Peat, David - Rae, Alexander

  • PEAT, David bookseller Perth
    Perth 1800-1802
    High Street 1820
    24 High Street 1825-37
    Sold copies of Benjamin Franklin's Works. Dundee, 1800. David Peat was the son of Thomas Peat, merchant of Perth and Isabella Sandeman 1757-1814. Sandeman genealogy compiled by John Glas.
    NLS Impr Ind; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; R. H. Carnie Publishing in Perth before 1807. Abertay Historical Society Publication No.6, 1960.
  • PEAT, George bookseller Glasgow
    187 High Street 1835
    'William' in the trade index 1835.
    Glas Dir
  • PEAT, Jane bookseller Perth
    24 High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • PEAT, T. bookseller St Andrews
    St Andrews 1812-14
    Doughty
  • PEAT, Thomas bookseller Edinburgh and Wick
    32 Leith Street 1831-40
    14 Catharine Street 1841
    Periodically visited Wick with cheap literature and occupied a shop in Bridge Street there during the fishing season.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; John Mowat 'Books and Printing in Caithness' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society vi 84-94 (1920)
  • PEAT, Thomas bookseller and circulating library Glasgow
    35 Shuttle Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • PEATTIE, Alexander stationer Edinburgh
    Head of Chessel's Court, Canongate 1811
    Edin Dir
  • PEATTIE, G. bookseller Kirkcaldy
    Kirkcaldy 1807
    Doughty
  • PEATTIE, George stationer and bookbinder Edinburgh
    High Street, North Side 1809
    Allan's Close 1810
    bookbinder 306 High Street 1811
    Edin Dir
  • PEATTIE, George bookbinder and pocket-book maker Edinburgh
    Foot of Old Assembly Close 1819
    Edin Dir
  • PEATTIE, George bookbinder Edinburgh
    105 Rose Street 1821
    Edin Dir
  • PEATTIE, George bookbinder Edinburgh
    vintner 391 Lawnmarket 1830-31
    bookbinder same address 1832-33
    tavern same address 1834-40
    Edin Dir
  • PEATTIE, George bookseller Leith
    On the Shore 1786
    Corner shop, Tolbooth Wynd 1788
    At the Leith Circulating Library Foot of the Tolbooth Wynd Leith 1788-93
    New Quay 1790-93
    On the Shore, near the New Quay 1794-95
    On the Shore 1796-1805
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 19 August 1790.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • PEATTIE, J. bookseller Leith
    Leith 1792
    The names appears in this form in the imprint of An address to the Associated Friends of the People. Edinburgh, 1792. It is probably a mistake for G. Peattie.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • PECK, James lithographic artist Edinburgh
    1 Windsor Street 1843
    William Peck & Son lithographic printers and draftsmen 6 George Street 1840-45
    James Peck same address 1846-52
    23 St Andrew Square 1853
    Edin Dir
  • PECK, William & Co lithographic printers Edinburgh
    24 Greenside Place 1831-32
    16 Greenside Place 1833
    6 George Street 1834-37
    William Peck & Son same address 1838-45
    James Peck same address 1846-52
    23 St Andrews Street 1853
    'invoices and cards printed from copperplates'. The son James Peck may have later moved to Glasgow, where a firm of that name was in business until 1886.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Schenck
  • PEDDEN, Alexander paper maker Kilmarnock
    Galston 1820-23
    Pigot 1820; Thomson
  • PEDDIE, John bookseller Perth
    High-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • PEDDIE, Thomas bookseller and bookbinder Perth
    148 High Street 1825-37
    Not given as bookbinder Pigot 1837.
    Pigot 1825; 1837
  • PEDDIE, William bookseller Hawick
    Howgate 1825
    High Street 1837
    Pigot 1825; 1837
  • PEDDIE, William bookseller Stirling
    Broad Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • PEEBLES, Alexander merchant Stirling
    Stirling 1788
    Sold copies of A warning against Socinianism: drawn up by a Committee of the Associate Synod. Falkirk, 1788.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • PEEBLES, Alexander M. papermaker Edinburgh
    of William Cadell & Co Royal Exchange 1831-33
    same address - home 43 Gilmore Place 1834
    Edin Dir
  • PEFFERS, James engraver Edinburgh
    11 Canning Place 1833
    2 Maryfield, Easter Road 1836
    Gray 1833; 1836
  • PENDER, James Baillie paper maker Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1841
    20 Walker Street 1844-48
    28 Great King Street 1849
    Burgess and Guild Brother 18 September 1841. Of Cameron & Co.
    EdinBurg; Edin Dir
  • PENMAN, Andrew bookseller Glasgow
    at D. Niven & Cos, 139 Trongate 1815
    and lottery office successor to D. Niven & Co same address 1818-19
    And. Penman & Co booksellers and stationers 118 Trongate Glas Dir 1820
    Andrew Penman 139 Trongate Pigot 1820
    96 Hutcheson Street 1825
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • PENNELL, John bookbinders claspmaker Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1608
    Witnessed a deed in the house of James Law Bishop of Orkney 28 May 1608. Protocol Book of Master James Harlaw 1596-1616 Notarial Record Repertory NPI/58 fol.52 verso.
    Dr Durkan
  • PENNY, George newspaper printer Perth
    Perthshire Advertiser 7 High Street 1837
    Author of Traditions of Perth. Perth, 1836.
    Pigot 1837
  • PENNY, William cameo and seal engraver Glasgow
    Sidney Court, Argyll Street 1815
    Perhaps William Penny, son of John Penny of Mid Calder and Margaret Somerville, who was born in 1787, probably in Mid Calder and died there 18 January 1867.
    Glas Dir; Johnst3
  • PENSON [William], ROBERTSON [Daniel] & Co musical warehouse and saloon Edinburgh
    47 Princes Street 1811-20
    Penson & Robertson same address 1821
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820
  • PENSON, Richard stationer Edinburgh
    6 South St David's Street 1833
    Gray 1833 says bookbinder.
    Edin Dir
  • PERRY, William schoolmaster and printer Edinburgh
    Printing Office, Taylor's Hall, Cowgate 1776-78
    Bankruptcy proceedings include inventory of printing office in 1778, printed in full by Dr Law; he probably went to London in 1778.
    Alexander Law. 'William Perry, his academy and printing press in Edinburgh, and his publications'. Edinburgh Bibliographical Society Transactions iv, 93-102.
  • PERTHSHIRE PAPER WAREHOUSE Glasgow
    59 Jamaica Street 1828
    Glas Dir
  • PETER, Gabriel late stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1779
    Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 20 March 1779.
    Cadell
  • PETER, Walter bookseller Edinburgh
    William Gray and Walter Peter at the Cross 1754
    Parliament-Close, opposite to the Statue 1756
    Walter Peter Edinburgh 1757-60
    Within the Exchange 1761-63
    Sold copies of Christopher Love's Remarkable papers. 1763. Advertisements in Caledonian
    Mercury 9 January 1760; 4 February 1761.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • PETERKIN seal engraver Glasgow
    54 Trongate 1815
    72 Trongate 1818-19
    54 Trongate 1820
    Glas Dir; Johnst3
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    PETERKIN, Alexander newspaper editor Kelso
    Kelso 1833-35
    Son of William Peterkin, Minister of Macduff. He was born there 23 March 1780. Educated at Edinburgh University, where he took law, was trained in the office of a Writer to the Signet, and became an S.S.C. and began his professional career in Peterhead before 1811. Hewas Sheriff Substitute of Orkney 1814-23, and returned to Edinburgh. In 1833 he became editor of The Kelso Chronicle. Involved in an argument with George Jerdan of The Kelso Mail in July 1833. Peterkin demanded to know the author of an article in The Kelso Mail signed Z, which generated much heat, and an exchange of pamphlets which are in The National Library of Scotland. He left the paper on 27 May 1835. 'a Peterhead lawyer, who went to Edinburgh about 1813 and died at 27 Buccleuch Place 9 November 1846 ' The Peterhead "Friday Club"'.
  • PETERKIN, John seal engraver Edinburgh
    3 Catharine Street 1826
    7 Brown Street 1828-31
    7 Brown Street 1830
    Edin Dir
  • PETERKIN, John seal engraver Edinburgh
    5 South College Street 1841-45
    Edin Dir
  • PETERKIN, M. seal engraver Edinburgh
    6 East Arthur Street 1824
    New Dir 1824
    Edin Dir
  • PETERS, Gabriel stationer Edinburgh
    Head of Carrubbers Close 1773
    Edin Dir
  • PETERS, John printer Glasgow
    28 Virginia Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • PETERS, Walter printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1743-56
    Son to George Peters of Chappell, apprenticed to Thomas Lumisdain printer 11 January 1743. Burgess 14 July 1756.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • PETRIE, [Marion] & Co booksellers [stationers] Edinburgh
    7 Abbey Strand 1831-32
    booksellers same address 1833-35
    Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 29 March 1834.
    Cadell; Edin Dir; Gray 1834
  • PETRIE, David paper ruler Dundee
    Kays Close 48 Overgate 1846
    Dundee 1846
  • PETRIE, David bookseller Montrose
    High Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • PETRIE, George engraver and copperplate printer Aberdeen
    Retties-close Broad-street 1820
    1 Huxter Row 1824-25
    6 Huxter Row 1837-38
    Aberdeen 1839-49
    Beavan; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bush.2; Johnst3
  • PETRIE, John engraver and copperplate printer Aberdeen
    18 Guest Row 1842-43
    Beavan
  • PETRIE, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1768
    Married Janet daughter of deceast George Allan mason in Elgin 27 November 1768.
    EdinMarr
  • PETERIE [PETRIE], John engraver Edinburgh
    3 Parliament Close 1794-1802
    Milne's Square 1803-04
    John Petrie, Bull Turnpike, High Street 1806
    Married Miss Mary Smith daughter of Robert Smith Writer in Edinburgh in Canongate Kirk 17 February 1796. Son of John Petrie, printer, apprenticed to James Johnston engraver for 7 years 11 May 1797. Burgess as apprentice to James Johnston engraver May 1797.
    Edin Dir; CanonMarr; EdinPren; EdinBurg; Bush.2; Johnst3
  • PETRIE, John book agent Edinburgh
    16 Shakspeare Square 1824-29
    8 Shakspeare Square 1830-32
    bookseller and stationer 4 North St Andrew Street 1833-40
    21 Lothian Street 1841-50
    Initial only in trade index Edin Dir 1845-50. And agent to G. Vertue of London Edin Dir 1837.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • PETRIE, Marion stationer Edinburgh
    Petrie & Co 7 Abbey Strand 1833
    Marion Petrie No 7 Abbey 1834
    Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 29 March 1834.
    Edin Dir; Cadell
  • PETRIE, William bookbinder Old Deer
    Stewartfield 1852
    Slater 1852
  • PETTIE, George bookbinder Edinburgh
    391 High Street 1833
    Gray 1833
  • PETTIGREW, James book agent Glasgow
    2 Coburg Street 1840
    Glas Dir
  • PHILABEG, Fergus bookseller Edinburgh
    near the Royal Exchange 1749
    Manlius; or The brave adventurer was published with the imprint Edinburgh: printed by Donald Murchieson, for Fergus Philabeg..., 1749. Almost certainly a false imprint.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • PHILANDER bookseller Edinburgh
    Swan-Close 1745
    A true account of the baptism of Henry prince of Scotland appeared in 1745 with the imprint Edinburgh printed and sold in the Swan-Close for Philander.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • PHILIP [John] & HILL [Alexander] bookbinders Aberdeen
    Philip [John] and Hill [Alexander] in that shop in the Lodge Walk next to New Inn 1807-09
    John Philip & Co same address 1810-13
    Queen Street 1814-15
    Philip and Moffat same address 1816-24
    John Philip & Co 50 Queen Street 1825
    Queen Street 1826-27
    46 Queen Street 1828-37
    48 Queen Street 1837-39
    54 Queen Street 1840-46
    John Edmond same address 1847-71
    J. and J. P. Edmond & Spark same address 1876-86
    Edmond & Spark 1891- Twentieth Century
    John Philip was apprenticed to John Burnett about 1802 until Burnett's death in 1806. After working in the binding shop 'until affairs be settled' [June to July 1806] he was employed by Burnett and Carlier [John Burnett's widow and William Carlier, a bookseller from Edinburgh] in the retail shop August 1806-May 1807. In June 1807 he set up in partnership with Alexander Hill. In 1814 he became a Guild Burgess of Aberdeen. Apprentice: John Edmond 1826, freed 1832. John Philip died in February 1847 and John Edmond. who had been Philip's bookkeeper, took over the business. Eventually, when John Edmond died in December 1876, his son John Philip Edmond and James Spark became partners in the firm.
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; information from Rosemary Philip(John Philip's Memorandum Book; Aberdeen Rent Rolls); William S. Mitchell 'Aberdeen Corner-Square Bindings' Apollo January 1951.
  • PHILIP [John] & MOFFAT [Francis] bookbinders Aberdeen
    Philip [John] and Hill [Alexander] in that shop in the Lodge Walk next to New Inn 1807-09
    John Philip & Co same address 1810-13
    Queen Street 1814-15
    Philip and Moffat same address 1816-24
    John Philip & Co 50 Queen Street 1825
    Queen Street 1826-27
    46 Queen Street 1828-37
    48 Queen Street 1837-39
    54 Queen Street 1840-46
    John Edmond same address 1847-71
    J. and J. P. Edmond & Spark same address 1876-86
    Edmond & Spark 1891- Twentieth Century
    John Philip was apprenticed to John Burnett about 1802 until Burnett's death in 1806. After working in the binding shop 'until affairs be settled' [June to July 1806] he was employed by Burnett and Carlier [John Burnett's widow and William Carlier, a bookseller from Edinburgh] in the retail shop August 1806-May 1807. In June 1807 he set up in partnership with Alexander Hill. In 1814 John Philip became a Guild Burgess of Aberdeen. Apprentice: John Edmond 1826, freed 1832. John Philip died in February 1847 and John Edmond. who had been Philip's bookkeeper, took over the business. Eventually, when John Edmond died in December 1876, his son John Philip Edmond and James Spark became partners in the firm.
    Beavan; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; information from Rosemary Philip(John Philip's Memorandum Book; Aberdeen Rent Rolls); William S. Mitchell 'Aberdeen Corner-Square Bindings' Apollo January 1951.
  • PHILLIP [PHILLIPS], Mrs B. bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    5 Warriston Place 1844-62
    Names too late to be inserted in their proper places 1844.
    Edin Dir
  • PHILIP [John] & Co bookbinders Aberdeen
    Philip [John] and Hill [Alexander] in that shop in the Lodge Walk next to New Inn 1807-09
    John Philip & Co same address 1810-13
    Queen Street 1814-15
    Philip and Moffat same address 1816-24
    John Philip & Co 50 Queen Street 1824-25
    Queen Street 1826-27
    46 Queen Street 1828-37
    48 Queen Street 1837-39
    54 Queen Street 1840-46
    John Edmond same address 1847-71
    J. and J. P. Edmond & Spark same address 1876-86
    Edmond & Spark 1891- Twentieth Century
    John Philip was apprenticed to John Burnett about 1802 until Burnett's death in 1806. After working in the binding shop 'until affairs be settled' [June to July 1806] he was employed by Burnett and Carlier [John Burnett's widow and William Carlier, a bookseller from Edinburgh] in the retail shop August 1806-May 1807. In June 1807 he set up in partnership with Alexander Hill. In 1814 John Philip became a Guild Burgess of Aberdeen. Apprentice: John Edmond 1826, freed 1832. John Philip died in February 1847 and John Edmond. who had been Philip's bookkeeper, took over the business. Eventually, when John Edmond died in December 1876, his son John Philip Edmond and James Spark became partners in the firm. Edmond & Spark stationers and bookbinders were absorbed into Aberdeen University Press in 1966.
    Beavan; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837;information from Rosemary Philip(John Philip's Memorandum Book; Aberdeen Rent Rolls); William S. Mitchell 'Aberdeen Corner-Square Bindings' Apollo January 1951.
  • PHILLIPS, John bookbinder Paisley
    14 St Mirren Street 1851
    Paisley 1851
  • PHILIP, Joseph & Co wholesale stationers Aberdeen
    48 Queen Street 1828
    Aberdeen 1829-31
    Bankrupt 1831.
    Beavan
  • PHILIPE, Thomas print seller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1770
    Thomas Philips back of the Theatre 1773
    Theatre Row 1774-75
    Calton Hill 1776
    New Street 1777
    Theatre Row 1778
    Thomas Philipes bookseller Princes Street 1780
    A catalogue of prints for sale by T. Philipe 19 December 1770 is in the Scottish Record Office Clerk of Pennicuik muniments GD18/4681.
    Edin Dir
  • PHILLIPS, Robert bookseller Glasgow
    108 Eglinton Street 1847-49
    Phillip in Trade index Glas Dir 1847.
    Glas Dir
  • PHILLIPS [PHIPPS ] William papermaker Cramond
    Peggy's Mill 1833-45
    of William Cadell, Sons & Co
    Edin Dir; Gray 1837
  • PHINN, Thomas engraver Edinburgh
    East Wing of the New Exchange 1761
    Luckenbooths 1764
    Edinburgh 1768
    Son of John Phin and Margaret M'Bryer, christened 12 March 1728. Married Agnes daughter to Robert M'Bryer portioner in the Abbey 31 May 1752. Burgess in right of father John Phinn wigmaker 24 August 1768. 'Engraves all kind of copper-plates, viz. maps, prints, cuts for books, gentlemens coats of arms, advertisements, shop-bills, coats of arms, and crests, upon silver plate or any other metal, clock circles, plain and ornamented, equation tables, stamps for marking linen, ditto for linen manufactures, with all other engraving work. Likewise prints all kind of copper-plates ... [also sells maps, prints, cards, copy-books, etc.] Relict, Agnas Phin married John Coney plasterer 14 July 1771. Henrietta, daughter of deceased Thomas Phin, engraver, married John Peat cloth printer in Perth, 6 April 1782.
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg; Caledonian Mercury 31 August 1761; 11 January 1762; 29 September 1764; Johnst3
  • PHIPPS [PHILLIPS] William papermaker Cramond
    Peggy's Mill 1833-45
    of William Cadell, Sons & Co
    Edin Dir; Gray 1837
  • PICKEN, R. and Co. music-sellers Leith
    North Leith 1811
    Edin Dir
  • PICKERING, William booksellers and stamp office Dumbarton
    High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • PILLANS, Francis bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    58 South Bridge 1816
    13 Hanover Street 1817-21
    61 Princes Street 1822
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820
  • PILLANS, Hugh & John printers Edinburgh
    James Pillans Nicolson's Street 1788
    South end of Nicolson's Street 1794-95
    Hastie's Close 1796-97
    Pillans & Son same address 1799-1803
    Riddel's Court, Lawnmarket Denovan's 1804
    Riddell's Close, [322] Lawnmarket [7 St James' Court] 1805-16
    James Pillans & Son same address 1817-22
    James Pillans & Sons same address 1823-26
    H[ugh] & J[ames] Pillans same address 1827-31
    H[ugh] and J[ohn] Pillans same address 1832-57
    John Pillans is given as 7 St James Court for his house address Edin Dir 1819-27, which is that of James. From 1822-24 James is given as 7 James' Court. From 1826 that is the business address of James and John, all three partners having house addresses elsewhere. Hugh's house is 21 Crosscauseway 1819-25 and 9 Newington Place 1826-27. The partners listed in 1832-36 are Hugh and John.
    Edin Dir
  • PILLANS, James printer Edinburgh
    Nicolson's Street 1788
    South end of Nicolson's Street 1794-96
    [Daniel Shaw printer Hastie's Close 1795]
    Daniel Shaw and James Pillans Hasties Close (near the foot of Blair's
    Street) West from Adam's Square 1796-97
    James Pillans & Sons Hasties Close 1797-99
    North College Street 1800-1
    Riddel's Court Lawnmarket 1804-26
    7 James Court Lawnmarket 1827
    Hugh and James Pillans same address 1827-57
    6 James Court 1858-69
    16 South Bridge 1870-71
    30 Hanover Street 1872-75
    12 Thistle Street 1876-86
    Hugh and James Pillans and W. Scott Wilson 18 Thistle Street 1887-91
    48 Hanover Street and 18 Thistle Street 1892-96
    48 Hanover Street and 18 and 20 Thistle Street 1897-1902
    84 and 86 Hanover Street and 18 and 20 Thistle Street 1903-7
    86 Hanover Street and 18 and 20 Thistle Street 1908-11
    86 Hanover Street 1912-19
    86 Hanover Street and 20 Bernard Terrace 1920-23
    Newington Printing and Binding Works 20 Bernard Terrace 1924-50
    Pillans & Wilson Ltd same address 1951-
    'James Pillans was born in or near the Pleasance in the year 1745 .... About the year 1760 one of the employees in the printing house of William Smellie was a "reading boy" named James Pillans. ... Smellie employed [him] to wander through the fields around Edinburgh on fine summer mornings for the purpose of collecting rare plants.... He commenced printing about 1775 in an old tenement at the corner of West Crosscauseway and Nicolson Street ... and moved from there to Hastie's Close.... In 1778 [! perhaps a mistake for 1798] while in Riddle's Close, James Pillans admitted his son Hugh as a partner and for a considerable time the business was carried on under the title of J. Pillans & Son. In 1827 a separate business carried on by another son of the founder was absorbed and the style became H. & J. Pillans, James does not appear in 1831. The great fire in James's Court in 1857 completely destroyed the printing establishment.' James Pillans Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to James Cochran & Coy printers 11 May 1797. Hugh Pillans Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father James Pillans printer 10 April 1824. The account of the origin of the firm given in A printing house of Old & New Edinburgh 1775-1925. [Edinburgh]: Pillans & Wilson, [1925] (see above quotation) is misleading. James Pillans was apprenticed to James Cochran, and seems to have started business in 1794. The National Library of Scotland has three twentieth-century type-specimen books of the firm.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinBurg; A printing house of Old and New Edinburgh 1775-1925 published by H. and J. Pillans and Wilson to commemorate the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the firm. [Edinburgh, 1925]
  • PILLANS, John printer Edinburgh
    7 James Court 1816-23
    same address house - 17 Keir Street New Dir 1824
    of James Pillans & Son 7 James Court 1825-26
    H[ugh] & J[ohn] Pillans same address 1827-57
    7 James Court is given as the house address of James Pillans & Sons in 1821,
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • PILLANS, Thomas merchant Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1693-1701
    Son to Thomas Pillans, chamberlain to the Laird of Stonebyres, apprenticed to John Cunninghame bookbinder 23 December 1696. Burgess as apprentice to John Cunningham, bookbinder (23 December 1693) by Act of Council gratis 4 June 1701.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • PILOT newspaper office Edinburgh
    166 High Street 1840
    241 High Street 1841-42
    Edin Dir
  • PINKERTON, James letterpress printer Paisley
    24 High Street 1851
    Paisley 1851
  • PINKERTON, William bookseller Glasgow
    10 Saltmarket 1788-89
    James Durham's Clavis Cantici was printed for him in 1788. He appears in Jones' Glasgow Directory 1789.
    Glas Dir; NLS Impr Ind
  • PIRRIE [PIRIE], Alexander paper maker and wholesale stationer Aberdeen
    Adelphi 1820
    Alexander Pirie & Co 18 Adelphi Court and Newhills Mill, Stoneywood 1825-37
    Alexander Pirie & Sons Stoneywood 1852-60
    Stoneywood Works, Buxburn, Aberdeenshire 1876-20th Century
    Mill No 7. in 1770, James Moir of Stoneywood 'was successful in getting certain Aberdonians interested in setting up a paper mill' at Stoneywood.'Alexander Smith an Aberdeen wig-maker, was vested with sole control in 1773. In 1790 it had two vats and employed 16 hands. Patrick Pirie, son-in-law of Smith joined the firm as a sleeping partner in 1778. James Moir died in 1784 and Patrick Pirie in 1787. In 1794, Smith advertised the paper-mill in 1794, but there were no takers. He died in 1796. His son died in 1800 and the business was handed over to Alexander Pirie, son of Patrick Pirie and Margaret Smith, the mill having been meanwhile run by trustees with John Gray as manager. When Alexander Pirie took over he converted the mill from brown to white paper. He brought as manager James Reid from Midlothian and he remained there for half a century. In 1802 the watermark of the mill was P.1802, and by 1807 it was PIRIE 1807. Alexander Pirie devoted himself to farming, and invented a turnip-sowing machine, and experimented with whale blubber as fertiliser. About 1820, a Fourdrinier machine was introduced, and to run it Alexander Gill. In 1829, the mill was damaged by flood water. His second son, Francis Pirie (1809-70), joined the firm, followed in 1839 by the third son, Alexander Pirie (1812-75), and shortly after the youngest son Gordon. Alexander Pirie had early set up a town house in Aberdeen at 21 Adelphi, with a warehouse beside it. He died at Waterton House in 1860 at the age of 73. His son Francis invented some paper-making machinery, but though Known as the senior partner was shy and retiring. Alexander was in charge of the day-to-day management. He also had extensive interests in shipping. He died in Dresden in 1875. Gordon was now managing director. He died at his wife's home, the Chateau de Varennes on the Loire in 1901. Alexander George Pirie (1836-1904) early joined the firm. With the death of his father in 1870 he took up interests elsewhere, but returned to the Chairmanship in 1892.
    Pigot 1820; 1825; Thomson; Table of Paper Mills September 1876 in NLS; Alex. Pirrie & Sons, Limited paper manufacturers, Stoneywood and Waterton Works 1770-1945 [typescript with photographs, copy in the National Library of Scotland]; History of Culter Paper Mills. Culter, 1951
  • PITCAIRN, John papermaker Edinburgh
    Melville Mill, Lasswade 1794-98
    clerk King's warehouse Kincaid's Land, Cowgate 1778
    no occupation same address 1780-82
    Clerk to the King's Stationery Warehouse Kincaid's Court, Cowgate 1784-97
    paper warehouse Old Assembly Close 1799-1820
    no trade - house address only 34 York Place 1821-24
    Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 20 August 1784. John Pitcairn stationer married Miss Mary, daughter of Mr Thomas Trotter merchant 15 January 1785. In 1786 John Pitcairn leased the Broomhouse Mill, and in 1790 took his brother-in-law, Young Trotter into partnership at the Broomhouse Mill. Melville Mill Lasswade was Excise No 25. In 1825 in possession of A. Cowan & Sons.1825. Edin Dir 1817 describes him as John Pitcairn Esq of Pitcairn.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir; Thomson; Historical Account of Papermaking in Berwickshire. Edinburgh, 1923; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • PITKELLONY PRESS private press Muthill
    Muthill 1816
    A private printing press was in operation for the use of the estate. Andrew Brown's Judicial Proceedings before the Baron Bailie Courts was printed there 1 July 1816.
    Alexander Porteous The History of Crieff. Edinburgh, 1912
  • PITT, Thomas bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    73 London Street 1844
    76 London Street 1847-49
    73 London Street in trade index Glas Dir 1847, not in street directory at either address.
    Glas Dir
  • POLLOCK, David apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1661
    The original indenture by which Robert Sanders stationer in Glasgow agrees to take David Pollock, son of James Pollock, merchant and late baillie in Glasgow, as his apprentice for five years 'in his trade and calling of binding and gilding books, upholstering of coffers and chistes' survives in the SRO.
    SRO Register of Deeds RD4/36 pp.710-711
  • POLLOCK, James engraver and copperplate printer Glasgow
    117 Nelson Street 1825
    28 Nelson Street 1828
    Pigot 1825; Glas Dir
  • POLLOCK, [John] & Co stationers and agent for the Globe and Life Office Edinburgh
    John Pollock accountant and agent for Globe Office Tweeddale Court 1822
    John Pollock of Naysmith, Pollock & Co Tweedale's Court 16 High Street 1821-22
    Pollock & Co 7 Hunter Square 1823-24
    booksellers and stationers same address 1825
    stationers same address 1826-29
    22 Lothian Street 1830
    19 Blair Street 1831-35
    John Pollock stationer and agent for the Globe Insurance Co 11 Blair Street 1836
    Separate entry for house address of John Pollock stationer Edin Dir1826. The National Library of Scotland has Catalogue of the entire stock of J. Pollock and Co. late booksellers, No.22 South College Street; to be sold by auction by John Carfrae and Son. 23 January 1831.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • POLLOCK, John bookseller Edinburgh
    19 Horse Wynd 1824
    New Dir 1824
    Edin Dir
  • POLLOCK, Robert book agent Greenock
    18 Tobago Street 1836
    23 Tobago Street 1845
    16 Tobago Street 1853
    Fowler 1836; Greenock 1845; 1853
  • PONT, Mr Zachary 'printer' Scotland
    Scotland 1590
    On 28 October 1590 a licence was granted by the Privy Council to Mr Pont to be chief printer within the realm, but he is not known to have exercised his privilege. Lee Appendix ix.
    Aldis 1904
  • POOL, William musical instrument maker and music seller Edinburgh
    8 M'Dowall Street 1833-34
    pianoforte maker same address 1835
    Edin Dir; Gray 1835
  • POPE, Walter bookseller? Edinburgh
    Roxburghe Closse over against St Giles Steeple 1683
    A broadside by N. Paterson, Obsequies of Alexander, late lord bishop of Ross was sold by W. Pope.
    Aldis 1904
  • PORT GLASGOW LIBRARY subscription library Port Glasgow
    Fore Street 1831-36
    Instituted 1798. 'It contains about 1500 volumes and has about 50 Subscribers'
    Fowler 1831; 1834; 1836. Alexander Buchanan Librarian 1831-36.
    Fowler 1831; 1834
  • PORTEOUS, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Hammermans Land, Cowgate 1774-76
    Nicolson's Street 1777-80
    Chapel Street 1782-84
    72 Chapel Street 1790
    Married Janet daughter to James Strathearn flaxdresser in Kilsyth 24 October 1762.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir
  • PORTEOUS, John bookseller Edinburgh
    On the South side of the High Street a little above the Court of Guard 1699
    Parliament Closs 1701
    Son to umquhile William Porteous, merchant, apprentice to Andrew Chalmers stationer 11 November 1691. Married Mary Johnston 26 February 1701. The last will and codicil of Charles II. King of Spain was printed for him in London in 1701. Will registered 11 September 1704. Apprentices: James Williamson 7 February 1700; John Ewart 9 July 1701.
    EdinPren; NLS Impr Ind; EdinMarr; EdinTest
  • PORTEOUS, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1773?
    Will registered 11 February 1773 and 10 August 1787.
    EdinTest
  • PORTEOUS, Matthew printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1730
    Daughter, Helen, married George Millar indweller in Stockbridgehaugh 31 July 1730.
    EdinMarr
  • PORTEOUS, Mitchelson bookseller printer and circulating library Maybole
    High Street 1837-52
    Librarian of Mechanics library. Author of Odd time. A selection of original poetical varieties. Maybole: printed by the author, 1842; Carrickiana Part XII. Rejoicings at Maybole 10 March 1863 in honour of the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Alexandra, Princess Royal of Denmark; More Odd time [Half-title, no date. It contains over 300 pages of reprinted items, the latest date is 1863]; The Crucifixion, a poem. By M.P. Printed at Maybole 1867
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • PORTEOUS, Thomas bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1610
    Married Catharine Gordon 30 November 1609; Burgess as apprentice to umquhile Edward Cathkin merchant 14 November 1610.
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg
  • PORTEOUS, William copperplate printer Edinburgh
    Canongate 1793
    Married Mary daughter of the deceased John Lamb in Canongate Kirk 22 November 1793.
    CanonMarr
  • PORTER, Hugh itinerant bookseller Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1830-70?
    He was an Ulsterman,an old soldier, who started a general dealer's business in East Nort Street about 1830. In 1843, he gave up the general dealer's business and took to bookselling. He was an itinerant bookseller, with a horse and specially fitted cart, and visited all the towns in the north as far as Elgin, as well ast the fairs, but wintering for the most part in Aberdeen. When there he put up in a house of the Upperkirkgate. He 'was wont in the "sixties" to pitch his stall on the open space in front of the Flour-mill, where Grant's Buildings now stand in St Nicholas Street.' He fell under his cart on a slippery incline and died. He was believed to be about 80 at the time.
    Beavan; [William Walker] Aberdeen Booksellers of Bygone Days: George Middleton, Alexander Smith, Hugh Porter. [Aberdeen, 1916]
  • PORTERFIELD, James apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1727
    Son to James Porterfield, maltman in Dumbritan, apprenticed to Gedeon Crauford bookbinder 15 March 1727.
    EdinPren
  • PORTOBELLO PAPER MILL
    Portobello Mill was built where the Figgate Burn runs into the Firth of Forth in 1783. It was initially a flax mill, later it turned out lead paint, and then mustard and later wrapping paper. On 20th April 1916 it was bought by John Galloway & Company Limited for £30,000. It was a small mill with only one engine. There was simply not room at Portobello; and even if there had been room, he place itself was wrong. The site was cramped and wkward, and the Figgate Burn was not as 'agreeable' as other sources of water, with a tendency to dry up in a fine summer, and with a flour mill upstream which flooded it with effluent when it was not interfering with the supply in other, and more drastic ways. On 25 August 1924, the firm moved to the Balerno Bank Paper Mills.'
    Galloways of Balerno. London, privately printed 1968.
  • PORTOBELLO READING ROOM Portobello
    [Fox's] High Street, Portobello 1833-37
    Gray 1833; 1835; 1836; 1837
  • POST, PAISLEY AND RENFREWSHIRE REFORMER newspaper office Glasgow
    15 Turner's Court 1847
    Glas Dir
  • POTTER, David librarian, bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    31 Wilson Street 1815
    bookseller and librarian 98 Glassford Street 1819
    circulating library and stationer same address 1820
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820
  • POTTS, Andrew P. bookseller, stationer and circulating library Edinburgh
    47 Broughton Street 1833
    and stamp distributor same address 1834-38
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • PRATT, Eliza bookseller Strichen
    Strichen 1852
    Slater 1852
  • PRATT, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1742
    Sometime printer in Edinburgh afterwards Merchant there. Will registered. 27 May 1742.
    EdinTest
  • PRENTICE, David & Co printer and newspaper printer Glasgow
    Chronicle Office 169 Trongate 1815
    Nelson Street 1818
    Chronicle & Journal [59] Nelson Street 1819-20
    Chronicle & Journal Office Reid's Court 117 Nelson Street 1825
    66 Trongate and 28 Nelson street 1828
    28 Nelson Street 1835
    Initial only 59 Nelson Street Pigot 1820.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1825
  • PRESTON, Robert printer Edinburgh
    foreman to J. Gall & Son 29 Richmond Place 1840-44
    printer same address 1845-47
    Edin Dir
  • PRICE, Joseph printer Aberdeen
    42 Castle Street 1845
    Of The Gazette Office.
    Beavan
  • PRIMROSE, James Clerk to the Scottish Privy Council Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1616
    Second son of Archibald Primrose of Culross and Margaret Bleau of Castlehill in Perthshire. His father was a Writer to the Signet and employed in the Comptroller's Office. On 13 June 1616 he obtained the patent for printing and selling God and the King throughout Scotland. He died in 1641.
    STC
  • PRYMROSE, Robert apprentice bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1683
    Son to Robert Prymrose, cordiner in Culross, apprenticed to William Gib bookbinder 28 November 1683.
    EdinPren
  • PRINGLE, David newspaper office Edinburgh
    of North British Advertiser 4 Torphichen Street 1846-50
    13 Torphichen Street 1851-56
    Edin Dir
  • PRINGLE, James bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1712
    Burgess. Married Elizabeth Colter daughter of Peter St Colum musician 24 October 1712.
    EdinMarr
  • PRINGLE, W. bookseller Stow
    Stow 1748-49
    Sold copies of William Hutton's The new constitution of the pretended Synod unmasked. Glasgow, 1748, James Fisher's A letter from Mr. Fisher. Edinburgh, 1749, and A plea for the protestant faith in the same year.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • Printer of the Aberdeen Donatus
    Scotland? 1507
    Possibly the same press as the printer of the Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo.
    STC
  • Printer of the Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo
    Scotland? 1507
    Possibly the same press as the printer of the Aberdeen Donatus.
    STC
  • PRITTY, Francis engraver and copperplate printer Glasgow
    62 Argyll Street 1835
    Moodie's Court 1837
    M'Donald & Pritty engravers and copperplate and lithographic printers 36 Argyll Arcade 1842-43
    Francis Pritty same address 1844-65
    Francis Pritty & Son same address 1866-76
    44/45 Argyle Arcade 1877-1880
    same address and 29 Buchanan Street 1881-85
    Not in Glas Dir 1840.
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837; Schenck
  • PRITTY, John printer Edinburgh
    42 Thistle Street 1847-57
    59 Broughton Street 1858
    51 Broughton Street 1859-62
    28 Barony Street 1863-75
    Miss Pritty same address 1876
    Edin Dir
  • PROCTER & CHISHOLM bookbinders and stationers Edinburgh
    20 Frederick Street 1826
    Edin Dir
  • PROCTOR, Joseph bookbinder Edinburgh
    9 Brown Street 1830-32
    5 Brown Street 1834-36
    'John' Gray 1835; 1836
    Edin Dir
  • PROPHET, John bookseller Edinburgh
    Parliament Closs 1723
    Burgess and Guild Brother by right of father John Prophet, merchant 20 February 1723. A true and impartial account of the life of Dr. James Sharp was printed for him. Advertisement in The Caledonian Mercury 17 June 1723.
    EdinBurg; NLS Impr Ind
  • PROVEN [PROVAN], The Misses stationers Edinburgh
    11 Greenside Place 1822-23
    7 Bank Street 1824-33
    6 Bank Street 1834-51
    Miss Marion & Sisters.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • PROVAN, Allan apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1760
    Allan Provan apprenticed to Robert Colvill bookbinder Glasgow 1760
    Maxted
  • PROVAN [PROVEN], Christopher paper maker Edinburgh
    Candlemaker Row 1794-1809
    Brown Square 1810
    'Charles' Edin Dir 1807
    Williamson 1794; Edin Dir
  • PROVANE, James bookbinder and merchant Glasgow
    Glasgow 1755-72
    James Provan apprenticed to James Robb bookbinder Glasgow 1755. James Provane merchant Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with James Robb stationer. 1 October 1772. Apprentice: George Brown apprenticed to James Provan bookbinder Glasgow 27 December 1771.
    GlasBurg; Maxted
  • PROVEN [PROVAN], Miss Marion & Sisters stationers Edinburgh
    11 Greenside Place 1822-23
    7 Bank Street 1824-33
    6 Bank Street 1834-51
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • PROVAN, Patrick bookseller Stirling
    Stirling 1734
    Sold copies of Ebenezer Erskine's A king held in the galleries. Edinburgh, 1734.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • PULMAN, William Loosemore paper manufacturer Colinton
    Woodhall Mill Colinton
    Admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 23 April 1850.
    Cadell
  • PUNTON, Thomas apprentice bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1744
    Thomas Punton, son of Archibald Punton, apprenticed to Gavin Hamilton & Co booksellers Edinburgh 1744
    Maxted
  • PURDIE, John London pianoforte and musical warehouse Edinburgh
    Robert Purdie 83 Princes Street 1828-45
    John Purdie London pianoforte and music warehouse 83[A] Princes Street 1846-87
    of Methven Simpson & Co same address 1888-91
    Edin Dir
  • PURDIE, Joseph bookseller and circulating library Edinburgh
    1 St Anthony's Place 1826-27
    and stationer same address 1828-33
    Edin Dir
  • PURDIE, Robert music seller Edinburgh
    teacher of music Jollie's Land Canongate 1804
    musician 3 James Street 1805-07
    tuner same address 1808
    music seller 35 Princes Street 1809-10
    71 Princes Street 1811-14
    70 Princes Street 1815-27
    83 Princes Street 1828-45
    John Purdie London pianoforte and musical warehouse 83A Princes Street 1846-87
    of Methven Simpson & Co same address 1888-91
    'New music, and London-made musical instruments' Edinburgh Evening Courant 13 February 1809. Burgess 29 August 1809.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • PURVES & AITKEN printers Glasgow
    59 Nelson Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • PURVES, George printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1774
    Married Janet daughter to Peter Macnaughton chairman 24 April 1774.
    EdinMarr
  • PURVES, James bookseller Edinburgh
    St Patrick's Square 1792-94
    Mrs Purves, same address 1797-99
    Witness in the trial for treason of James Tytler 1792 (Indictment NLS LC1133(9). "This day is published, and sold by... Mrs Purves... Thoughts on the divine goodness, relative to government of moral agents..." Glasgow Courier 27 April 1799. Elizabeth daughter of James Purvess married Hamilton Dunn mason 4 October 1799.
    Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; EdinMarr
  • PYET, David Blackmore apprentice engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1775
    David Blackmore Pyet apprenticed to Hector Gavin engraver Edinburgh 19 January 1775
    Maxted
  • PYOTT [PYETT], James engraver Edinburgh
    Foot Peebles Wynd 1784-86
    'Pyott', Boyd's Close, Canongate 1799-1800
    Bell's Close, Canongate 1801-02
    James Pyot engraver Edinburgh admitted to Sanctuary for debt at Holyroodhouse 2 March 1785.
    Edin Dir; Cadell
  • PYOT [PYET], John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1750-61
    Married Margaret Leggat daughter of James Leggat merchant 28 January 1750. Burgess in right of wife Margaret, daughter to James Legget residenter 4 March 1761.
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg

    QUEEN'S Printer and Stationer Edinburgh
    King's Warehouse Buildings 1805-10
    King's Printers for Scotland Blair Street 1832-37
    Queen's Printers for Scotland 33 Blair Street 1837-40
    Queen's late Printers for Scotland 33 Blair Street 1841-46
    29 Blair Street 1847-48
    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 1813-32; 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 1797.
    Edin Dir
  • QUIGLEY, James newspaper office Edinburgh
    reporter on The Scotsman 18 Gardner's Crescent 1847-49
    23 Archibald Place 1850-52
    Mrs James Quigley no trade 32 Dundas Street 1853-71
    Edin Dir
  • QUINTENE, William bookbinder Dublin
    Dublin 1576
    A Scottish bookbinder, he was granted letters of denization 4 June 1576.
    D. B. Quinn. 'Government Printing and the Publication of the Irish Statutes in the Sixteenth Century'. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy xlix, section C, 45-128. (1943-44). 12th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records of Ireland, fiant no. 2387.

    RABAN, Edward printer Edinburgh, St Andrews and Aberdeen
    At the Cowgate Port, at the signe of the ABC, Edinburgh 1620
    At the signe of the ABC, In the South-street of the Citie, St Andrews 1620
    Dwelling in the Kirke Wynde, St Andrews 1622
    Dwelling upon the Market-place, at the Townes Armes, Aberdeen 1622-49
    Shop at the end of the Broad-gate 1643-49.
    An Englishman but of German descent. He had an uncle Peter Raban who was a clergyman in Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. Served in the Dutch wars, worked for a master printer in Leyden, and travelled in Germany before settling in Scotland. Printer to the University of St Andrews. The first printer in Aberdeen, he was appointed Printer to the Town and University in 1622. His first wife, Jeanett Johnstoun died in January 1627. Previous to April 1637 he married Janet Ealhous or Ailhous. He was absent abroad at the end of 1637 and the beginning of 1638. On Christmas Eve 1639, Raban and his wife and another couple were put in ward for a broil in which they were concerned. They were found guilty at a court on the last day of the year and fined. He was succeeded in his business by James Brown in 1650 and died in November or December 1658. Buried 6 December 1658. Funeral of Janet Ailhous servant to Alex. Toasch 3 February 1679, this may have been Raban's widow. He used the arms of Aberdeen as a device from 1622.
    Another printer, also called Edward Raban, worked in orange and Nimes from the 1650s to 1681. This could perhaps have been Raban's son Edward, or another relative.
    Aberdeen Printers; J.P. Edmond. Last notes on Aberdeen Printers. Aberdeen: privately printed, 1888. Aldis 1904; STC; DNB
  • RABBENS, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1648
    Married Mause Whyte 9 November 1648.
    EdinMarr
  • RAE, Alexander bookseller Aberdeen
    73 Barron Street, Woodside 1838-45
    Beavan



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