Nelson, V H - Oliver, John

  • NELSON, V.H. export bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    17 Waterloo Place 1841
    9 Randolph Cliff 1842
    Edin Dir
  • NEILSON, William publisher Glasgow
    Glasgow 1799
    Mr Andersons history was printed for him in Glasgow in 1799.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • NESS, Thomas bookbinder Cupar
    Crossgate 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • NESTON [WESTON], Thomas stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1763
    Married Janet daughter to Alexander Dunbar running stationer 20 March 1763 [Weston under the husband].
  • NEW NORTH BRITON newspaper office Edinburgh
    5 North St David's Street 1830-31
    William Ritchie overseer of printing office Gray's Dir 1832.
    Edin Dir
  • NEWS, Edinburgh newspaper office Edinburgh
    Office 2 Hunter Square 1848
    41 North Bridge 1849-53
    Writers Court 1854-56
    321 High Street printing office 399 High Street 1857-59
    403 Lawnmarket printing office 399 Lawnmarket 1860
    Edin Dir
    4 Hunter Square 1824-25
    New Dir 1824.
    Edin Dir
  • NEW STAIRS printer, bookseller and auctioneer Edinburgh
    Printing House on the New Stairs 1754-5
    NLS Impr Ind
  • NEW TOWN PRINTING OFFICE printers Edinburgh
    10 South St James Street 1825
    Edin Dir
    38 Howe Street 1837
    4 North West Circus Place 1842-43
    16 Howe Street 1844-49
    See also Edinburgh New Town Subscription Library 1837 Thomas Paton the bookseller was librarian 1842-48, the library being housed at the address of his bookshop. Paton & Ritchie librarians 1849.
    Edin Dir
  • NEWALL, John bookseller Dumfries
    Dumfries 1780-82
    NLS Impr Ind
  • NEWBIGGING, John running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1754
    Married Margaret daughter to deceast John Macneil gardener 27 October 1754.
  • NEWLANDS, John merchant and bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1731-46
    Head of the Gallowgate 1747-50
    Married Margaret Erskine, daughter of Ralph Erskine in 1745. She died in 1751. Sold a number of Secession Church books.
    NLS Impr Ind; Fasti v 30
  • NEWLANDS, Thomas paper warehouse Edinburgh
    11 Cowgate Head 1826
    Edin Dir
    Alexander Stevenson agent Aberdeen 1810
    Stevenson, Wyllie agents 1829
    Wyllie and The Post Office 1833-34
    Wyllie The Post Office and Lewis Smith 1835
    Wyllie, Smith, Russell, Stevenson 1836
  • NICHOL [William] & TAYLOR lithographers Edinburgh
    William Nichol 27 Hanover Street 1839-41
    Nichol & Taylor 11 Hanover Street 1842
    Nichol & Co same address 1843
    William Nichol 46 George Street 1844
    23 New Street 1845
    13 North Bridge 1846
    W. Nichol & Co 10 North St Andrews Street 1847
    30 Hanover Street 1848
    Edin Dir
  • NICOL, A bookseller Dundee
    Dundee 1783-84
    NLS Impr Ind
  • NICOL, Alexander music seller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1834
    Sequestration in SRO 1834.
    SRO CS231/N/1/22
  • NICHOL, Archibald weaver and bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1779-81
    Gave in a list of subscribers to John Howie of Lochgoin's A collection of lectures and sermons. Glasgow, 1779; John Howie's Biographia Scotiana Glasgow, 1781; in proposals at the end he is described as travelling chapman as he is in the subscription list for Rutherfoords Letters. Glasgow, 1781
    NLS Hall.193.b; R.235.f.2; NLS Impr Ind
  • NICOL, Henry printer Edinburgh
    5 King's Street 1809-10
    Edin Dir
  • NICOL, Henry printer Edinburgh
    28 Greenside Street 1824-34
    New Dir 1824.
  • NICOL, J. stationer Edinburgh
    agent, wholesale stationery 17 James Square 1833
    Gray 1833
  • NICHOL, J. & D. booksellers Montrose
    15 High Street 1837
    Not in Pigot 1825 or in The Angus & Mearns Directory for 1846
    Pigot 1837
  • NICOL, James printer and bookseller Aberdeen
    Printing House above Meal Market at sign of Towns Arms. shop end of Broadgate 1715
    Shop same address 1710-36
    Printer to Town and University of Aberdeen. Beavan gives address of printing office as North side of the Castle Gate. Married Margaret Forbes daughter of John Forbes the younger and they succeeded her mother 6 December 1710. His press and equipment was ordered by the Earl of Mar 20 October 1715 to be handed over to Robert Drummond, servant to Mr Robert Fairbairn, and taken to Perth where they were to be used to print proclamations &c. for the Jacobite army. It is uncertain whether this was done. He resigned 6 May 1736. He resigned 6 May 1736 and was succeeded by James Chalmers.
    Aberdeen Printers; Beavan; NLS Impr Ind
  • NICOLL, James apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1630
    Son to John Nicoll, maltman, apprenticed with John Hairt printer 24 March 1630.
  • NICHOL, James publisher and stationer Edinburgh
    40 George Street 1850
    9 North Bank Street 1851-56
    104 High Street 1857-69
    Publication Office of Missionary Records of Free Church of Scotland 1850.
    Edin Dir
  • NICHOL, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    30 Hanover Street 1850
    Edin Dir
  • NICOL, James bookseller and cooper Strichen
    Strichen 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • NICOL [NICOLL], James bookseller and stationer Turreff
    Turreff 1825
    fancy bookseller etc. Turreff 1837
    Turriff 1852
    Pigot 1825; 1837; Slater 1852
  • NICOL, John apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1687
    Son to umquhile Thomas Nicol, tailor in Nether Cramond, apprenticed to Robert Currie stationer 9 February 1687.
  • NICOLL, John papermaker Greenock
    manager Overton Paper Works 1831-36
    Fowler 1831; 1836
  • NICHOL, John subscription library Langholm
    Librarian Subscription Library High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • NICOL, Mungo bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1798
    Brown's Close, Luckenbooths 1803-10
    Married Janet daughter of deceast Robert Brown poultryman 28 June 1798.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir
  • NICOLL, Patrick bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1628-42
    Son to late Hew Nicoll, tailor indweller in Kilmeineis, apprenticed with Thomas Lawson bookbinder 8 October 1628. Burgess as apprentice to Thomas Lawsoune bookbinder 26 February 1639; Guild Brother 3 August 1642.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • NICOLL, Robert bookseller and circulating library Dundee
    Dundee 1767-72
    Opposite to the Cross 1773
    Dundee 1774-91
    circulating library Castle Street Dundee 1836
    Born 1812?. A poet; In business in 1767. First to found a circulating library in the burgh. 'Had a shop in Castle Street'. Left his circulating library at Whitsun 1836. Went to Edinburgh and shortly after became editor of The Leeds Times. Fell ill, returned to Scotland, but died in Edinburgh on his way home. .
    Millar; NLS Impr Ind; Chapters in the life of a Dundee factory boy. Written by himself. Dundee, 1850.
  • NICOLL, Robert running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1763
    Christian daughter to deceast Robert Nicoll married George Macleish sclator 26 June 1763.
  • NICHOLL [NICOL], Robert die and stamp cutter Edinburgh
    37 North Bridge 1835-59
    Appears as Nicol Nicol in main sequence of Edin Dir 1841!
    Edin Dir
  • NICOL [NICHOLL], Robert engraver Edinburgh
    50 Buccleuch Street 1836-40
    7 Crichton Street 1841-45
    Edin Dir
  • NICHOLLS, Robert apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1752
    Robert Nicholls apprenticed to Alexander Low bookbinder Glasgow 1752
  • NICOL, Simon merchant and bookseller Stobetcott
    [unidentified. Stob = Hill] 1757
    Sold copies of James Burgh. Britain's remembrancer. Edinburgh, 1757.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • NICHOL [NICOL], William lithographic draftsman and printer Edinburgh
    Alexander Forrester 30 St Andrew Square 1829
    31 St Andrews Square 1830
    10 George Street 1831
    [Alexander] Forrester & [William] Nichol 10 George Street 1832-33
    3 George Street 1834-37
    14 George Street 1838
    William Nichol 27 Hanover Street 1839-41
    Nichol & Taylor 11 Hanover Street 1842
    Nichol & Co same address 1843
    William Nichol 46 George Street 1844
    23 New Street 1845
    13 North Bridge 1846
    W. Nichol & Co 10 North St Andrew Street 1847
    30 Hanover Street 1848
    Around 1840 the majority of his works were published by J. & D. Nichol of Montrose. In 1841 Nichol wrote the entry for Lithography in the 7th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • NICOLSON, James bookseller Dundee
    Dundee 1798-99
    Wellgate East Side 1818
    NLS Impr Ind; Dundee 1818
  • NICOLSON, James toolcutter Edinburgh
    Head of St Mary's Wynd 1810-25
    2 St Mary's Wynd 1826-33
    Edin Dir
  • NICOLSON, John second-hand bookseller Glasgow
    18 Bazaar Candlerigg Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • NICHOLSON, John bookseller, printer, bookbinder, and circulating library, dealer in music, instruments and tea Kirkcudbright
    High Street Pigot 1820-25
    Castle Street Pigot 1837
    John and James Nicholson same address Slater 1852
    High Street Slater 1860
    John same address Slater 1867
    James same address Slater 1886
    'Good; Industrious & Economical & doing well, quite an original, once in the Horse Guards & sometime a Number man' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78. Published a numbered chapbook series with the title A selection of amusing and instructive reading at a penny, as well as several books with more pretension, and in 1867 he was carrying on a newspaper called The Stewartry Times. He also published an edition of Alexander Montgomery's The Cherrie and the Slae in 1842, with a life of the author by himself and Traditional tales in prose and verse, connected with the South of Scotland in 1843.
    Chapbook Printers; Bell
  • NIDDERYS WYND printer Edinburgh
    Printed and sold in Nidderys Wynd 1773-84
    See ROBERTSON. Alexander
    NLS Impr Ind
  • NIMMO, David engraver Edinburgh
    16 Calton Hill 1842-43
    35 Leith Street 1844-46
    and copperplate printer 3 East Register Street 1847-70
    D. & D. Nimmo same address 1871-73
    1 Swinton Row 1874-85
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • NIMMO, James stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1754
    James Moodie servant to James Nimmo stationer Edinburgh married Agnes daughter to John Clark wright in Penycook 27 October 1754.
  • NIMMO, James engraver Edinburgh
    7 Carrubber's Close 1840-41
    and lithographic printer and stationer same address 1842-43
    and lettterpress printer same address 1844-56
    J. & J. Nimmo same address 1857-64
    15 Carrubbers Close 1865-69
    James Nimmo same address 1870-75
    377 High Street 1876-83
    Believed to be the son of R.H. Nimmo. The second James is possibly his son.
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • NIMMO, John printer Edinburgh
    8 Cowgate New Dir 1824
    Edin Dir
  • NIMMO, R. journeyman printer Edinburgh
    C. Stewart's printing-house 1808
    To the public. The Journeymen in Mr Stewart's Printing Office feel themself under the necessity of replying to the following paragraph, page 17, of Mr Roberton's last defence.
  • NIMMO, R.H. lithographic printer Edinburgh
    1 South St David's Street house - 19 Rose Street New Dir 1824
    19 Rose Street - lithographic office 1 South St David Street 1825-26
    19 Rose Street - lithographic office 30 Hanover Street 1827-28
    30 Hanover Street 1829-33
    Possibly the son of Robert Alexander Nimmo Schenck, or Robert Alexander might be a mistake for R.H. Nimmo.
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • NIMMO, Richard stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1743
    Castle Hill 1754-8
    paper maker Low Mill, Pennicuik 1749
    Burgess by right of father Robert Nimmo 20 July 1743. Sold copies of John Scot's Staggering state of the Scots statesman. Edinburgh. 1754.
    EdinBurg; NLS Impr Ind; Thomson
  • NIMMO, Robert Alexander lithographic printer Edinburgh
    1 South St David Street 1825
    Possibly a mistake for R.H. Nimmo.
    Pigot 1825
  • NIMMO, William stationer Leith
    132 Kirkgate 1849
    bookseller same address 1850
    stationer same address 1851-64
    21 Constitution Street 1865
    54 Constitution Street 1866-70
    stationer and printer same address 1871-80
    William Nimmo & Co same address 1881-86
    40 and 42 Constitution Street 1887-95
    46 Constitution Street and 30-32 Quality Street 1896-20th Century
    Edin Dir
  • NINIAN, David newspaper office and printer Cupar in Fife
    Fife Sentinel Crossgate opposite the Post Office 1844-45
    Campbell Cupar
  • NISBET McNIVEN and Co paper warehouse Balerno and Edinburgh
    paper mill at Balerno 1788-99
    Blairs Street, West Side 1790-95
    Nisbet & Co same address 1796-97
    End of the Potterrow 1799
    Creditors to meet. Glasgow Courier 18 July 1799. Roup 24 December 1799.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Thomson
  • NISBET, Alexander bookbinder Kelso
    Kelso 1744
  • NISBET, Gavin bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1671
    A child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 9 April 1671.
  • NISBET, Hay printer Glasgow
    Christian News Office 142 Trongate and Brunswick Lane 1849
    Glas Dir
  • NISBET, Henry apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1671
    Son to John Nisbet, shoemaker in Newbotle, apprenticed to James Millar stationer 29 March 1671.
  • NISBETT, John apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1639
    Son to the late John Nisbett in Musselburgh, apprenticed with James Bryson bookseller 13 November 1639.
  • NISBET [NISBIT], John bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1656-82
    Son to late John Nisbett, maltman Burgess of the Canongate, apprenticed with James Glen bookseller 13 August 1656. Married Janet Glen 24 August 1660; children buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 8 December 1661; 4 March 1663; 27 October 1666; 21 November 1666; wife Jane [sic] Glen buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 10 June 1668; married Elizabeth Montago 23 December 1669; children buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 14 September 1673 and 18 January 1676; married Isobel Baird 3 March 1682.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr; GreyBuri
  • NISBET, John stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1700?
    Catharine Nisbet daughter of deceased married James Walker merchant 22 March 1700.
  • NISBET, Thomas bookseller Edinburgh
    30 Pitt Street 1836-37
    33 Dundas Street 1838-40
    auctioneer same address 1842
    of C.B. Tait & Co auctioneers 11 Hanover Street 1841-45
    C.B. Tait and Thomas Nisbet same address 1851-53
    Thomas Tait same address 1853-62
    He was the surviving partner of C.B. Tait & Co in 1853. The National Library of Sccotland has a collection of Thomas Nisbet's sale catalogues from 1853-62. 'Mr T. Chapman successor to Mr T. Nisbet March 1863. Thomas Chapman sold Thomas Nisbet's own library 24 May 1864.
    Edin Dir
  • NIVEN & SON printers Glasgow
    81 Wilson Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • NIVEN, Alexander carver gilder and printseller Glasgow
    28 Queen Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • NIVEN, David wholesale bookseller Edinburgh
    Library of Society in Scotland for Promoting Religious Knowledge among the Poor Baron Grant's Close 1793
    NLS Impr Ind
  • NIVEN, David printer, bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    Trongate 1778
    Gibsons Wynd 1786
    1st Closs below Gibsons Wynd Saltmarket 1787-9
    Trongate 1793-1800
    Niven, Napier & Khull Post Office Court Trongate 1800-8
    David Niven State Lottery Office 139 Trongate 1809-15
    Burgess and Guild Brother as youngest son to deceased David Niven weaver. 21 November 1792,
    NLS Impr Ind; Glas Dir; GlasBurg
  • NIVEN, John printer Glasgow
    Niven, Napier and Khull, printing office Post-Office Court, Trongate 1801-5
    John Niven 52 Princes Street 1809-14
    53 Prince's Street 1815-24
    30 Prince's Street 1825-27
    John Niven & Son 55 Glassford Street 1828-44
    same address and 81 Wilson Street 1847
    Printed The soldier's daughter, or The history of Mary Jones in 1820 for Archibald Lang. The son was William Nisbet. An additional address 81 Wilson Street is given in the Trade index 1840. William N. Niven not in Glas Dir 1844-47. 50 Glassford Street in trade index Glas Dir 1847, but at 55 in the street index.
    Chapbook Printers; Glas Dir; Pigot 1825
  • NIVEN, John junior bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    118 Trongate 1825
    158 Trongate 1828-40
    46 Argyll Street 1844-47
    John Niven & Co same address 1849
    Pigot 1837 gives address as 148 Trongate. In Glas Dir 1835 he is only called junior in the trade index. Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to John Niven merchant 5 September 1828.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837; GlasBurg
  • NIVEN, John bookseller Johnston
    High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • NIVEN, Robert subscription library Girvan
    Subscription Library High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • NIVEN, William bookbinder Glasgow
    43 Argyll Street 1828-35
    8 Turners Court 1837
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • NIVEN, William W. librarian Glasgow
    Glasgow Library, 151 George Street 1844-49
    Christian name from trade index Glas Dir 1844-47; of Glasgow Public Library Glas Dir 1849.
    Glas Dir
  • NIVISON [William] and FORREST [Daniel] booksellers, circulating library and lottery office Edinburgh
    Johnson's Head 10 North Bridge 1818
    In 1817 Daniel Forrest was running a Lottery Office at 171 High Street. The National Library of Scotland has A catalogue of books sold by Nivison and Forrest. Edinburgh, 1818.
    Edin Dir
  • NIVISON, William bookseller and circulating library Edinburgh
    2 St Patrick Square 1814
    and circulating library same address 1815-17
    [William] Nivison & [Daniel] Forrest booksellers and lottery office 10 North Bridge 1818
    William Nivison 4 East Register Street 1819
    Burgess and Guild Brother 8 June 1818. Manuscript note in 1817 directory changes the address for William Nivison to 10 North Bridge. In 1817 Daniel Forrest was running a Lottery Office at 171 High Street
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg
  • NOBLE, Alexander bookseller Edinburgh
    of Stirling and Kenney 46 George Street 1832-37
    12 Atholl Place Gray 1837
    Edin Dir
  • NOBLE, J. bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1792
    Sold copies of Joseph Bellamy's Letters & Dialogues between Theron, Paulinus & Aspasio. Glasgow, 1792.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • NOBLE, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1686
    In the employ of James Watson (,85).
    Aldis 1904
  • NORMAN, George merchant and bookseller Kirkcaldy
    Kirkcaldy 1761
    Sold copies of John Muckarsie's Mission work of Gospel-ministers. Glasgow, 1792.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • NORRIS, Andrew bookseller Perth
    Perth 1744
    Sold Acts of the Associate Synod.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • NORRY, A. bookseller Perth
    Perth 1747-54
    R.H. Carnie. Publishing in Perth before 1807. Dundee. 1960; NLS Impr Ind
    Edinburgh and Leith Advertiser Adam Square 1825-26
    Edinburgh, Leith Glasgow and North British Advertiser 9 Bank Street 1827-30
    North British Advertiser same address 1831
    7 North Bank Street 1832-37
    Melbourne Place Gray 1837
    5 Melbourne Place 1838-43
    8 Melbourne Place 1844-45
    and Ladies Journal same address 1846
    North British Advertiser same address 1847-80
    6 Melbourne Place 1881-99
    1 Victoria Street 1900
    Printed and published by J. & J. Gray.
    Edin Dir
  • NORTH BRITISH ADVERTISER, newspaper office Glasgow
    Office, 112 Queen Street 1835
    98 Miller Street 1840-47
    10 Royal Exchange Square 1849
    Glas Dir
  • NORTH BRITISH AGRICULTURALIST newspaper office Edinburgh
    13 Hanover Street 1849-50
    13 Hanover Street and 243 High Street 1851
    36 George Street and 243 High Street 1852
    377 High Street 1853-20th Century
    Edin Dir
  • NORTH BRITISH [DAILY] MAIL newspaper office Edinburgh
    6 South St Andrew Street 1847-52
    21 South St Andrew Street 1853
    14 South St Andrew Street 1854-56
    166 High Street 1857-58
    Edin Dir
  • NORTH BRITISH DAILY MAIL newspaper office Glasgow
    167 Argyll Street 1847
    145 Argyll Street 1849
    Glas Dir
    19 Prince's Square, Buchanan Street 1847
    83 Queen Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • NORTH BRITON newspaper office Edinburgh
    5 South St David Street - printing office 19 1830-32
    Edin Dir
    2 Dock Place 1836-37
    2 Dock Gates 1838-41
    2 Dock Place 1842
    W. Yule keeper Gray 1837
    Edin Dir
  • NORTH QUARTER LIBRARY circulating library Glasgow
    62 Rotten Row (D. M'Laren librarian) 1835
    3 Weaver Street (D. M'Laren librarian) 1840
    10 Kirk Street, Townhead 1844
    31 Drygate Street 1847-49
    Glas Dir
  • NORTH STAR newspaper office Aberdeen
    Duthie's Court, Guest Row 1826
    Cobban & Co printers.
  • NORTHERN ENSIGN newspaper office Wick
    High Street 1850-1907?
    John Mackie, a native of Fraserburgh, was editor of the John O'Groat's Journal. Wanting more freedom he resigned and started the Northern Ensign 6 June 1850. He sold the paper to William Rae in 1853, but continued to edit it until his death in 1878, being succeeded by John King Grant who was editor until his death in 1907.
    Cowan; John Mowat 'Books and Printing in Caithness' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society vi 84-94 (1920)
  • NORTHERN REPORTER newspaper office Edinburgh
    3 Hunter Square 1826
    Edin Dir
  • NORTHERN STAR newspaper office Wick
    Wick 1836-39
    Tory rival of John O'Groat's Journal. The proprietor and editor was the bookseller John Stewart, in association with the solicitor Donald Stewart. It was printed by Donald Cormie.
    Cowan; John Mowat 'Books and Printing in Caithness' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society vi 84-94 (1920)
  • NORTHERN WARDER newspaper printer and publisher Dundee
    Printing and Publishing Offices Croom's Close and 9 New Inn Entry High Street, 1846
    Dundee 1846
  • NORTHOUSE, William S. printer and newspaper printer Glasgow
    Free Press office Trongate and Stockwell Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • NORTON, C. engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1718-22
    Subscribed to Nisbet's Essay on armories. Edinburgh, 1718, and engraved some plates for Nisbet's System of Heraldry. Edinburgh, 1722.
  • NORTON, John stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1587-96?
    Son of Richard Norton, yeoman of Billingsley in Shropshire, and nephew of William Norton, stationer of London, he served his apprenticeship under his uncle. About 1587 he set up in Edinburgh. In 1589 he obtained, with Andro Hart, the privilege of importing books free of custom, and a further licence to the same effect 25 June 1591. In February 1592 seven Edinburgh booksellers appealed to the Town Council against Norton and Edmond Wats, his servant, for usurping the liberty of the burgh by retailing books in 'ane opin chalmer upoun the foregaitt,' and they were ordered to desist from selling 'in smallis'. Upon the death of Wats, about 1596, Norton gave up his Edinburgh business, and sold the books and debts to Edward Cathkin and A. Hart. His will was proved 12 January 1613.
    (EBS.i.12,1-2; P.C.Reg.iv,439; Lee App.x,lxxi; Calderwood v,77,511; Plomer's Wills of English Printers p.45 Bibliographical Society 1903); Aldis 1904; DNB [under William Norton]
  • NORVEL, John bookseller Annan
    Annan 1816
    High Street 1825
    Sequestration in SRO 1816. 'Very Doubtful; Compounded 3 or 4 years ago' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook. NLS Acc.5000/78.
    SRO CS231/N/1/17; Pigot 1825; Bell
  • NORVAL, John bookseller Dumfries
    21 English Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • NOTMAN, James bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1771
    Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to James Notman cordiner 19 September 1771.
  • NOTMAN, James bookseller Selkirk
    Selkirk 1773
    Will registered 19 March 1773.
  • OATTS, John stationer Glasgow
    102 Queen Street 1835-49
    and lithographer 34 Cochran Street 1853-57
    17 Cochran Street 1858
    19 Cochran Street 1859-64
    61 North Hanover Street 1865-70
    280 George Street 1871-72
    93 Virginia Street 1874
    Burgess and Guild Brother by purchase 10 March 1840. Charles Oatts lithographer at same address 1871, he then became a partner in the firm of [Charles] Oatts and [Charles] Runciman.
    Glas Dir; GlasBurg; Schenck
  • OBSERVER newspaper office Edinburgh
    Mound Place 1822-24
    5 North St Andrew Street 1825-32
    28 Hanover Street 1833-34
    377 High Street 1835-45
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • O'DONNELL, Daniel engraver Edinburgh
    7 Old Fishmarket Close 1839
    Edin Dir
  • O'DONNEL, James bookseller Dundee
    109 Overgate 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • O'DONNELL [O'DONEL], James jeweller Edinburgh
    5 Broughton Street 1823-29
    7 Broughton Street 1830-34
    and bookseller 11 South James Street 1835
    7 Union Street 1836
    Catholic bookseller and jeweller 2 Union Place 1840-41
    7 Broughton Street 1842
    9 Broughton Street 1843-44
    bookseller 47 Candlemaker Row 1846
    7 East Sciennes Street 1847
    74 Potterrow 1848-49
    3 Middleton's Entry 1850
    6 Middleton's Entry 1851
    5 Broughton Street Gray 1834; Not in Edin Dir 1845.
    Edin Dir; Gray 1835; 1836
  • OGG, James bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    12 South St Andrew's Street 1801-10
    8 St Andrew Street 1811-12
    Edin Dir
  • OGILVIE, David bookbinder, bookseller, stationer and printer Dundee
    Shop No 1 East from Town House, 1767
    Ogilvy & Leighton Dundee 1768
    David Ogilvie & Lawrence Chalmers 1770
    Burgess of Dundee. Apprentices: George Sidie apprenticed to David Oglevie bookbinder Dundee 1765; David Black apprenticed to David Oglevie bookbinder Dundee 1767
    Maxted; Millar; Carnie & Doig I, NLS Impr Ind
  • OGILVY, David bookseller Edinburgh
    At Mr Bell's shop Addison's Head, 1774
    Edinburgh Evening Courant 2 March 1774.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • OGILVIE, David bookbinder Edinburgh
    Potter Row 1774-75
    Near the Crackling House 1776
    Married Jean Glen in Canongate Kirk 20 May 1763. 'Crackling' is a process in the turning of tallow into candles. The Crackling House was 'between the gallows and the Pleasance', at the junction of the Head of the Pleasance, South Richmond Street and Carnegie Street. MSS by Boog Watson in the Edinburgh Room, Edinburgh City Libraries i.96 and iv,29.
    CanonMarr; Edin Dir
  • OGILVIE, George apprentice printer Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1761
    George Ogilvie apprenticed to James Chalmers printer Aberdeen 1761
  • OGILVY, James stationer Kirriemuir
    Roods 1846
    bookseller same address 1852
    Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • OGILVIE, R. merchant and bookseller Musselburgh
    Musselburgh 1750
    Sold a funeral sermon by Charles Roberts. Edinburgh Evening Courant & Caledonian Mercury 29 May 1750.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • OGILVIE, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1709
    Married Helen Fife daughter of John Fife mason 2 June 1709.
  • OGILVIE, Thomas bookseller, stationer and lottery office Glasgow
    637 Argyll Street 1815-25
    bookseller and stationer 14 Argyll Street and 26 Argyll Arcade 1828
    14 Argyll Street 1835-40
    76 Queen Street 1844
    Thomas Ogilvie & Son, 126 Buchanan Street 1847
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825
  • OGILVIE, Walter B. bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    80 St Vincent Street 1849
    Christian name from street directory Glas Dir 1849.
    Glas Dir
  • OGLE [John] ALLARDICE [Archibald] & THOMSON booksellers Edinburgh
    John Ogle Parliament Close 1792
    20 Parliament Close 1793-94
    32 Parliament Close 1797-1800
    Ogle & Aikman same address 1800-10
    13 South George Street [house?] Denovan's 1804
    Parliament Square 1808-10
    7 and 8 Parliament Square 1811-16
    [John] Ogle, [Archibald] Allardyce and Thomson booksellers and stationers 8 Parliament Square 1818-20
    booksellers 8 Parliament-square and printers Tolbooth Wynd, Leith 1820 Pigot 1820
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind
  • OGLE, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Parliament Close 1792
    20 Parliament Close 1793-96
    32 Parliament Close 1797-99
    Ogle & Aikman same address 1800-10
    13 South George Street [house?] Denovan's 1804
    Parliament Square 1808-10
    7 and 8 Parliament Square 1811-16
    [John] Ogle, [Archibald] Allardyce and Thomson booksellers and stationers 8 Parliament Square, Edinburgh and 15 Tolbooth Wynd, Leith 1817-20
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 14 December 1793. Burgess and Guild Brother May 1797. 13 South St George Street [house?] Denovan's 1804.
    EdinBurg; Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • OGLE, John merchant bookseller Glasgow
    Exchange Square 1839
    Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to deceased Maurice Ogle merchant 9 August 1839.
  • OGLE, Maurice bookseller Glasgow
    7 Wilsons Street East end 1797
    Wilsons St 1798-1808
    8 Wilson Street 1808-15
    9 Wilson St 1817-23
    9 & 10 Wilson St 1824
    and stationer 17 & 19 Wilson St 1825-8
    1 Royal Exchange Square 1834
    Maurice Ogle & Son same address 1835-62
    Maurice Ogle & Co stationer and bookbinder same address 1863-70
    Sold tracts of The Glasgow Religious Tract Society and its successors. In trade index under publishers Glas Dir 1840; Thomas Shaw of Maurice Ogle & Co, house address given Glas Dir 1847.
    NLS Impr Ind; Glas Dir
  • OGLE, Robert bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    27 Union Place 1823-26
    and circulating library same address 1827
    and stamp distributor 26 Union Place 1828-29
    1 Antigua Street 1830-38
    1 Antigua Street and 49 South Bridge 1839-40
    49 South Bridge 1841-53
    Ogle & [A.W.] Murray same address 1854-77
    15 Chambers Street 1878-81
    16 Forrest Road 1882-90
    I Antigua Street and 1 Union Street Gray 1837; Theological and Classical Booksellers 1865-90
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • OGSTOUN [OGSTON], Alexander bookbinder and stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1678-84
    In the Parliament Close 1685-90
    On 13 February 1680, Ogstoun became a Burgess and Guild Brother 'being well commended by H.M. Advocate and many of the College of Justice, and likely also to be useful to the good toun' and on 16 April he married Martha Stevenson. In 1683 Alexander Ogstoun and George Mosman were employed in binding books for the newly formed library of the Faculty of Advocates. In the accounts for the 14th of February appears the entry 'By money peyed to Alexr Oigstoun bookbinder for binding ane parcell of the ffaculties books as per accompt order and receipt 0200.16.0 By money peyed to George Mosman bookbinder for ditto George Mosman 0219.02.00' Faculty Records 40 folio A3. The National Library still has three volumes of Gesner's Historia Animalium 1551-5, given to the Advocates Library by the two grateful bookbinders. They are inscribed 'Hunc Librum cum duobus fratribus Alexr Oigstoun, et Georgius Mosman ffacultatis juridicae Bibliopeg: peritissimi Bibliothecae faculatis predict' dono dederunt'. Unfortunately the volumes have been rebound. John Reid worked for him as a journeyman in 1686. In 1688 he was threatened for selling anti-popish books, and in the same year Mrs Anderson seized some octavo Bibles he had imported from London (Fountainhall ii,852,866). He died in 1690, was buried at the North side of Greyfriars Churchyard on 29 March, and was succeeded in the business by his widow. Two of his four children Alexander and James seem also to have been bookbinders. His name also appears in the imprints of seven books between 1685 and 1688.
    Aldis 1904; EdinBurg; EdinMarr; Mirjam M. Foot. 'A binding by Alexander Ogstoun, c.1689' (English and Foreign Bookbindings 31). The Book Collector xxix, 255-7 (1980). H.M. Nixon Broxbourne Library, styles and designs of bookbindings. London, 1956 163-65. John Morris. 'Wheels and Herringbones: some Scottish bindings 1678-1773'. Bookbinder i,39-49 (1987);
  • OGSTOUN, Andrew apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1651
    Son to Mr George Ogstoun, Minister at Covingtoun, apprenticed with John Hill bookseller 17 December 1651.
  • OGSTON, George bookbinder Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1688-96
    Beavan quoting Aldis
  • OGSTON, James stationer and bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1712-13
    Burgess and Guild Brother by right of deceased father Alexander Ogston, bookbinder 22 October 1712. Will registered 31 August 1714. Apprentices: John Brown, son of George Brown merchant burgess of Edinburgh, apprenticed to James Ogston bookbinder Edinburgh (partner to Martha Stevenson) 1712; James Dickson 29 October 1712; Alexander Cunningham 2 December 1713.
    EdinBurg; EdinTest; EdinPren; Maxted
  • OGSTOUN [OGSTON], Martha, Mrs bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    In the Parliament Closs 1690-1729
    Martha Stevenson, widow of Alexander Ogstoun. leaving off business Caledonian Mercury 13 February 1728. Further advertisements 11 Nov 1728, 10 Jan 1729. Will registered 20 January 1738. The will of Martha Stevenson, relict of Alexander Ogston bookseller in Edinburgh was registered 20 January 1738. Among other things she appears in the imprint of a news book The Present State of Europe.
    Aldis 1904; NLS Impr Ind; EdinTest
  • O'HARA, Charles printer Edinburgh
    19 Circus Place 1838
    tea dealer 7 India Place 1839-42
    printer 20 Hanover Street 1843
    spirit dealer same address 1844-45
    Edin Dir
  • OLD ASSEMBLY CLOSE See Alexander ROBERTSON 1786-95
  • OLIPHANT, WAUGH & INNES booksellers and stationers Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1814-28
    John Boyd, bookseller Edinburgh, Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to Messrs Oliphant Waugh & Innes, stationers (entered apprentice same day as from 18 May 1814) 15 April 1828.
  • OLIPHANT, Alexander apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1796
    Son of late Mr Charles Oliphant, merchant, apprenticed to Mr William Gordon bookseller for 5 years 15 September 1796
  • OLIPHANT, David bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1727-44
    Son of the late Mr John Oliphant Minister at Cameron married Jean Smylie, daughter of the late John Smyllie merchant in Glasgow 22 January 1727. Burgess 13 May 1730. Sold items to do with the Associate Synod 1733. Apprentice: James Young junior 22 September 1731, Burgess 1 August 1744.
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg; NLS Impr Ind; EdinPren
  • OLIPHANT, David bookseller Edinburgh
    Head of West Bow Denovan's 1804
    'painter' same address Edin Dir 1803.
    Edin Dir
  • OLIPHANT, David bookseller Edinburgh
    338 High Street 1811-16
    Edin Dir
  • OLIPHANT, James bookseller Glasgow
    At Mr Stalker's shop below the Exchange 1755
    Two works by James Fisher were printed for him in 1755.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • OLIPHANT, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1764
    Ossian's Head 1775-76
    Son of Peter Oliphant, in Clerkshill, apprenticed to William Drummond bookseller for 5 years 22 August 1764.
    EdinPren; Edin Dir
  • OLIPHANT, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1814
    Buried at Restalrig 19 January 1814 age 23 years.
  • OLIPHANT, Walter publisher Edinburgh
    William Oliphant & Son same address 1836-46
    Walter Oliphant was the son of William Oliphant, bookseller and Mary Irvine, and the younger brother of William Oliphant junior. He joined the firm in 1842 or earlier, and remained with it until his death in 1846'
    Edin Dir; Biographical Sketch of the late William Oliphant Esq., publisher, Edinburgh. [Edinburgh, 1860]
  • OLIPHANT, William clerk to H.M. Printers Edinburgh
    of the King's Warehouse 1805-06
    Burgess and Guild Brother 21 May 1806
  • OLIPHANT, William bookseller Edinburgh
    Oliphant and Brown, High Street 1807
    2 Hunter Square 1808
    Oliphant and Balfour, same address 1809-10
    [William] Oliphant, [John] Waugh and Innes same address 1811-17
    Waugh and Innes booksellers, publishers and stationers same address 1820-35
    William Oliphant 22 South Bridge 1818-32
    7 South Bridge 1833-35
    William Oliphant & Son same address 1836-46
    publishers same address 1847-60
    William Oliphant & Co same address 1861-71
    57 Frederick Street 1872-74
    24 St Giles Street and 35-37 St Mary Street 1875-80
    Oliphant, [Robert] Anderson & [J.S.] Ferrier same address 1881-88
    30-37 St Mary Street 1889-98
    30 St Mary's Street 1899-20th Century
    William Oliphant married Mary Irvine. The sons were Walter Oliphant and William Oliphant junior 1842-44.
    Edin Dir ; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • OLIPHANT, William publisher Edinburgh
    William Oliphant 22 South Bridge 1818-32
    7 South Bridge 1833-35
    William Oliphant & Son same address 1836-46
    publishers same address 1847-60
    William Oliphant was the son of William Oliphant, bookseller and Mary Irvine. He was born on 14 January 1807; educated at Edinburgh High School and Edinburgh University. He learnt the trade with his father, and afterwards for a year with Mr Curry of Dublin. In 1831 he went into partnership with his father. He married, in 1841, Martha, only daughter of James Marshall, merchant of Glasgow, but they had no children. After the death of his father in 1842, and of his younger brother, Walter, who had also entered the business, in 1846, he remained sole partner in the business until about 1858. At that point his own ill-health caused him to take two partners [perhaps Robert Anderson and J.S. Ferrier]. He was interested in science, and was Secretary and Treasurer at different times of The Royal Physical Society. He also was a Justice of the Peace for the City of Edinburgh.
    Edin Dir ; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Biographical Sketch of the late William Oliphant Esq., publisher, Edinburgh. [Edinburgh, 1860]
  • OLIPHANT, William junior & Co printer Edinburgh
    William Oliphant & Co 23 South Bridge 1837-40
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • OLIPHANT, William heraldic and ornamental engraver Glasgow
    107 Buchanan Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • OLIPHANT, William junior printer Leith
    Broad Wynd, Leith 1807-08
    Telegraph Office, Broad Wynd 1809-11
    Edin Dir
  • OLIVER [Thomas] & BOYD [George] publishers, booksellers and printers Edinburgh
    Thomas Oliver North Richmond Street 1799-1800
    Thomas Oliver & Co Baron Grant's Close, Nether Bow, High Street 1801-07
    [Thomas] Oliver & [George] Boyd same address 1808-09
    Tweeddale Court [Baron Grant's Close] 16 High Street 1810-Twentieth Century
    Burgess as apprentice to James Robertson printer, Horse Wynd, 20 March 1817. Archives of Oliver & Boyd in NLS. Thomas Oliver (1776-1853), apprentice compositor to James Robertson, printer, Horsewynd, was a witness at the trial of Walter Berry and James Robertson for publishing a seditious libel in 1792; In 1801 he took George Boyd (died 1843) into partnership. Their catalogues from 1811 to 1841 show them selling juvenile books at a halfpenny, penny, twopence, threepence, fourpence and sixpence and upwards to half-a-crown. They also printed and sold abridged histories in fancy covers and songbooks. The juvenile series up to twopence, at least, were numbered, and some of the twopenny ones have lists of the series on the back cover. Unfortunately nothing under sixpence was listed under title in the firms wholesale catalogues until 1827. From that date the twopenny series is listed. The threepeny series was discontinued in 1818, the fourpenny in 1835, and all cease after 1841. The archives of Oliver and Boyd are on deposit in the National Library of Scotland. Apprentices: Hugh Sinclair, printer, Burgess 28 August 1828; John Thomson, printer, of Elbe Street, Leith, apprenticed 12 October 1812, Burgess 15 September 1840.
    NLS Impr Ind; Chapbook Printers; EdinBurg; Edin Dir; W.M. Parker. 'The house of Oliver and Boyd'. Publishers Circular & Booksellers Record 15 August 1953; W.M. Parker. The house of Oliver & Boyd: a record from 1778 to 1948, unpublished manuscript in the National Library of Scotland; Alan Bell. The Oliver and Boyd papers - a preliminary report. Read to the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society on 21 January 1971, unpublished manuscript in the National Library of Scotland.
  • OLIVER, James bookseller Jedburgh
    Jedburgh 1757
    James Oliver & Son Jedburgh 1773
    Baillie of Jedburgh, Sold James Burgh's Britains remembrancer. Edinburgh, 1757 & Alexander Peden's Life & prophecies. 1773
    NLS Impr Ind
  • OLIVER, John subscription library New Castleton
    New Castleton 1852
    Slater 1852

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