James Knox Near head of Salt Mercat 1755-65
    Printing house Gibson's Wynd 1765
    Prior's Head Donald's Land opposite Laigh Church Trongate 1766-7
    In 1764 prohibited items printed in Ireland seized at Irvine were consigned to Alexander Kincaid, bookseller in Edinburgh and James Knox. James Dodsley sued him for selling a pirated edition of Chesterfield's Letters in 1774. Died 31 January 1776 Edinburgh Evening Courant.
    NLS Impr Ind; McDougall. Smugglers
  • KNOX, Patrick agent for Blackie & Son Dundee
    7 Crichton Street 1846-52
    Slater just says book agent.
    Dundee 1846; Slater 1852
  • KNOX, William bookseller and bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1632-42
    Second son of William Knox, Minister of Cockpen (1592-1623) and a descendant of William Knox, elder brother of the reformer John Knox. Apprenticed with James Cathkyne bookseller 13 October 1619; Burgess and Guild Brother by right of wife Jeane daughter to umquhile Adame Thomesone apothecar 25 April 1632. He had three sons, James, Minister of Bowden, Robert and Henry. Apprentices: John Threipland 2 May 1632, Burgess 29 July 1642; William Wilson 9 November 1636, Burgess 30 April 1645; William Ramage 28 September 1642.
    Aldis 1904; EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • KRONHEIM, Joseph Martin engraver &c. Edinburgh
    9 Buccleugh Place 1842
    Born 1810. He was a designer and engraver in Paris and Edinburgh, before setting up as an art printer in Paternoster Row, London in 1846. He took out a licence in 1850 for the colour-printing process used by George Baxter. Died in 1896.
    Edin Dir; Jusith St John. The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books. A catalogue. Toronto, 1958.
  • KYLE, Alexander print shop Glasgow
    16 Thistle Street 1847
    Glas Dir
  • KYLE, William apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1712
    William Kyle, son of William Kyle, Minister of New Luce, deceased, apprenticed to James Grant burger and bookbinder Edinburgh 1712

    L., C. bookseller and bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1797
    A pennyworth of politics has imprint Edinburgh, sold by C.L. Probably Carnegie Low, bookbinder.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • LAIDLAW, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Milne's Court 1824
    New Dir 1824.
    Edin Dir
  • LAIDLAW, Thomas merchant Flexfield?
    'Flex' 1757
    Sold copies of James Burgh's Britain's Remembrancer. Edinburgh, 1757.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • LAIDLY, John printer Paisley
    Paisley 1786
    Subscribed to Martin Luther. A Commentary on Galations. Paisley, 1786.
  • LAING [J.] & FORBES [Charles] booksellers and stationers Edinburgh
    Laing & Forbes 92 Princes Street 1831-44
    Charles Forbes same address 1845-50
    Forbes & Wilson same address 1851
    J. Laing 1836-42 is given at the same home address as David Laing, i.e. Ramsay Lodge, Lauriston.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Pigot 1825
  • LAING, Mrs perfumer, mapseller, seller of childrens' books Aberdeen
    Union Street, adjoining the Royal Hotel 1820-27
    Also sold Chritmas Annuals.
  • LAING & Co paper makers Currie
    Currie 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • LAING, Alexander magazine publisher Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1820-22
    Son of James Laing, labourer, born 14 May 1787. Apprenticed to a flax dresser, but was disabled when 14, when a plank fell on his shoulder, while he was repairing a dam. He became a packman. He had always written verse, and became a regular contributor to The Dundee Courier. In 1827 he published Archie Allan at Forfar, and in 1846, a collection of his verse called Wayside Flowers. Chapman, ballad seller, writer, distributor and seller of his own Eccentric Magazine, he also edited the works of Burns and Tannahill. He died at Brechin on 14 October 1857.
    Beavan; D.H. Edwards The poetry of Scottish Rural Life or A sketch of the life and writings of Alexander Laing. Brechin, 1874; DNB
  • LAING, Andrew bookbinder Greenock
    14 William Street 1831
    bookseller and stationer, chart and nautical instrument warehouse 54 Cathcart Street; binding shop 14 William Street 1834
    bookseller bookbinder and stationer, chart and nautical instrument warehouse 1 Hamilton Street 1836
    bookseller stationer and bookbinder same address 1845
    Cathcart Street 1852
    49 Cathcart Street 1853-61
    Fowler 1831; 1834; 1836; Greenock 1845; 1853; 1861; Slater 1852
  • LAING, Charles paper maker Dunipace
    James Liddell Herbertshire Paper Mill 1789
    Daniel Macdonald same address 1790
    Edward and Richard Collins same address 1791-94
    Francis Strachan and Gilbert Laing same address 1795-96
    Adam Grieve same address 1797-1800
    Charles Laing same address 1801-24
    Robert Weir same address 1824-33
    Andrew Duncan same address 1834-20th Century
    William Morehead owner of the Herbertshire estate built a papermill in 1789, Excise No 39, and leased it to a succession of tenants. In 1824 the mill was bought by Robert Weir a Glasgow stationer. He leased it to Andrew Duncan in 1834, who eventually bought it in 1860. He died in 1863 aged 53. The mill continued in his name until it was bought in 1906 by Carrongrove, who closed it down in 1908.
    Ewen Jardine. 'The history of paper mills in Central Scotland'. IPH Yearbook vol.7 1988 81-93
  • LAING, Charles paper manufacturer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1763
    Married Alison daughter of deceased Robert Johnstone mason 6 November 1763.
  • LAING, Charles paper maker Galston
    Strath Paper-Mill 1780
    Advertised for apprentices Glasgow Mercury 27 April 1780.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • LAING, David bookseller Edinburgh
    William Laing Canongate Head 1786-90
    Head of Chessel's Court Canongate 1793-1800
    49 South Bridge East Side 1801-20
    William and David Laing same address 1821-37
    Second son of William Laing and Helen Kirk, David Laing was born in Edinburgh 20 April 1793. He was apprenticed to his father in his fourteenth year, and in 1821 became a full partner in the firm. He had an antiquarian turn, and was the first Secretary of the Bannantyne Club on its foundation on 27 February 1823. In 1826 he was elected a Fellow of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He became Librarian of the Signet Library in 1837, gave up the bookshop and sold the stock. He published very extensively in the fields of Scottish history and literature. In 1854 he was elected honorary professor of antiquities to the Royal Scottish Academy. On the 20 April 1864 he was made an LL.D. of the University of Edinburgh. He died in Portobello 18 October 1878. He left his manuscripts to the library of Edinburgh University, his printed books were sold by Sothebys in 1879-80. His collection of drawings was sold at auction anonymously by Thomas Chapman and Son in the same year.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; DNB; Notices of David Laing, LL.D. Edinburgh 1878; Gilbert Goudie. David Laing, LL.D. A memoir of his life and literary work. Edinburgh, 1913.
  • LAING, G.W. bookseller Montrose
    15 High Street 1846
    House Academy Square.
    Angus 1846
  • LAING, George & Co paper maker Balerno
    Balerno Mill, By Edinburgh 1828-47
    Mill No 52. In the possession of Kilgour & Paterson 1825, and of James Durham in 1852.
    Thomson; Edin Dir
  • LAING, Henry seal engraver Edinburgh
    bookseller, stationer and engraver 49 Princes Street 1829
    seal engraver and manufacturer of [Tassie's] composition seals 12 George Street 1830
    40 West Register Street 1831
    32 Princes Street 1832-35
    and manufacturer of glass seals 11 Infirmary Street 1836
    14 Infirmary Street 1837-38
    3 Elder Street 1839-43
    25 Clyde Street 1844-52
    No entry in trade index Edin Dir 1840. Christian name Edin Dir1846. Elder Street. Burgess and Guild Brother 21 December 1840.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; EdinBurg
  • LAING, James bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1835
    Burgess in right of father William Laing bookseller 4 November 1835.
  • LANG [LAING], James bookseller Kilmarnock
    Kilmarnock 1781-92
    Took in subscriptions for books.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • LAING, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Libberton Wynd 1809
    Gosford's Close 1814
    Byres Close 1815-16
    Collars' Close 1817
    Royal Bank Close 1818-19
    Edin Dir
  • LAING, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Register Office 1840-43
    Edin Dir
  • LAING, Robert papermaker Colinton
    Mossiemill 1840
    Woodhall Mill 1841-49
    George M'Whartie & Co had Mossiemill in 1839.
    Edin Dir
  • LAING, Robert paper maker and flocks manufacturer for beds Saltoun
    Salton Paper Mill 1775
    West Saltoun Paper Mill 1825
    Insured for £160 in 1787; Mill No 15. Not in Mill List 1832.
    Edin Dir; Thomson
  • LAING, Strachan paper maker Denny
    Herbertshire Paper Mill 1795-97
  • LAING, William bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1780-85
    Head of Canongate 1786-92
    Head of Chessel's Court Canongate 1793-1801
    49 South Bridge East side 1801-20
    W[illiam] & D[avid] Laing same address 1821-35
    William Laing was the son of William Laing, merchant taylor in Edinburgh and a Miss Straiton. Born Edinburgh 20 July 1764 and educated at the Grammar School in the Canongate. Apprenticed to a printer, Campbell Denovan on 13 April 1778, but gave it up because of defective eyesight and set up as a bookseller in the Canongate. He was admitted a Burgess of the Canongate in 1786. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 11 March 1787. He married, about 1788, Helen, only daughter of David Kirk. The National Library of Scotland has Laing's Catalogues for 1803. 1813. 1815. 1818 and Supplement 1819. Burgess of Edinburgh as apprentice to Campbell Denovan printer 2 August 1804. Died 10 April 1832. Apprentice: Hendrie Young, son of Hendrie Young, vintner in the Canongate 1 May 1794. William Laing's second son David Laing. was apprenticed to his father in his fourteenth year. He had an antiquarian turn, and was the first Secretary of the Bannantyne Club on its foundation on 27 February 1823. In 1837 he was elected Librarian of the Signet Library, gave up the bookshop and sold the stock. he died in Portobello 18 October 1878. His library was sold by Sotheby 1879-80.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinBurg; Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; DNB; Gilbert Goudie. David Laing, LL.D. A memoir of his life and literary work. Edinburgh, 1913; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • LAING, William & Co stationers Edinburgh
    18 Grassmarket 1849-52
    Edin Dir
  • LAIRD, Gabriel bookseller Greenock
    Laigh Street 1783
    Greenock 1784-1817
    Address from Tait's Glasgow directory 1783.
    NLS Impr Ind; Glas Dir
  • LAIRD, G. W. bookseller Montrose
    15 High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • LAIRD, James bookseller, stationer and printer Johnstone
    57 High Street 1834-37
    Fowler 1834; Pigot 1837
  • LAIRD, John bookseller Crieff
    Crieff 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • LAIRD, William & Co wholesale stationers Glasgow
    54 Glassford Street 1844
    56 Glassford Street 1847
    Trade index adds and 73 Wilson Street 1847.
    Glas Dir
  • LAMB, Mrs. auctioneer Edinburgh
    In the Parliament Close 1744
    Upon Thursday the 15th ... will be sold in house of Mrs Lamb by way of auction Caledonian Mercury 5 November 1744.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • LAMB, Francis printer Edinburgh
    10 Saunders Street 1836-37
    Gray 1836; 1837
  • LAMB, James printer Edinburgh
    4 South Frederick Street 1810
    7 Frederick Street 1811-12
    82 Rose Street 1813-20
    Edin Dir
  • LAMB, James printer Edinburgh
    26 George Street 1824-51
    Edin Dir
  • LAMB, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    of [David] Currie and [James Lamb] 10 Hunter Square 1832-52
    Edin Dir
  • LAMB, John apprentice printer Edinburgh
    James Robertson's Horsewynd 1792
    Witness at trial of Walter Berry and James Robertson for publishing a seditious libel 1792.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • LAMB, John printer Edinburgh
    56 Fountainbridge 1824-25
    Tweeddale Court 1826-35
    'Overseer Oliver & Boyd's' Gray's Dir 1832.
    Edin Dir
  • LAMB, Robert merchant Aberdeen
    Gallowgate 1797-98
    Sold copies of An affectionate address intended to promote the piety of young Christians. 3rd edition Aberdeen. 1797 for the Society for Publishing Religious Tracts.
    NLS Impr Ind; Beavan
  • LAMB, Robert printer Edinburgh
    printer 13 North West Circus Place 1833-37
    lodgings same address 1834-42 Edin Dir
    'painter' same address 1843
    printer same address 1844-47
    no occupation same address 1848-49
    Edin Dir; Gray 1833; 1833; 1834; 1835
  • LAMB, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    26 George Street 1822-24
    Edin Dir
  • LAMONT, James stationer Greenock
    21 Tobago Street 1845
    bookseller 11 Shaw Street 1852
    34 Shaw Street 1853
    Greenock 1845; 1853; Slater 1852
  • LAMONT, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1785
    Married Katharine daughter of deceased Duncan Robertson merchant in Kenmure 18 October 1785.
  • LANDRETH, Peter newspaper editor Cupar in Fife
    Bridge Street 1852
    Editor of The Fife Herald
    Slater 1852
  • LANE, James printer Edinburgh
    26 George Street 1824
    New Dir 1824.
    Edin Dir
  • LANG & TURNER stationer Glasgow
    42 Wilson Street 1828
    In section 'additional names' Glas Dir 1828.
    Glas Dir
  • LANG, Andrew bookseller Greenock
    1 Hamilton Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • LANG, Archibald bookseller Glasgow
    10 Wilson Street 1820
    6 Wilson Street 1821-26
    7 Wilson Street 1827-28
    Published The Soldier's daughter, or The history of Mary Jones in 1820, and Sketches of conversations with James Wilson, alias M'Lusky who was executed on the 4th June 1823.
    Chapbook Printers; Glas Dir
  • LANG, James bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1734
    Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to deceased Robert Lang merchant 31 July 1734.
  • LANG, James bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1795
    High Street ca 1796
    Chapman and Lang Glasgow 1799-1800
    NLS Impr Ind
  • LANG [LAING], James bookseller Kilmarnock
    Kilmarnock 1781-92
    Took in subscriptions for books.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • LANG, John bookseller Greenock
    45 Cathcart-street 1820
    Cathcart Street 1825
    and librarian 50 Cathcart Street 1831
    Pigot 1820; 1825; Fowler 1831
  • LANG, William apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1751
    William Lang apprenticed to Andrew Warden bookbinder Glasgow 1751
  • LANG, William, & Co printers Glasgow
    62 Bell Street 1809
    William Lang same address 1815-23
    59 Nelson Street 1824
    72 Nelson Street 1825-40
    Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Jean daughter to William Turner cordiner 1 April 1808. In 1816 he was one of the Glasgow citizens who called a public meeting in October 1816 to petition George IV for a redress of grievances in the Commons House of Parliament. Known as the Radical Printer. Arrested for seditious printing in 1816. Obituary in Glasgow Examiner 1 January 1848.
    GlasBurg; Glas Dir; Peter Mackenzie. Reminiscences of Glasgow. vol.1 p.101, 190; ; Autobiography of John McAdam. SHS 4th Series XVI (1980) 216
  • LANG, William bookseller, stationer and newsagent Glasgow
    80 St Vincent Street 1847
    Glas Dir
  • LANG, William newspaper editor Glasgow
    editor of the Glasgow Argus 25 Queen Street; house 1 Claremont Street 1844
    Glas Dir
  • LANGLANDS, Peter librarian Osnaburgh
    Osnaburgh 1852
    Mechanics Library
    Slater 1852
  • LANGLAND [LANGLANDS], Robert second-hand bookseller Dundee
    2 Princes Street 1837
    9 Princes Street 1846
    11 Princes Street 1852
    Pigot 1837; Dundee 1846; Slater 1852
  • LARGS LIBRARY subscription library Largs
    Bath Buildings, Bath Street 1834
    Instituted 1815. The library contains upwards of 400 books. John Spence librarian 1834-36.
    Fowler 1834; 1836
  • LARSHALL, R. printer Edinburgh
    12e Rose Lane 1835
    Misprint for Marshall in trade directory 1835.
    Edin Dir
  • LAUCHLAN, Joseph bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    Parliament Square 1775
    In Appendix 1775.
    Edin Dir
  • LAUDER, Andrew bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1587-1603
    Burgess 20 July 1587. In 1596 his wife Grissel Huchesoun was granted tem merks as travelling expences to join him in England. Apprentice: Caleb Cranston 17 May 1603.
    Mitchell; EdinBurg; Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh 1589-1603; EdinPren
  • LAWDER, Andrew bookseller and bookbinder Peterhead
    Long Gate 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • LAUDER, John apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1695
    Son to William Lauder, indweller in Portsburgh, apprenticed to Robert Allan bookbinder 6 February 1695.
  • LAUDER, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    155 Cow-gate 1820
    165 Cowgate 1825-31
    155 Cow-gate address in Pigot 1820.
    Pigot 1820; Edin Dir
  • LAWDER, John engraver Leith
    58 Tolbooth Wynd 1827-30
    Edin Dir
  • LAUDER, William bookbinder Perth
    Perth 1591
    Mentioned in the Privy Council Register iv, 693.
    Aldis 1904
  • LAURIE and Company printer Edinburgh
    Libberton's Wynd 1805-14
    Alexander Lawrie & Co, Old Fishmarket Close 1816-24
    11 Parliament Square and 5 Old Fishmarket Close 1820
    Edinburgh Gazette same addresses 1825
    4 and 5 North Bank Street 1825-40
    Dunbar's Close 1837
    W.A. Lawrie & Co 12 North Bank Street 1841
    13 North Bank Street 1842-43
    A. Lawrie & Co same address 1845-50
    Burgess 18 July 1793; Guild Brother 21 October 1817. Alexander Laurie, printer of the Gazette for Scotland died 12 February 1831. Apprentice: John Thomson Burgess and Guild Brother 23 October 1835.
    EdinBurg; Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; Timperley 916
  • LAWRIE and KNIGHT booksellers, stationers and circulating librarians Edinburgh
    41 Dundas Street 1837-41
    Edin Dir
  • LAURIE [Alexander] and SYMINGTON booksellers Edinburgh
    28 Parliament Close 1793
    Alexander Lawrie circulating library same address 1794-99
    bookseller Bank Street, Lawnmarket 1800
    At the English and French Circulating Library, Parliament Close 1801-1810
    stationer 11 Parliament Square 1811
    bookseller and Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Scotland same address 1812-22
    Depute Gazette Writer and Secretary to the Grand Lodge of Scotlnd same address 1823-24
    4 North Bank Street 1825-26
    Edin Dir
  • LAWRIE, Alexander bookseller and circulating library Edinburgh
    Edinburgh Circulating Library 53 Nicholson's Street 1790
    Laurie and Symington 28 Parliament Close 1793
    circulating library 28 Parliament Close 1794-99
    bookseller Bank Street, Lawnmarket 1800-01
    At the English and French Circulating Library, Parliament Close 1801-1810
    stationer 11 Parliament Close 1811
    bookseller and Secretary to the Grand Lodge of Scotland 11 Parliament Square 1812-22
    deputy Gazette Writer and Secretary to the Grand Lodge of Scotland same address 1823-24
    4 North Bank Street 1825-26
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 19 August 1790. Secretary to the Grand Lodge of Scotland 1816.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • LAURIE, Alexander and Company printers Edinburgh
    Libberton's Wynd 1804-14
    Alexander Lawrie & Co same address 1815
    Old Fishmarket Close 1816-24
    11 Parliament Square and 5 Old Fishmarket Close 1820
    Edinburgh Gazette same addresses 1825
    4 and 5 North Bank Street 1825-40
    W. A. Lawrie & Co 12 North Bank Street 1841
    13 North Bank Street 1842-44
    Alexander Laurie & Co Printers to Her Majesty same address 1845-70
    Burgess 18 July 1793; Guild Brother 21 October 1817. Alexander Laurie, printer of the Gazette for Scotland died 12 February 1831. Apprentice: John Thomson Burgess and Guild Brother 23 October 1835.
    EdinBurg; Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; Timperley 916
  • LAURIE, Alexander bookbinder Edinburgh
    126 Cowgate 1824-25
    Misprint for Lawrence in New Dir 1824. Presumably copied from that into Pigot 1825
    Pigot 1825 ; Edin Dir
  • LAWRIE, Alexander bookseller Leith
    The Shore 1806-09
    'late bookseller... creditors to accede to the trust assignation' Edinburgh Evening Courant 22 May 1809.
    Edin Dir
  • LAWRIE, George stationer and bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1697-1727
    Apprentices: John Robertson stationer Burgess by right of master 6 December 1697. Guild Brother [already being Burgess as serving apprentice with George Lawrie stationer] same right 6 April 1704. James M'Leane son of John M'Leane residenter in Glasgow apprenticed to George Lawrie bookbinder Glasgow 1710. James M'Lean bookbinder Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with George Laurie bookbinder 20 December 1727.
    GlasBurg; Maxted
  • LAURIE, Rev. James bookseller, circulating library and stationer Edinburgh
    29 Frederick Street 1837-38
    Gray 1837; Edin Dir
  • LAURIE, John bookseller and bookbinder Glasgow
    56 Main Street, Gorbals 1844
    Glas Dir
  • LAURIE [LAWRIE], John teacher and surveyor Leith
    Leith 1763
    Next Floor above the Netherbow Coffee House, Edinburgh 1764
    Head of Barenger's Close Edinburgh 1765
    Published A new and correct map of Midlothian. Edinburgh Evening Courant 26 December 1763. Advertisement Edinburgh Evening Courant 11 July 1764. Published A plan of the City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Evening Courant 12 August 1765.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • LAURIE, Robert bookbinder Glasgow
    27 Commerce Street 1828
    and librarian 8 King Street, Tradeston 1835-37
    and bookseller and stationer 3 King Street, Tradeston 1840
    52 Bridge Street, Tradeston 1844-47
    Listed as bookbinder in the trade section of Glas Dir 1840.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • LAWRIE, S. old & new book shop Edinburgh
    19 West Register Street 1843
    40 West Register Street 1844
    Edin Dir
  • LAURIE, W.A. and Company printers Edinburgh
    Alexander Lawrie & Co Libberton's Wynd 1804-14
    Old Fishmarket Close 1816-24
    4 and 5 North Bank Street 1825-40
    W. A. Lawrie & Co 12 North Bank Street 1841
    13 North Bank Street 1842-44
    Alexander Lawrie & Co same address 1845-65
    Alexander Laurie, printer of the Gazette for Scotland died 12 February 1831
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Timperley 916
  • LAURIE, Walter engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1798-99
    Named as subscriber to David Crawford's Poems chiefly in the Scotish dialect. Edinburgh, 1798.
    Bush.2; Johnst3
  • LAURIE, William bookbinder Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1818-19
    Gallow-gate 1820
    38 Gallowgate 1824-25
    11 St Nicholas Street 1827
    bookseller, circulating library and bookbinder 169 Union Street 1831-37
    Aberdeen 1838-59
    Beavan; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • LOWRIE [LAWRIE, LAURIE], William tool-cutter Edinburgh
    Potterrow 1774-84
    curious toolmaker same address 1786-90
    toolmaker same address 1793-1803
    plane maker Middle of Potterrow
    Simpson's Court, Potterrow 1807-13
    Not in Edin Dir1782
    Edin Dir
  • LAW, 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.
  • LAW, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1690
    Buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 25 May 1690.
  • LAW, John printer Edinburgh
    Richmond Street 1794-96
    Edin Dir
  • LAW, William bookseller Aberdeen
    63 or 93 Gallowgate 1836-40
  • LAWRENCE & Co booksellers Edinburgh
    10 Drummond Street 1828-29
    Edin Dir
  • LAWRENCE, Abraham bookbinder Edinburgh
    126 Cowgate 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • LAWRENCE, Alexander A. bookbinder Edinburgh
    126 Cowgate 1823-24
    18 Shakespear Square 1825
    126 Cowgate 1826
    53 Hanover Street 1827
    Alexander A. Laurence bookseller and stationer Edinburgh admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 13 January 1827. Sequestration in SRO 1827.
    Edin Dir; Cadell; SRO CS231/L/1/36
  • LAURENCE, Gifford stationer and music seller Leith
    49 Bernard Street 1829-30
    wholesale and retail bookseller and stationer same address 1831
    and binder 54 Bernard Street 1832
    Gifford Laurence bookseller and stationer Bernard Street, Leith admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 11 March 1833.
    Edin Dir; Cadell
  • LAWRENCE, John jun. bookseller Paisley
    Paisley 1817
    1 Lawn-street 1818-20
    Paisley 1821
    John Lawrence Paisley 1822
    2 Moss Street 1825
    The National Library of Scotland has a microfilm of Catalogue of Standard Works, School Books, Stationery &c. sold by John Lawrence. Paisley, 1819.
    Crawford; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • LAWRENCE, Simon engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1753
    John M'Lane apprenticed to Simon Lawrence engraver Edinburgh 1753
  • LAWS, William Black bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    20 Jamaica Street 1844
    171 Argyll Street 1847
    Also William Blacklaw who is at that address in the main section and the street directory Glas Dir 1844. In 1847 he appears under Laws alone.
    Glas Dir
  • LAWSON, Archibald bookseller Airdrie
    33 High Street and 17 Graham Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • LAWSON, George librarian Carnoustie
    Carnoustie 1852
    Carnoustie Subscription library
    Slater 1852
  • LAWSON, James apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1762
    James Lawson apprenticed to Robert Smith bookbinder Glasgow 1762
  • LAWSON, James Smith printer & newspaper publisher Montrose
    20 High Street 1852
    Publisher of The Standard
    Slater 1852

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