Mearn - Miller

  • MEARN auctioneer Glasgow
    Mearn's Auction Rooms, Gibsons-Land, Saltmarket 1794
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    18 Incle Factory Lane 1825
    Pigot 1825
    Junction of St Mary Street and Church Street 1838-20th Century
    Institute founded 1835. Building opened 28th June 1838. Library of 6000 books in 1888.
    Membership for apprentices and others under 15 years 1s.6d., working people 2s., others 3s. per annum.
    D.H. Edwards. Historical Guide to Brechin. 4th Ed. Brechin, [1903?] 251-53.
    Strichen's Close 1831
    6 James Court 1832
    7 James Court 1833-46
    8 James Court 1847
    7 James Court 1848-54
    Victoria Terrace 1855-65
    5 Victoria Terrace 1866-90
    22 St Giles Street 1891-92
    Called Subscription Mechanic Library 1831-32. Gilbert Smith librarian 1841: Daniel Cameron librarian 1847-54.
    Edin Dir
  • MEEK, David transcriber of old manuscripts Edinburgh
    14 Clerk Street 1832-42
    14 Archibald Place 1843-48
    Edin Dir
  • MEEK, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    265 High Street 1834-38
    Craig's Close 1837
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • MEGGAT, Alexander bookbinder, bookseller, stationer circulating library Dalkeith
    James Megget Dalkeith 1764-82
    Alexander Meggat Dalkeith 1783-93
    North East Quarter 1794
    Dalkeith 1795-1800
    Circulating Library with stationery and binding tools for sale Edinburgh Advertiser 8 April 1800 no name but probably Meggat.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind
  • MEGGET, Alexander bookbinder and bookseller Edinburgh
    Bristo Street 1786
    Burgess 26 October 1786. Bunyan's Solomon's Temple printed for A. Brown & A. Megget 1786.
    EdinBurg; Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind
  • MEGGET, James bookbinder and bookseller Dalkeith
    Dalkeith 1764-82
    Alexander Meggat Dalkeith 1783-1800
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  • MEGGAT [MIGGET], James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1742-46
    James Meggat journeyman bookbinder married Catherine Friar, daughter of the late John Friar resident in Galashiels 14 March 1742. Married Alison Simpson daughter of John Simpson skinner 21 December 1746.

    MEGGET, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1777?
    Before 1777.
  • MEIKLE, George apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1748
    Son of Mr Alexander Meikle, Minister at Langholm, apprenticed to Gideon Crawford bookseller 27 July 1748.
  • MEIKLE, James travelling secretary to Bible Society Edinburgh
    16 Gilmore Place 1842
    Edin Dir
  • MEIKLE, William bookseller Glasgow
    79 Stockwell Street 1844-49
    Glas Dir
  • MEICKLE, William bookseller and stationer Strathhaven
    Strathaven 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • MEIN, James bookseller and bookbinder Edinburgh
    On the North side of the Street at the Cross 1684-86
    Edinburgh 1687-98
    Sold Jo. Miles. A true relation of the great victory by Prester John against the Turks. Edinburgh, 1684 and Relation of the procession enjoyn'd by Mahomet Solyman. Holyroodhouse, 1686. Both are broadsides. Children buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 24 February 1689 and 11 May 1690. John Mein bookbinder buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 2 May 1698.
    Aldis 1904; GreyBuri
  • MEIN, John bookseller Edinburgh
    South side of Parliament Close 1760-64
    3rd Storey down the Post-Office Stairs, Parliament Close 1764
    John Mein apprenticed to John Trail bookseller Edinburgh 1754; Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father John Mein, sclater 3 December 1760. In February 1761 he advertised 'a great variety of pretty little entertaining books for children'; in November 1763 he announced that he would be giving up business on Whitsunday 1764 or sooner; in April 1764 the roup of his house was set for 1 May. Emigrated to Boston Mass in 1764. In 1766 went into partnership with John Fleeming as printer there.
    Maxted; Caledonian Mercury 6 September 1760; 21 February 1761; 20 January 1762; 9 March; 28 November; 21 December 1763; 28 April 1764; Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind
  • MEIN, William bookseller Dumfries
    Dumfries 1733-60
    Apprentice: James Palmer, son of Matthew Palmer, apprenticed to William Mein bookseller Dumfries 1741
    NLS Impr Ind; Maxted
  • MELDRUM, John bookseller Kirkcaldy
    Kirkcaldy 1722-26
    Sold copies of Papacy brought before the bar of Scripture. Edinburgh, 1722 ; and a work of Ralph Erskine in 1726.
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  • MELDRUM, Mrs bookseller Dunfermline
    Dunfermline 1724-28
    Sold copies of three works by Ralph Erskine.
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  • MELROSE [MEUROS, MUEROS], James bookseller Kilmarnock
    Kilmarnock 1742-1819
    Waterloo Street 1820-1
    To sell The British Magazine 1759. In October 1766 10 Bibles and 57 Quires of Poor Richard's Almanack, printed in Ireland and addressed to James Meuros were seized at Irvine. Meuros at first said that he had not commissioned them and asked for them to be returned to Belfast, then changed his mind and asked for them to be delivered, but they were condemned. Was indited with Donaldson in the important case, which settled the question of perpetual copyright in 1774..
    NLS Impr Ind; Pigot 1820; McDougall. Smugglers
  • MELVILLE music shop Glasgow
    598 Argyll Street 1820
    Glas Dir
  • MELVILLE, Alexander apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1679
    Son to umquhile David Melville in Easter Slisk, apprenticed to Mr George Leslie stationer 22 January 1679.
  • MELVILL, David bookseller Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1622-43
    Was cautioner for Edward Raban when he was appointed Town Printer. A substantial number of items were printed for him by Raban from 1622-33. Son Robert Melvill; buried 8 February 1643. Son Robert succeeded him in the business.
    Aberdeen Printers; Aldis 1904; STC
  • MELVILLE, Mrs E. catholic bookseller Glasgow
    17 Great Clyde Street 1847
    Glas Dir
  • MELVILLE, F and G. piano manufacturer and music seller Glasgow
    609 Argyle Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • MELVILLE, George bookbinder Edinburgh
    7 Richmond Place 1850-51
    11 West Nicolson Street 1852
    Edin Dir
  • MELVILLE, George pianoforte makers and music warehouse Glasgow
    14 Buchanan Street 1840-47
    Glas Dir
  • MELVILLE, Robert bookseller and bookbinder Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1630-45
    The son of David Melvill, Raban's patron and publisher. Admitted Burgess as bookseller 7 November 1632 and was appointed to rule 'the clokis and bells within the burghe'. Apprentice: John Thomson 14 May 1630.
  • MELVILLE, Robert H. plain and fancy stationer and account-book maker Glasgow
    358 Argyll Street 1847
    6 Buchanan Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • MENCE, John apprentice printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1763
    John Mence apprenticed to James Chalmers printer Aberdeen 1763
  • MENNONS, John printer Edinburgh, Glasgow, Irvine
    Brodie's Close Lawnmarket 1776-77
    [Donald] Bayne & Mennons same address 1778
    John Mennons same address 1778-9
    & Co same address 1779-83
    Duncan's Land Gibson's Wynd, Glasgow 1783
    Glasgow Mercury Saltmarket 1783-84
    Glasgow Advertiser 22 Saltmarket 1787
    Printing Office Tontine Close shop 1st West from the Exchange 1789-95
    J. & T. Mennons same address 1799-1802
    Mennons & Co. Tontine Buildings Exchange 1810-13
    J. Mennons & Son Irvine 1814-15
    Born 22 February 1747 in The Canongate, son of John Mennons, baxter, and Rebecca Galloway. He is believed to have served his apprenticeship in the office of The Edinburgh Courant. The Donald Bayne, who was his partner for a short time was the son of John Bayne the typefounder. Mennons was printer of The Edinburgh Evening Post 1780. About 1772, he married Janet Moir. She must have died about the time he went to Glasgow in 1783 as editor of The Glasgow Advertiser. About 1785 he married Jean daughter of James Steadman, a cutler in Glasgow. He became a Burgess and Guild Brother of Glasgow 24 February 1786. In 1797, Mennons purchased the country house of Jeanfield, he sold it in the following year. In 1802, at the age of 55, he sold his share in The Glasgow Advertiser and became a coalmaster. In 1802 he offered the coalfield on lease, but without any success. By 1809 he was bankrupt. 'Late printer, now corn merchant ... creditors to meet in the Tontine Tavern there, 1st May to name a factor' Edinburgh Evening Courant 27 April 1809. In 1810 he issued The Glasgow Magazine and Clydesdale Register, it appeared monthly and afterwards in book form. In 1812, it had reached three volumes,and was succeeded by The Scotsman. This was dropped in March 1813. In 1815 he was in Irvine and produced The Irvine ad County of Ayr Miscellany from September 1814 to July 1815, with his son John, by his second marriage. Died at Kilmarnock 2 February 1818 Glasgow Herald 6 February 1818.
    NLS Impr Ind; Glas Dir; Glas Burg; James Gourlay 'John Mennons an early Glasgow Journalist'in Records of The Glasgow Bibliographical Society ix 58-72

    MENNONS, John type and lithographic printing office and newspaper printer Greenock
    Greenock Advertiser Office, Cathcart-street 1820
    Greenock Advertiser Office, William Street 1825-30
    John Mennons & Co and lithographers Greenock Advertiser 8 William Street 1831-35
    3 William Street 1836-43
    Second son of John Mennons founder in 1783 of The Glasgow Advertiser, and his second wife Jean Steadman. Printer of The Greenock Advertiser Fowler 1820, and publisher 1834-36. He married Catherine Mills. He died at Greenock 6 August 1843. His obituary appeared in The Greenock Advertiser 11 August 1843. A small format miscellany called The Chaplet, which John Mennons was working on at the time of his death, was published in Greenock in 1848, it reprints the obituary from The Greenock Advertiser.
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Fowler 1831; 1834; 1836; Schenck
  • MENNYE, John printer, bookseller and auctioneer Aberdeen
    North Street 1769-71
    Printed and sold James Harvey's Works. Aberdeen, 1771.
    Beavan; NLS Impr Ind
  • MENON, John G. bookseller Glasgow
    7 London Street 1837
    newsagent, bookseller and stationer, librarian &c. 76 West Nile Street 1840
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • MENSON, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1671
    One of the booksellers who in 1671 successfully appealed to the Privy Council against A. Anderson's attempted enforcement of his monopoly. (Lee Appendix xxiv.)
    Aldis 1904
  • MENTEITH [MONTEITH], John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1663-73
    Coues Close 1674
    Wife Elisabeth Edglie buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 8 January 1663. Married Anna Monteith 5 June 1663. Anna Menteith buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 16 May 1673. John Menteith buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 30 January 1674. Will registered 20 July 1674 Bann.Misc.ii,295
    Aldis 1904; EdinMarr; GreyBuri; EdinTest
  • MENZIES & BRUCE printers Glasgow
    Concord Office 1 Wallace-court 1820
    Menzies & Co Glas Dir 1820.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820
  • MENZIES, Mrs reading room Leith
    Thomas Menzies Leith Reading Rooms, 123 Constitution Street 1824-36
    129 Constitution Street 1842-46
    Mrs Menzies 129 Constitution Street 1847-56
    Edin Dir
  • MENZIES, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    6 Carnegie Street 1808-09
    Edin Dir
  • MENZIES, Duncan printer and publisher Edinburgh
    Robert Menzies printer Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket 1810-11
    304 Lawnmarket 1812-36
    printer and publisher 20 Bank Street 1837-45
    Duncan Menzies printer same address 1845
    Edin Dir
  • MENZIES, George engraver Edinburgh
    J. & G. Menzies 201 High Street 1819-23
    199 High Street 1824-31
    Edin Dir
  • MENZIES, George engraver Edinburgh
    8 Adam Street 1824
    Edin Dir
  • MENZIES, James bookseller Kilmarnock
    Kilmarnock 1778-84
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  • MENZIES, John engraver Edinburgh
    Clamshell Turnpike 1805-06
    Fleshmarket Close 1807-14
    201 High Street 1815-18
    J[ohn] and G[eorge] Menzies same address 1819-23
    199 High Street 1824-31
    John Menzies same address 1832-35
    20 North Bridge 1836-37
    170 High Street 1838-39
    J. Menzies & Son same address 1840-42
    Burgess as apprentice to John Rymer engraver 8 January 1806.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bush.2
  • MENZIES, John engraver Edinburgh
    West Nicolson Street 1824
    35 West Nicolson Street 1825
    of J. & G. Menzies same address 1826-28
    25 West Nicolson Street 1829
    Of John and George Menzies. The above are house addresses.
    Edin Dir
  • MENZIES, J[ohn] and G[eorge] engravers Edinburgh
    J. Menzies Clamshell Turnpike 1805-06
    Fleshmarket Close 1807-14
    201 High Street 1815-18
    J[ohn] and G[eorge] Menzies same address 1819-23
    199 High Street 1824-31
    John Menzies same address 1832-35
    20 North Bridge 1836-37
    170 High Street 1838-39
    J. Menzies & Son same address 1840-42
    Edin Dir
  • MENZIES, John bookseller, stationer and printseller Edinburgh
    61 Princes Street 1833-59
    wholesale bookseller Hanover Street 1859-67
    John Menzies & Company same address 1867-ca 1914
    Rose Street ca 1914-
    bookseller 16 and 17 Princes Street 1928
    Before starting his own business he was employed by Charles Tilt.
    1808-79. Apprenticed to an Edinburgh bookseller, and afterwards employed by the London publisher, Charles Tilt. Returned to Edinburgh in 1832 when his father died leaving him to provide for a step-mother and two sisters. From the first he involved himself in wholesale bookselling. In 1835 he published his first stock list. In 1845 he started a monthly booklist. In 1845 he married a Miss Marr. In 1857 he started acquiring bookstalls on Scottish Railways. In 1859, premises were acquired in Hanover Street, and the retail part of the business was dropped. The Glasgow branch opened in 1868. John Menzies died in 1879.
    Edin Dir; The House of Menzies. Edinburgh, 1958; The Menzies Group. Edinburgh, 1965.
  • MENZIES, John engraver Edinburgh
    1 Ladyfield Place 1846
    5 Romilly Place 1847
    12 Tobago Street 1848-49
    Buccleuch Pend 1850-51
    1 Gardner's Crescent 1852-56
    Edin Dir
  • MENZIES, John bookseller Port Glasgow
    Port Glasgow 1773
    Estate sequestered. Edinburgh Evening Courant 18 September 1773.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • MENZIES, R. & A. bookbinders Glasgow
    169 Trongate 1820
    127 Tron-gate in Pigot 1820.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820
  • MENZIES, Robert printer and publisher Edinburgh
    printer Brodie's Close, Lawnmarket 1810-11
    304 Lawnmarket 1812-36
    printer and publisher 20 Bank Street 1837-45
    Duncan Menzies printer same address 1845
    Published slip ballads, catchpennies and an occasional chapbook from the Lawnmarket address, and a cheap cookery book, P. Carruth's Domestic economy; or General recipe book, from 20 Bank Street. Hawkie describes his experiences with this printer.
    Edin Dir; Chapbook Printers; Hawkie the autobiography of a gangrel. Glasgow, 1888 pp.99-101.
  • MENZIES, Thomas printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1845-55
    Of The Observer Office, from 1847 of The Gazette Office.
  • MENZIES, Thomas reading rooms Leith
    Leith Reading Rooms, 123 Constitution Street 1824-36
    129 Constitution Street 1842-46
    Reading Rooms 130 Constitutional Street 1847
    Mrs Menzies 129 Constitution Street 1848-56
    '139' Edin Dir 1844. No mention of Menzies Edin Dir 1847
    Edin Dir
  • MENZIES, William bookseller Edinburgh
    9 Middle Arthur Place 1828-32
    Edin Dir
  • MENZIES, William bookbinder Glasgow
    11 Saltmarket 1815
    Salt-market 1820
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820
  • MERCER, George newspaper office Edinburgh
    of Courant Office 208 High Street 1830
    Edin Dir
  • MERCER, James newspaper office Edinburgh
    of Courant Office Old Fishmarket Close 1831-33
    Edin Dir
  • MERCER, John bookseller and printer Kincardine
    High Street 1837
    Kincardine 1852
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852

    MERCHANT, Alexander engraver Edinburgh
    2 Salisbury Street 1824-29
    Edin Dir
  • MERRILEES, Charles wood engraver Edinburgh
    1 Leven Street 1833
    17 Leven Street 1834
    Edin Dir
  • MERRILEES, Charles newspaper printer and publisher Forres
    High Street 1852
    Printer and publisher of The Forres Journal
    Slater 1852
  • MERRILEES, Euphemia & Ann grocers, drapers and librarians Dirleton
    Dirleton 1852
    Librarians to the parochial library
    Slater 1852
  • MERRY, Thomas Bicket lithographer & engraver Ayr
    10 High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • MERRY, Thomas Bicket engraver & lithographer Kilmarnock
    56 King Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • MEUROS [MELROSE, MUEROS], James bookseller Kilmarnock
    Kilmarnock 1742-1819
    Waterloo Street 1820-1
    To sell The British Magazine 1759. In October 1766 10 Bibles and 57 Quires of Poor Richard's Almanack, printed in Ireland and addressed to James Meuros were seized at Irvine. Meuros at first said that he had not commissioned them and asked for them to be returned to Belfast, then changed his mind and asked for them to be delivered, but they were condemned. Was indited with Donaldson in the important case, which settled the question of perpetual copyright in 1774..
    NLS Impr Ind; Pigot 1820; McDougall. Smugglers; The decision of the Court of Session, upon the question of literary property; in the cause John Hinton of London, bokseller, pursuer; against Alexander Donaldson and John Wood, booksellers in Edinburgh, and James Meurose bookseller in Kilmarnock, defenders. Published by James Boswell Esq; Advocate, one of the Counsel in the cause. Edinburgh, 1774.
  • MEWER, James apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1767
    James Mewer apprenticed to Peter Tail bookbinder Glasgow 7 August 1767. Surely Muir or Moore or perhaps Moir or More
  • MICHAEL, Thomas bookseller Creetown
    Creetown 1852
    Slater 1852
  • MICHIE, J. occasional seller of pamphlets Aberdeen
    55 Hadden Street, Cotton 1845
  • MICHIE, James bookseller & druggist Forres
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • MICHIE, R[ichard] engraver Edinburgh
    19 South St David Street 1839-42
    and lithographer same address 1843
    Richard S. Michie engraver and copperplate printer same address 1844-47
    14 South St David's Street 1848
    16 South St David's Street 1849-51
    19 St David Street 1853-54
    In street directory Edin Dir 1842 Richard Meekie. No number in main sequence Edin Dir 1848, number from street index. Not in Edin Dir 1852. Richard S. Michie engraver Portobello admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 20 July 1849
    Edin Dir; Cadell
  • MIDDLEMES, N. bookseller Stichill
    'Stichel' 1747
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  • MIDDLETON, James engraver and copperplate printer Glasgow
    14 Stirling Street 1837
    and lithographic printer 167 High Street 1844-45
    74 Argyll Street 1846-48
    Pigot 1837; Glas Dir; Schenck
  • MIDDLETON, Richard printer Edinburgh
    10 Middle Arthur Place 1846-47
    Edin Dir
  • MIDDLETON, William bookseller, stationer, bookbinder and account book manufacturer Dundee
    45 Union Street 1837
    66 High Street, house Mid Wynd Perth Road 1846
    64 High Street 1852
    Pigot 1837; Dundee 1846; Slater 1852
  • MIDDLETON, William running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1781
    Married Anne daughter of deceased - Thomson gardener at Pinkie 10 January 1781.
  • MILL, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1721
    Daughter Jean married John Mathie gardener in Restalrig 17 November 1721.
  • MILL, James paper maker Lasswade
    Lasswade 1774
    Took in linen for bleachfield Edinburgh Evening Courant 19 March 1774.
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  • MILL [MILNE, MYLNE], John papermaker Colinton, Slateford and Edinburgh
    of Cowan & Co 21 West Register Street 1832
    Woodhall Mill, Slateford 1833-40
    clerk Mossiemill, Colinton 1841-42
    wholesale stationer 8 Hunter Square 1842-50
    3 Hunter Square 1851-53
    97 George Street 1854
    papermaker West Calder 1855-57
    mill board manufacturer New Milne West Calder 1858-67
    Edin Dir
  • MILL, John stationer Edinburgh
    of Cowan & Co 21 West Register Street 1832
    Edin Dir
  • MILL, John newspaper office Edinburgh
    of J. & J. Gray [Advertiser Office] 6 Ingliston Street 1835
    94 Pleasance 1837-41
    of J. & J. Gray 39 Montague Street 1842-48
    of the North British Advertiser same address 1849
    2 Buccleuch Place 1850-66
    1 Lord Russell Place 1867-76
    Gray 1835; Edin Dir
  • MILL, Robert engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1736
    Will registered 19 August 1736.
  • MILLER & ADAMSON book and printseller &c Edinburgh
    36 Lothian Street 1836
    booksellers and stationers 51 Lothian Street 1837
    J. Miller & Co same address 1838-40
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • MILLER [Robert] & BUCHANAN [David S.] lithographers Glasgow
    21 Argyll Street 1846-51
    Robert Miller same address 1852-64
    'The business appears to have been started by James Miller (retired 1842) taking over the business of a lithographic printer named Cleland. This business was taken over by Campbell & Rae in 1842. Robert Miller and David S. Buchanan appear at the same address in 1846. In 1849 they published T. Fairburn Glasgow and printed lithographs in colours in it. Andrew MacLure (1812-85) and A. MacDonald later of MacLure & MacDonald were apprenticed to James Miller.
    Glas Dir; Geoffrey Wakeman & Gavin D R Bridson. A guide to nineteenth-century colour printers. Loughborough, 1975.
  • MILLER & FAIRLEY [FAIRLY], Robert printers Edinburgh
    11 Horse Wynd 1845-60
    12 Horse Wynd 1861-63
    Fairly's christian name Edin Dir 1860.
    Edin Dir
  • MILLAR & GUTHRIE bookseller & library Kilmarnock
    77 King Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • MILLER & RICHARD typefounders Edinburgh
    William Miller & Co, Reikie's Court, Nicolson Street 1809-10
    83 Nicolson Street [same address] 1810
    65 Nicolson Street [same address] 1811-24
    William Miller, Typefounder to His Majesty for Scotland same address 1825-33
    William Miller & Co, Letter-Founders for Scotland same address 65 Nicolson Street 1834-41
    [William] Miller & [Walter] Richard, Letter Founders to Her Majesty for Scotland same address 1842-1901
    Miller & Richard same address 1901-1951
    A William Miller typefounder of Glasgow married a Margaret Duff 29 April 1792 at Glasgow, and they had children, including Mary 7 June 1800; William 7 January 1803, and Robert 21 July 1807. On 19 September 1808, a William Millar typefounder of Glasgow married Ellison Morison, daughter of Daniel Morison, Comptroller of Customs at Glasgow. On 31 December 1808 a daughter, Helen, was born to Ellison Morison and William Millar. If the William Millers are the same person, presumably Margaret Duff had died between 21 July 1807 and 19 September 1808. In 1809 the firm of William Miller & Co opened in Edinburgh and rapidly began to expand.. The competition at the time was not very great. The typefoundry started in Reikie's Court, a back court off Nicolson Street. It expanded to take in the surrounding buildings including a chapel, a school, a lying-in hospital and finally a street was roofed over to make a woodworking shop. The firm was a success from the beginning, and cut the special type for Bradshaw's railway guides. In 1825 Miller took his son-in-law Walter Richard into the firm. In 1842 his name was added to the style of the firm. In the 1840s an Old Style type was cut for the firm, shortly followed by a series of ornaments to go with it. This became the most influential type of its day, the original of all the Scotch Romans. An American punch-cutter called Alexander Phemister claimed to have cut this face. He was apprenticed to the Edinburgh punch-cutter, William Grandison. The Edinburgh type-foundries at this time did not employ their own punch-cutters. His account of the matter mentions Duncan Sinclair as being present. Mr Sinclair was the head of a rival firm, so there must at least be some doubt as to whether it was the famous old style that he cut. William Miller was very interested in type-casting machines, and designed his own with some success. When the firm closed in 1951, it was bought by Stephenson Blake. They attempted to market Old Style, but soon gave up because of problems of incompatibilty between their machines and those of Miller & Richard. They haveretained punches and matrices for the Old Style. The remainder had been disposed of as scrap metal, except for one set of punches and one of matrices, which were saved by George Birkbeck and are now in The National Library of Scotland.
    Edin Dir; Glasgow Parish Registers
  • MILLER, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1716 - before 1758
    Married Christian Lindsay 1 June 1716. Christian Lindsay relict married Alexander Fairbairn smith 23 July 1758.
  • MILLAR, Alexander stationer and printer Glasgow
    bookbinder Glasgow 1724-29
    stationer Saltmarket 1730
    Mr Carmichael, Jo & Ja Brouns, Alexander Millar & Mris Broun in Company printers 1731-36
    Alexander Carmichael, Alexander Millar, John & James Broun in Co 1736
    Alexander Carmichael & Alexander Millar in Co 1736
    Alexander Millar The middle of the Salt Mercat opposite to the Well 1738
    Glasgow 1739-40
    Alexander Miller, bookbinder, Burgess and Guild Brother gratis 24 March 1724. Stationer in 1730. [Sleeping?] partner in firm of printers from 1733. Will registered 3 September 1742 and 11 September 1745. Apprentices: Archibald Simpson, son of John Simpson deceased, apprenticed to Alexander Miller bookbinder Glasgow 1724; Robert Urie printer Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with deceased Alexander Miller, merchant and printer 28 July 1748; William Smith printer Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with deceased Alexander Miller printer and after his death with Robert Urie printer 16 May 1775; Archibald Millar merchant Burgess and Guild Brother as only son to deceased Alexander Millar bookseller Glasgow who neglected to enter in his lifetime by right of his wife Mary daughter to deceased Archibald Cameron maltman. 31 July 1769.
    NLS Impr Ind; GlasBurg; Maxted; GlasTest; Roy A. Gillespie. 'The Glasgow Book Trade to 1776' in A Glasgow Collection: essays in honour of Joe Fisher. Glasgow City Libraries, 1990 pp.53-63.
  • MILLER, Alexander bookseller and printer Hamilton
    Castle Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • MILLER, Alexander bookseller Stirling
    103 Baker Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • MYLLAR, Andrew bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1503-7
    In the Southgait 1508
    A Burgess of Edinburgh, he was selling books as early as March 1503, and had books printed for him by Pierre Violette of Rouen in 1505-06. In September 1507, with Walter Chepman, he received letters patent from James IV allowing them to set up the first printing-press in Scotland. Myllar seems to have been the practical printer, and several of the Chepman and Myllar prints produced by the partners in 1508 have his device. His name however does not appear anywhere in The Aberdeen Breviary, which appeared in 1509-10. He used the device of miller carrying a sack up a ladder to a windmill, with the name Androu Myllar, a merchant's mark with the monogram MA and two shields with three fleurs-de-lys (France old).
    Aldis 1904; DNB; Dickson & Edmond chapters 2-8; The Chepman and Myllar prints, a facsimile with a bibliographical note by William Beattie. Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1950; Thomas Rae. Androw Myllar a short study of Scotland's first printer. Greenock: The Signet Press, 1958.
  • MILLER, Andrew apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1720
    Andrew Miller, son of Robert Miller clerk of Paisley, apprenticed to James M'Euen bookseller of Edinburgh 1720
  • MILLER, Andrew printer and bookbinder Hamilton
    Castle-wynd 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • MILLER, Barbara apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1766
    Barbara Miller apprenticed to James Davidson bookseller Edinburgh 1766
  • MILLAR, D. merchant and bookseller Campsie
    Campsie 1781
    To receive subscriptions for Samuel Rutherfoord's Letters. 1781.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • MILLAR [MILLER], David printer Edinburgh
    Within the foot of Forester's Wynd 1749
    David Millar & Matthew Jarvie New stairs a little above the Meal Market 1753
    David Millar Middle of the West Bow sign of the White Lion 1755
    Son to David Miller, tenant in Little Gourdy, apprenticed to Robert Fleming printer 29 March 1738 for six years anent the not booking of the Indentures the Court does dispense. 10 April 1754. Married Henrietta Bain 6 June 1742. 'Journeyman printer' married Barbara daughter of deceased Nathaniell Pittillo shipmaster in Elly 30 June 1751. Married Elizabeth daughter to David Ruthven in Perth 12 April 1752.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; NLS Impr Ind
  • MILLER, David typefounder Edinburgh
    15 Clerk Street 1841
    61 Clerk Street 1842-46
    11 Canning Place, Causewayside 1847-51
    West Sciennes Street 1852-56
    Edin Dir
  • MILLER [MILLAR], D[avid] & W[illiam] printers Edinburgh
    Old Stamp Office Close [221 High Street] 1830-48
    David Millar same address 1849-51
    24 Salisbury Street 1852-55
    David's first name from street index Edin Dir 1849.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1833; Pigot 1837
    MILLER, David bookseller Stirling
    4 Baker Street 1837-52
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • MILLER, Ebenezer printer Glasgow
    Saltmarket 1783-90
    Candleriggs 1800
    NLS Impr Ind; Glas Dir
  • MILLER, Ebenezer printer Glasgow
    53 Princes Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • MILLER, George bookseller Dunbar and Haddington
    J.& G. Miller grocers and booksellers Dunbar 1789-91
    circulating library 1789
    G. Millers Circulating Library 1792
    East Lothian Press 1795-1804
    High Street 1799
    Dunbar and Country Circulating Library 1809
    The India Tea Warehouse ... Agricultural, Commercial, Military Intelligence, News and Reading Room 1811
    Born 14 January 1771 son of James Miller, general merchant in Dunbar and Elizabeth Wilson. His mother died when he was six. George Miller was apprenticed to Alexander Smart, bookseller and bookbinder in Dunbar for four years on 20 September 1785. In January 1788, Smart returned to Edinburgh, from which he had originally come. In September 1788 the indenture was cancelled and Miller returned to Dunbar. He was to go into partnership with his brother James, but they quarreled, and his father persuaded George to go to England for the experience. He was working for a Newcastle bookseller called Miller, when he was summoned home, because his father was dying. His father died 27 June 1789. He started as a grocer, but was given a printing press as a wedding present in 1795, and eked out his grocery business with general and jobbing printing, including some chapbooks. He tended to the improving kind of chapbook, and published a series with the title 'Cheap tracts calculated to promote the interests of Religion, Virtue and Humanity', and two chapbook magazines The Cheap Magazine from January to December 1815, and later The Monthly Monitor and Philanthropic Museum. He had a second shop in Haddington to which he transferred the printing press in 1804, where it was operated by his son James under the title George Miller & Son from 1812-16. The Cheap Magazine was published from there. Miller was an enterprising man and for a time ran an extensive business as an auctioneer to the book trade. His business however was caught up in the trade recession after the Napoleonic wars, and though he struggled manfully, he was declared bankrupt in 1817 and had given up bookselling by 1823.
    George Miller. Latter struggles in the journey of life. Edinburgh, 1833; W.J. Couper. The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar and Dunfermline: a record of Scottish bookselling. London, 1914.
  • MILLAR, George bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1791
    Married Janet daughter of deceased William Jameson overseer at North Berwick 3 June 1791.
  • MILLAR, George engraver, lithographic and copperplate printer Edinburgh
    71 Princes Street 1846-47
    68 Princes Street 1848-50
    Colour lithographed advertisement (trade card) Edin Dir 1847
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • MILLER, Hugh newspaper office Edinburgh
    Esq 5 Sylvan Place 1841
    no trade 16 Archibald Place 1842
    editor of The Witness 16 Archibald Place 1843-46
    [2] Stuart Street, Portobello Road 1847-53
    Born in the town of Cromarty 10 October 1802, son of Hugh Miller, a sea captain. The father died when Miller was young. He was apprenticed to David Wright, a mason, and laboured at one for many years, but spent what hours of leisure that left him looking at stones, and became a most important geologist. He also wrote stories and polemic theology and became editor of The Witness 5 January 1840. Committed suicide 24 December 1856.
    Edin Dir; DNB; Peter Bayne. The life and letters of Hugh Miller. 2 vols. London, 1871.
  • MILLER, Isabella bookseller Oban
    George Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • MILLER, J. bookseller Glasgow
    246 High Street 1818-20
    Glas Dir
  • MILLER, J. & Co booksellers Edinburgh
    51 Lothian Road 1838-40
    9 Bank Street 1845
    J. Miller same address 1850
    Edin Dir
  • MILLER, J.W. printer Leith
    21 Tolbooth Wynd 1850
    In trade index only Edin Dir 1850. Main directory has Miller, John bookseller, printer and publisher, alphabetised under John. In the Street index there is a J. Miller bookseller at this address. This seems to be John Miller bookseller [q.v.]
    Edin Dir
  • MILLER, James bookbinder Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1660-61
    'Item to James Miller bookbinder for binding off Mr Jon Paterson and Mr John Meingzes Sermons afoersaid 44lb 2s'. (Aberdeen Treasurer's Accounts 1660-61; Ab.P.xxxvi)
    Aberdeen Printers; Aldis 1904
  • MILLAR, James bookseller Dundee
    West Side Hillton 1824-29
    Dundee 1824; 1829
  • MILLER, James bookbinder and bookseller Edinburgh
    In the Cowgate at the sign of S. John the Divine at the foot of the Colledge-wynd 1665
    On the North side of the Street against the Crosse, at the sign of S. John the Divine 1671
    Burgess as apprentice to John Miller bookbinder 27 September 1664 (In apprentice registers it is John Miller who is apprenticed to John Miller 7 October 1657). James Millar and Jean Mathie parochiners in the south congregation of Edinburgh married in the Kirk of Halyroodhouse be Mr James Kid minister Sabbath 16 October 1664. His wife Jane Mathie buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 22 May 1672; a child 28 June 1668. One of the six booksellers who in 1671 appealed against A. Anderson's attempted enforcement of his monopoly (Lee Appendix xxiv); Buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 6 June 1672. Will registered 2 August 1672 (Bann.Misc.ii,295); A. Nasmyth's Divine poems was printed for him in 1665, and the Psalms of David in meeter in 1671. Apprentices: John Biglay 5 January 1668 John Biglay stationer Burgess as apprentice to umquhile James Millar stationer 14 September 1681; Henry Nisbet 29 March 1671.
    CanonMarr; Aldis 1904; GreyBuri; EdinTest; EdinPren
  • MILLAR, James running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1764
    Married Jean daughter to deceast John Melvill weaver in Gorgie miln 14 October 1764.
  • MILLER, James stationer Glasgow
    Catchcart [!] Street 1828
    Glas Dir
  • MILLER, James lithographic printer Glasgow
    85 Trongate 1825-30
    85 Trongate and 21 Argyll Street 1831-33
    21 Argyll Street and 256 Buchanan Street 1834
    21 Argyle Street 1835-39
    Burgess and Guild Brother by purchase 2 July 1828. Succeeded to the business of John Cleland. In 1837 he added engraving. David Allan, Andrew Maclure and Archibald Macdonald were trained in his shop. He was succeeded by Archibald Campbell.
    GlasBurg; Glas Dir; Pigot 1837; Schenck
  • MILLER, James bookseller, stationer and librarian Glasgow
    256 Buchanan Street 1835-1840
    Glas Dir
  • MILLER, James bookseller and printer Haddington
    George Miller & Son Haddington 1812-1816
    James Miller High-street 1817-33
    James Miller was the eldest son of George Miller, bokseller of Hadiington and Dunbar. He was born at Dunbar on 21 December 1791. Before he was fourteen he was working in George's workshop at Haddington. He was formally bound apprentice to his father as printer, the apprenticeship to end 14 April 1811. In 1807 he ran off to Edinburgh and worked at Oliver & Boyd's office, but returned to Haddington in June 1808. At the expiration of his apprenticeship, he proposed to work an extra year. Afterwards he travelled for three months visiting printer-publishers in England. At Whitsun 1812 the lease on the Haddington shops expired, and new premises at the foot of the High Street. In 1815, Miller's niece who had been running the grocery side of the business, went into business on her own account, and the grocery side of George Miller's business fell on James as well as the running of the printing office. In May 1816, the firm abandoned the grocery side of the business. The disaster to George's business in September 1816, made the partnership no longer of advantage, and James carried on alone. In the emergency James added grocery and spirits to the goods he dealt in once again. About this time, jame also married a Janet Craw from Garvald. Like is father, James Miller published a good number of poetical works. In 1830 he also published his History of Dunbar. James was elected a merchant-councillor of Haddington on 14 October 1825. His relations with the Council however deteriorated. On 2 March 1832 he was paid for the last work he was to do for them. John Wood was now printing for them, and in December 1832 George Neill & Sons became their printer. By 1833 he was commonly drunk and had lost both his shop and his house. He was admitted to the Edinburgh Home of Refuge on 7 May 1864, and died there 21 May 1865.
    Chapbook Printers; Pigot 1820; 1825; W.J. Couper. The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar and Dunfermline: a record of Scottish bookselling. London, 1914. 183-242
  • MILLER, James papermaker Invergowrie
    Bullionfield Paper Co 1852
    manager Bullionfield Paper Co; William Dawson clerk
    Slater 1852
  • MILLER, James bookseller, bookbinder, printer, circulating library and news room Oban
    Argyle Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • MILLER, John bookseller & bookbinder Barrhead
    Barrhead 1852
    Slater 1852
  • MILLER, John bookbinder Dumbarton
    High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • MILLER, John printer and bookseller Dunfermline
    South West corner of Abbey Park Place 1805-06
    Bridge Street 1807-1834
    John Miller & Son 7 Bridge Street 1835-37
    Bridge Street 1838-59
    9 Bridge Street Slater 1860-66
    Born at Dunbar 4 September 1780. His mother, Mary Deans, died in child birth, and his father when he was nine. When his half brother, George Dunbar, married, he went to live with them. On 10 October 1794 he was apprenticed to his guardian for four years. At the end of his apprenticeship, he took charge of George's bookselling and printing business, and acted as clerk at the country sales. On 4 September 1805 he set up in business for himself in Dunfermline. His brother George presented him with a printing press as a parting present. On 16 June 1806, he married Helen Laing of Saltoun. He published a numbered chapbook series Cheap Tracts between 1826 and 1829, and other chapbooks at least until 1833, including a monthly chapbook periodical in 1832 The Monthly Scrap Book. Introduced lithography in 1828. John Miller died 24 March 1852. After John Miller's death, the business was continued by his son, John Laing Miller, who retired to Liverpool in 1866. He died there 18 January 1883. He is said to have been succeeded by an employee, John Stewart.
    Chapbook Printers; W.J. Couper. The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar and Dunfermline: a record of Scottish bookselling. London, 1914. Pigot 1837; Schenck
  • MILLAR [MILLER], John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1655-56
    Married Janet Williamesone 14 September 1655. Burgess. Will registered 15 July 1656.
    EdinMarr; EdinTest
  • MILLER, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1655-75
    Burgess 12 September 1655.. Apprentice: James Miller bookbinder Edinburgh 7 October 1657, Burgess 27 September 1664, (In apprentice registers it is John Miller who is apprenticed to John Miller 7 October 1657). Will registered 21 January 1675 (Bann.Misc.ii,296).
    EdinBurg; EdinPren; EdinTest; Aldis 1904
  • MILLER, John apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1657
    Son to late John Miller, couper, Burgess of Ayr, apprenticed with John Miller bookbinder 7 October 1657. Buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 28 March 1663.
    EdinPren; GreyBuri
  • MILLER, John apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1729
    Son to Malcolm Miller gardener, apprenticed to George Buchannan bookbinder 6 August 1729.
  • MILLER, John apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1735
    Son to Mr John Miller, apprentice to Alexander Kincaid bookseller 8 January 1735.
  • MILLER, John printer Edinburgh
    Leith Wynd 1806-12
    14 Carnegie Street 1813-19
    9 Carnegie Street 1820-24
    Edin Dir
  • MILLER, John typefounder Edinburgh
    15 Clerk Street 1841-44
    Edin Dir
  • MILLER, John engraver Edinburgh
    15 Wright's Houses 1843
    1 Portland Place 1844-45
    John Miller engraver Holyrood admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 2 February 1833.
    Edin Dir; Cadell
  • MILLER, John newspaper printer and printer Forres
    High Street 1837
    Caroline Street 1852
    Publisher of The Forres Elgin & Nairn Gazette Northern Review & Advertiser 1837; Publisher of The Forres, Elgin and Nairn Gazette 1852
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • MILLER, John bookseller Glasgow
    67 Trongate 1828
    Glas Dir
  • MILLER, John bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    85 Ingram Street 1844-47
    Glas Dir
  • MILLAR, John bookseller Glasgow
    246 High Street 1820-25
    Pigot 1820; 1825
  • MILLER, John bookseller Leith
    21 Tolbooth Wynd 1848-50
    20 Tolbooth Wynd 1851
    See also under MILLER, J.W.
    Edin Dir
  • MILLAR, John bookseller Paisley
    Paisley 1805-11
    Publisher of The Paisley Repository.
  • MILLER, Joseph & Co booksellers Edinburgh
    51 Lothian Road 1838-40
    9 Bank Street 1841-46
    Joseph Miller same address 1847-50
    9 Bank Street and 25 George IV Bridge 1851-53
    Joseph Miller & Co 25 George IV Bridge 1854-55
    Christian name Edin Dir 1846
    Edin Dir
  • MILLAR, Ludivick paper printer Edinburgh
    Canongate 1778
    Son to John Millar, married Hannah daughter to the deceased John Daull baker in Canongate Kirk 13 November 1778.
  • MILLER, R.T. bookseller Dundee
    Dundee 1797-1811
    NLS Impr Ind; Doughty
  • MILLER, Robert bookseller Dundee
    Dundee 1793-94
    Wife died 18 February 1794. Glasgow Courier 1 February 1794.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • MILLAR, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    Back of Gavinloch's Land, Forrester's Wynd 1804
    Forrester's Wynd 1805-09
    Royal Bank Close 1810-11
    Mill's Court, Lawnmarket 1812-13
    101 Cowgate - house 149 Richmond Lane 1814-15
    149 Richmond Lane 1816
    Post-Office Close 1817
    bookbinder and stationer 253 High Street 1818
    Drummond Street 1819
    Son of late John Miller, shipmaster in Leith, apprenticed to Alexander Smiton bookbinder for 6 years 11 May 1797. Married Jean daughter of deceased John Low builder 26 May 1795. Burgess as apprentice to Alexander Smiton bookbinder 11 May 1797; Guild Brother 8 September 1817.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; Edin Dir
  • MILLER, Robert bookseller Edinburgh
    Parliament Square 1795
    Appears in the rolls of the Royal Edinburgh Volunteers 1795. Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father James Miller skinner 23 February 1797.
    NLS Impr Ind; EdinBurg
  • MILLER, Robert bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    Manners and Miller 23 Parliament Close 1794-1802
    Parliament Close 1803-07
    Cross 1808-12
    208 High Street 1813-24
    92 Princes Street 1825
    (late Manners & Miller) same address 1826-30
    of Manners & Miller. Appears in the rolls of the Royal Edinburgh Volunteers 1795.Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 4 April 1796. Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father James Miller skinner 23 February 1797.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; EdinBurg; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • MILLER, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    333 Lawnmarket 1821-22
    Edin Dir
  • MILLER, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    2 James' Court, Lawnmarket 1824-25
    Edin Dir
  • MILLER, R[obert] and J. booksellers stationers and circulating library Glasgow
    215 Gallowgate 1835
    Robert Miller same address 1837-44
    57 Gallowgate Street and 21 Argyll Street 1847
    57 Gallowgate 1849
    Second address from the trade index Glas Dir 1847.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837

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