Robertson, William - Sanders & Rintoul

  • ROBERTSON, William bookseller Edinburgh
    47 Broughton Street 1846
    Edin Dir
  • ROBERTSON, William bookseller and circulating library Lanark
    Castlegate-street 1820
    and printer Castlegate 1825
    and stamp office High Street 1837
    'Middling good; Very untidy in his business' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bell
  • ROBIE, James paper maker Airthrey
    Mills of Airthrey Stirlingshire 1794
    Determines to spell his name without the Mac. Glasgow Courier 4 November 1794. He seems to have changed his mind. See under MacRobie.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ROBINSON, Henry bookseller Glasgow
    11 Brunswick Place 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • ROBINSON [ROBERTSON?], John engraver Edinburgh
    6 Brighton Street 1833-35
    This would seem to be the John Robertson who appeared at this address in the Post Office Directory for 1834; also appears as Robertson Gray 1834-35.
    Gray 1833
  • ROBINSON, W. & H. publishers, bookbinders, stationers and general newspaper agents Edinburgh
    11 Greenside Street 1841-50
    H. Robinson same address 1851-92
    111 and 115 Leith Street 1893-20th Century
    Printed advertisement Edin Dir 1846-50.
    Edin Dir
  • ROBSON, George bookseller Huntly
    Huntly 1778-83
    Andrew Cant's Sermon at a general meeting in the Greyfriars Church of Edinburgh 1638 was printed for him in Aberdeen in 1778 and he sold copies of A collection of letters on patronage. Edinburgh, 1783.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ROCH, Patrick bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1791
    Married Margaret daughter of deceast James Monilaws millwright at Liberton 27 October 1791.
    EdinMarr
  • ROCH, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1791
    Married Rachel daughter of deceased John Smith tailor in Leith 9 October 1791.
    EdinMarr
  • RODGER, Alexander newspaper editor Glasgow
    on staff of The Spirit of the Union Glasgow 1819
    reader and local reporter of The Glasgow Chronicle Glasgow 1831-32
    on staff of Reformers Gazette Glasgow 1833?-1846
    Son of a farmer, he was born at Mid Clader Midlothian 16 July 1784. Apprenticed first to a silversmith and then to a handloom weaver, in 1819 he gave up his trade to work on a Glasgow weekly newspaper. Its seditious tone led to its being put down. Rodger had various other forms of employment before his employment by The Reformers Gazette, for which he wrote for the rest of his life. Best known for his songs, poems and humorous pieces.
    DNB
  • RODGERS [RODGER], Alexander bookseller, stationer, engraver and lithographic printer Montrose
    47 High Street 1846
    A. & J. Rodgers printer same address 1852
    Alexander Rodgers bookseller same address 1852
    Alexander Rodgers 62 High Street 1860-66
    Advertisement. Engraving and Lithographic Printing Angus 1846. House Bridge Street.
    Angus 1846; Slater 1852; Schenck
  • RODGER, Hugh bookseller Kirkoswald
    Kirkoswald 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • RODGER, James tailor and printer? Dundee
    2 High Street Pigot 1837
    Rankine's Court 6 Murraygate 1846-52
    4 Church Lane 1856-61
    The imprint of the True and correct Narrative of the dreadful burning of the Steam-ship Amazon claims that it was printed in Dundee by James Rodger. I have not been able to trace a printer called James Rodger, but he may have been the tailor of the same name.
    Chapbook Printers
  • RODGER, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    Clerk's Land, Bristo Street 1806-10
    Edin Dir
  • ROGERS, William stationer and bookbinder Edinburgh
    12 Wellington Place 1835
    4 South Melville Place 1837-43
    15 Charlotte Place 1844-70
    35 Queensferry Street 1871-80
    Gray 1835; 1837; Pigot 1837; Edin Dir
  • RODGERS, William bookseller Stonehaven
    Market Square 1852
    Slater 1852
  • ROLLAND, William printer Edinburgh
    At the sign of the printing-Press in the North West corner of the Parliament Close 1720
    Same address and Carrubber's Close 1721
    Edinburgh 1721-25
    Publisher of The Caledonian Mercury. "Last Saturday morning died Mr. William Rolland publisher of the Caledonian Mercury." The Eccho Wednesday 26 March 1729.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ROLLO, John junior printer Edinburgh
    Broughton 1796
    Edin Dir
  • ROLLO, William bookseller Edinburgh
    20 Lothian Street 1822-23
    Lyre Printing Office same address 1824-25
    Supplement Edin Dir 1822.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • ROMANES, Alexander bookbinder Edinburgh
    of Orrock and Romanes 94 South Bridge 1830-36
    35 South Bridge 1837-41
    and stationers same address 1842-50
    Mrs Romanes of Orrock and Romanes 82 South Bridge 1851
    13 Union Place 1852-53
    6 Union Place 1854-55
    Edin Dir
  • ROME, Thomas Laidlaw bookseller and newsagent, librarian and newspaper proprietor Langholm
    High Street 1852
    Librarian of the Gentleman's Subscription Library and proprietor and publisher of The Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser
    Slater 1852
  • RONALD, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1791
    Married Janet daughter of James Cruickshank blacksmith in Perth 27 June 1791.
    EdinMarr
  • ROONEY, John bookseller Glasgow
    74 London Road 1847
    Mrs John Rooney same address 1849
    Glas Dir
  • RORISON, David paper maker Paisley
    1 Smith Hills 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • ROSE copper-plate printer Edinburgh
    Bell's Wynd 1796-1802
    Edin Dir
  • ROSE, Charles printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1797
    Married Isobell daughter of John Grant farmer at Craigrory Banffshire 3 October 1797.
    EdinMarr
  • ROSE, James copperplate printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1794
    Daughter Margaret married Henry Rose wright 15 September 1794.
    EdinMarr
  • ROSE, John copperplate printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1796
    Married Ann daughter of deceast Angus M'Gregor farmer in Caithness 28 January 1796.
    EdinMarr
  • ROSS & BLACKWOOD booksellers Edinburgh
    29 Parliament Close 1800-03
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS & ROBERTSON lithographers Edinburgh
    333 High Street 1842
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS & WILLOX [WILLAX] [John] booksellers Edinburgh
    5 North College Street 1826-28
    John Willox bookseller and librarian same address 1829-30
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS & Co publishers Edinburgh
    59 South Bridge 1839
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS, Monsieur bookseller Glasgow
    Audessus della Halle Neuve sur la Bourse 1763
    To sell his own Les veritables caracteres de la raison. Glasgow, 1763. A false imprint?
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ROSS, Alexander youngest merchant Aberdeen
    Narrow Wynd 1794
    Aberdeen 1796
    Sold copies of Andrew Duncanson's Divine agency necessary to the propagation of Christianity. Glasgow 1796.
    Beavan; NLS Impr Ind
  • ROSS, Alexander flying stationer Aberdeen
    stance in Castle Street 1810-20
    Beavan
  • ROSS, Alexander bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1701
    Married Margaret Campbell, daughter of the late Thomas Campbell merchant Burgess 19 December 1701.
    EdinMarr
  • ROSS, Alexander bookseller Edinburgh
    30 Horse Wynd 1825
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • ROSS, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    of Neill & Co 1844
    7 Richmond Place 1845-46
    91 Rose Street 1847-57
    188 High Street 1858-60
    'painter' Edin Dir 1845.
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS, Alexander printer Glasgow
    Glasgow 1764
    James Durham's A learned commentary on Revelations was printed for him. Glasgow, 1764.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ROSS, Alexander travelling bookseller [Paisley?]
    [Paisley?] 1789
    John Bisset's An alarm to careless sinners was printed for him at Paisley in 1789.
    Crawford
  • ROSS, Andro bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1509
    One of the merchandis mentioned in Chepman's complaint to the Privy Council as importing service books of Sarum use 14 January 1509.
    Aldis 1904
  • ROSS, Arthur bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1718-62
    Son to James Ross, Minister at Monymaill, apprenticed to George Stewart bookbinder 7 May 1718. Burgess as apprentice to George Stewart bookseller 14 April 1762.
    EdinPren; EdinBurg
  • ROSS, Daniel bookbinder Edinburgh
    11 Davie Street 1835
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS, G. bookseller Edinburgh
    Liberty Court 1794
    Printed Husks for swine. Dedicated to the swine of England, the rabble of Scotland, and the wretches of Ireland, 1794. Probably a false imprint.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ROSS, George newspaper office Edinburgh
    clerk in the Edinburgh Gazeteer office 1792
    Witness in the trials for sedition of William Skirving, Maurice Margarot, Charles Sinclair Joseph Gerald, and Alexander Scott 1792. Indictments NLS LC 1133(11,12,13,14,15)
  • ROSS, George printer Edinburgh
    G. & J. Ross Horse Wynd Denovan's 1804
    J. Ross 5 Horse Wynd 1805
    George Ross same address 1806-11
    14 Horse Wynd 1812-17
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS, George & James printers Edinburgh
    Horse Wynd Denovan's 1804
    J. Ross 5 Horse Wynd 1805
    George Ross same address 1806-11
    14 Horse Wynd 1811-17
    Published a series of children's books under the title Ross's Juvenile Library, some in conjunction with James Lumsden of Glasgow
    Edin Dir; Chapbook Printers
  • ROSS, Hugh G. lithographer and printer Glasgow
    126 Queen Street 1849
    255 George Street 1850-51
    62 Queen Street 1852-53
    118 Union Street 1854
    Hugh G. Ross & Co same address 1855-56
    30 Montrose Street 1857-58
    Hugh G. Ross 43 Holmhead Street 1866-69
    94 North Frederick Street 1870
    53 Holmhead Street 1871-87
    No entries Glas Dir 1859-65.
    Glas Dir; Schenck
  • ROSS, J. bookseller Edinburgh
    49 St Mary's Wynd 1814-15
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS, James bookseller Blairgowrie
    Perth Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • ROSS, James printer Edinburgh
    J. Ross and A. Davidson Edinburgh 1722
    J. Ross Edinburgh 1723
    Fishmarket 1724-27
    First turnpike within the head of the Fishmarket 1727
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ROSS, James printer Edinburgh
    5 Horse Wynd 1805
    West Bow 1806
    The James of G. & J. Ross
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS, James general shop and bookseller Invergordon
    Main Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • ROSS, James bookseller Tain
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • ROSS, John news room Aberdeen
    Netherkirkgate 1795
    Beavan
  • ROSS, John bookbinder Airdrie
    Stirling Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • ROSS, John printer and bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1574-1580
    Printed for Henry Charteris, by whom he was succeeded. His wife was Margaret Rowane and they had a son John. Will registered 16 February 1581. Inventory printed in Bann.Misc.ii and DE.329. (DE.327; EBS.i.15,17.)
    Aldis 1904; STC
  • ROSS, John bookseller Edinburgh
    in Parliament Closs 1749-52
    Burgess and Guild Brother 12 July 1749.
    EdinBurg; Carnie II; NLS Impr Ind
  • ROSS, Robert music seller Edinburgh
    Back of the Fountain Well 1774-77
    Carrubers Close 1778
    Back of the Fountainwell 1780-82
    musician same address 1784
    music seller Carrubers Close 1786-97
    Within the Head of Carrubers Close 1799-1804
    Burgess 26 October 1786.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg
  • ROSS, Robert bookseller and auctioneer Edinburgh
    Parliament Close 1790
    Lawnmarket 1795-1800
    Ross's Sale-Room in the High Street 1800
    Robert Ross and William Blackwood bookseller 29 Parliament Close 1800-03
    40 Nicolson Street East Side 1804
    63 South Bridge Street 1805-09
    3 Drummond Street, North Side 1810-11
    15 Buccleuch Street 1812-25
    late bookseller 22 Patrick Street [Square] 1826-29
    Married Euphemia daughter of Peter Ramage grocer 3 March 1791.Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 27 April 1793. Burgess in right of father Thomas Ross printer 19 May 1796. Also auctioneer, advertisement in Edinburgh Evening Courant 12 January 1809.
    Mrs Oliphant. Annals of a publishing house pp.16-17; F. D. Tredrey. The house of Blackwood. 1954 pp.8-9. EdinMarr; NLS Impr Ind; EdinBurg; Edin Dir; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • ROSS, Robert stationer Edinburgh
    West End of the Luckenbooths 1793-97
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS, Thomas bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1761-63
    Son of late Robert Ross, indweller, apprenticed to William Gray bookbinder for 9 years 8 April 1761. Married Isobel daughter to George Pratt skinner 15 May 1763.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr
  • ROSS, Thomas bookseller Edinburgh
    Above Magdalen's Chapel 1774
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1796
    T. Ross and Sons Edinburgh 1798
    Bell's Wynd 1799-1801
    Burgess in right of wife Isobel, daughter of George Pratt late skinner 19 May 1796.
    EdinBurg; NLS Impr Ind
  • ROSS, Thomas bookseller Edinburgh
    broker 27 St Mary's Wynd 1811-12
    bookseller same address 1813-22
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1745-46
    Journeyman printer married Elizabeth Newtone gardener in South Leith 8 September 1745. Married Isobel M'Leish daughter of David M'Leish wright in Inverkeithing 21 December 1746.
    EdinMarr
  • ROSS, William stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1771
    Daughter Margaret married William Bannerman running stationer 14 July 1771.
    EdinMarr
  • ROSS, William apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1790
    Son of Daniel Ross, porter, apprenticed to Mark and Charles Kerr, H.M. Printers for Scotland for 7 years 2 December 1790
    EdinPren
  • ROSS, William newspaper office Edinburgh
    clerk in the Edinburgh Gazeteer office 1792
    Witness in the trials for sedition of William Skirving, Maurice Margarot, Charles Sinclair Joseph Gerald, and Alexander Scott 1792. Indictments NLS LC 1133(11,12,13,14,15)
  • ROSS, William newspaper office Edinburgh
    of the Gazette Office 3 Bristo Place 1848-49
    2 West Lauriston Place 1850-52
    2 Parkside Street 1854-70
    Names too late for insertion in their proper places Edin Dir 1848. Not in Edin Dir 1853.
    Edin Dir
  • ROSS, William seal engraver and jeweller Glasgow
    78 Buchanan Street 1840
    Glas Dir
  • ROSS-SHIRE ADVERTISER newspaper office Dingwall
    Dingwall 1842-49
    Cowan
  • ROTCHE, James bookseller Edinburgh
    West Bow 1782
    Edin Dir
  • ROTHESAY MECHANICS LIBRARY library Rothesay
    Montague Street 1834-36
    Instituted 1833. Adam Dick librarian 1834-36
    Fowler 1834; 1836
  • ROTHESAY SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY subscription library Rothesay
    Bishop Street 1834-36
    Instituted 1792. Rev Daniel M'Beth librarian 1834; Miss M'Beth 1836.
    Fowler 1834; 1836
  • ROUGHEAD, James newspaper office Edinburgh
    of Courant Office, 26 Gilmore Place 1828-33
    23 Gilmour Place 1834-37
    1 Upper Gilmour Place 1838-45
    James Rough same address 1846
    James Roughead same address 1847-50
    no trade same address 1851-52
    Edin Dir
  • ROUSE, Peter De la printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1633
    married Marion Fairholme 21 July 1633.
    EdinMarr
  • ROWAND, John merchant Glasgow
    Glasgow 1731
    Sold copies of John Flavel's Whole works. Edinburgh, 1731.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • ROWAN, William bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    39 Cowcaddens Street 1847-49
    Glas Dir
  • ROXBURGH, Alexander apprentice stationer Kilmarnock
    Kilmarnock 1713
    Alexander Roxburgh, son of Michael Roxburgh of Galstoun, apprenticed to Mathew Duncan stationer Kilmarnock 1713
    Maxted
  • ROY and BLAKE London pianoforte and music warehouse Edinburgh
    P. W. Roy 3 Waterloo Place 1821-23
    Roy and Black same address 1824
    Roy and Blake same address 1825-26
    Paterson & Roy 27 George Street 1827-50
    Paterson & Sons same address 1851-20th Century
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • ROY, Peter Wilson pianoforte and music warehouse Edinburgh
    3 Waterloo Place 1821-23
    Roy and Black same address 1824
    Roy and Blake same address 1825-26
    Paterson & Roy 27 George Street 1827-50
    Paterson & Sons same address 1851-20th Century
    Christian names Edin Dir 1844.
    Edin Dir
  • ROY, William bookseller Edinburgh
    Parliament Close 1793
    'Names omitted' Edin Dir 1793
    Edin Dir
  • RUDDIMAN, Thomas Librarian of the Advocates' Library, bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    Son of James Ruddiman and Margaret Simpson, Thomas Ruddiman was born on the farm of Raggel in Boyndie in Banffshire in October 1674. Entered King's College Aberdeen in 1690 and took his M.A. in 1694. He was first a tutor in a private family, then schoolmaster at Laurencekirk. Ruddiman went to Edinburgh in 1700, and was engaged on copying papers. In 1701, he married Barabara Scollay and on 2 May 1702 became assistant librarian at the Advocates' Library. In addition to this post, he took pupils into his family for coaching. In 1706, he began his connection with the booksellers, correcting for the press. In 1707 he began auctioneering, and produced an edition of Volusenus. Animi Tranquilitate Dialogus, and a paraphrase of Arthur Johnston's Latin version of the Arthur Johnston in 1709. In 1710 he edited Gawin Douglas's translation of The Aeneid. At the end of 1710, he lost his wife, leaving him with a son, Archibald, and a daughter Elizabeth. In 1711, he edited an edition of the works of Drummond of Hawthornden. In 1711, Ruddiman married again, Janet Horseburgh. They had a son, Thomas, born 4 January 1714. In 1714, Ruddiman published his most important work, The Rudiments of the Latin Tongue. In 1715 his edition of the works of George Buchanan appeared in two volumes. In 1725 appeared his Grammaticae Latinae Institutiones. The second part on syntax appeared in 1731. In 1727, his second wife died. On 21 February 1728 he and James Davidson were made printers to the University of Edinburgh. In March 1729, he obtained ownership of The Caledonian Mercury, which had begun in 1720, and had been printed at his shop since 17 January 1724. It remained in the firm until May 1772, when it was sold by the trustees for Ruddiman's grand-children, together with the printing house and printing materials,to John Robertson. On 29 September 1729, he married his third wife, Anne daughter of Thomas Smith, a merchant in Edinburgh. On 6 January 1730, Thomas Ruddiman was appointed Library-keeper. On 13 August 1739 Ruddiman resigned half of his printing business to his son Thomas, by his second wife,who was 25, but allowed his name to continue in the style of the firm. When the active manager, James Grant, joined the rebellion in November 1745, this son took over the management of The Caledonian Mercury. In December 1746, he copied a paragraph from an English newspaper in to the Mercury and was imprisoned by the authorities for it. He was discharged six months later, but had corrected a disease in the Tollbooth, and died on 9 September 1747. On 16 May 1728, Thomas and his brother Walter entered into a contract of co-partnery to carry on the printing business. In October 1751, Ruddiman was almost blind, and on 7 January 1752 gave in his resignation to the Faculty of Advocates. Thomas Ruddiman died at Edinburgh 19 January 1757, at the age of 82.
    The Life of Thomas Ruddiman. London, 1794; DNB
  • RUDDIMAN, Thomas and John printers Edinburgh
    Weekly Mercury, Forrester's Wynd 1782
    Thomas Ruddiman, Printer and Publisher of the Weekly Magazine, same address 1784
    Forrester's Wynd 1786
    Thomas and John Ruddiman same address, stationery warehouse South Bridge Street 1788
    Thomas Ruddiman Forrester's Wynd 1790-97
    St Bernard's Street 1799
    Canal Street 1800-1801
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir
  • RUDDIMAN, Thomas and Walter printers Edinburgh
    Thomas and Walter Ruddiman Parliament Close 1729-40
    Thomas, Walter and Thomas (II) Ruddiman same address 1742-44
    Walter and Thomas (II) Ruddiman same address 1745-47
    Thomas (I) and Walter Ruddiman same address 1747-57
    W. Ruddiman, J. Richardson and Company Edinburgh 1759-67
    NLS Ch.2065 is the contract of co-partnery in the printing-press of Thomas and Walter Ruddiman in 1748.
    NLS Impr Ind; Maxted
  • RUDDIMAN, Thomas, Walter and Thomas printers Edinburgh
    Thomas and Walter Ruddiman Parliament Close 1729-40
    Thomas, Walter and Thomas (II) Ruddiman same address 1742-44
    NLS Impr Ind
  • RUDDIMAN, Thomas (I) printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1717-23
    At his shop near the Cross 1724
    Printing Office Morocco's Close, 4th storey of the turnpike near the foot thereof, opposite to the head of Libertoun's Wynd in the Lawnmarket 1724-25
    Edinburgh 1725-28
    Thomas and Walter Ruddiman Parliament Close 1729-40
    Thomas, Walter and Thomas (II) Ruddiman same address 1742-44
    Walter and Thomas (II) Ruddiman same address 1745-47
    Thomas (I) and Walter Ruddiman same address 1747-57
    W. Ruddiman, J. Richardson and Company Edinburgh 1759-67
    Thomas (I) 1654-1757 'Keeper of the Advocates' Library' Burgess and Guild Brother by right of wife Anna, daughter to Thomas Smith, merchant 8 November 1732. Died 19 January 1757.Caledonian Mercury 27 January 1757; Scot Magazine 1757; Walter (I) 1687-1770, retired 1768; died 23 August 1770, aged eighty-two years. In The Scots Magazine for 1770, there is a copy of verses in memory of Walter Ruddiman by W.O. [Walter Oswald] who had been his apprentice and journeyman. Thomas (II) 1714-47. Died 9 September 1747. Partners in paper mill at Springfield, Polton, and Redhall, Colinton, Walter and Thomas Ruddiman, Robert Fleming, John Aitken and John Hutton about 1742. Apprentices: Ebenezer Erskine 4 June 1740 [4 April 1741 Maxted]; Robert Weir 7 November 1744; William Oswald 28 January 1747; George Scott 21 November 1750; John Richardson 16 May 1753 [11 May 1753 Maxted], Burgess 10 September 1766; John Bell 5 April 1781, Burgess same day; Alexander Murray, Burgess and Guild Brother dispensing with omission to book his indentures, as apprentice to Mr Walter Ruddiman printer by Act of Council 15 November 1738; Alexander Murray, Burgess and Guild Brother as apprentice to Mr Thomas Ruddiman 11 April 1739; William McWilliam, Burgess as apprentice to Thomas Ruddiman late printer 1 April 1808,
    George Chalmers The life of Thomas Ruddiman. London, 1794; Douglas Duncan. Thomas Ruddiman: a study in Scottish scholarship of the early eighteenth century. Edinburgh, 1965. EdinPren; Maxted; EdinBurg; NLS Impr; Timperley 675; 698-700; 722
  • RUDDIMAN, Thomas (II) 1714-47 See RUDDIMAN, Thomas (I)
    Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father Mr Thomas Ruddiman, printer 28 November 1744. Died 9 September 1747. Timperley p.675
    EdinBurg; NLS Impr Ind
  • RUDDIMAN, Thomas (III) see RUDDIMAN, Walter junior
    NLS Impr Ind
  • RUDDIMAN, Walter printer Edinburgh
    Thomas Ruddiman's brother Walter, who had been born in 1687, had come to Edinburgh in 1706, and at the age of 19 began work under Robert Freebairn was in 1715 admitted a partner in the materials, but not in the house, though an equal sharer in the profit or loss. He married Janet Duncanson. Walter Ruddiman died 23 August 1770, aged 83.
    George Chalmers, The Life of Thomas Ruddiman. London, 1794.
  • RUDDIMAN, Walter and Thomas printers Edinburgh
    Walter and Thomas (II) Ruddiman same address 1745-47
    Thomas (I) and Walter Ruddiman same address 1747-57
    W. Ruddiman, J. Richardson and Company Edinburgh 1759-67
    NLS Impr Ind
  • RUDDIMAN, Walter and Thomas printers Edinburgh
    Walter Ruddiman and Son same address 1773
    Walter (II) and Thomas (III) Ruddiman same address 1773-82
    Thomas (III) and John Ruddiman pub. of Weekly Mercury same address 1782
    NLS Impr Ind
  • RUDDIMAN, Walter (I) 1687-1770 See RUDDIMAN, Thomas (I)
    Burgess and Guild Brother 7 February 1733.
    EdinBurg; NLS Impr Ind
  • RUDDIMAN, Walter junior printer Edinburgh
    Walter Ruddiman junior and Company Edinburgh 1753-57
    Walter Ruddiman, William Auld and Company Morocco's Close, Lawnmarket 1761-65
    Walter Ruddiman junior same address 1763
    Forrester's Wynd, Lawnmarket 1765-67
    Walter Ruddiman and Company same address 1768-72
    Walter Ruddiman same address 1772
    Walter Ruddiman and Son same address 1773
    Walter (II) and Thomas (III) Ruddiman same address 1773-82
    Thomas (III) and John Ruddiman pub. of Weekly Mercury same address 1782
    T. Ruddiman and Company same address 1785
    T. and J. Ruddiman South Bridge 1788
    Thomas Ruddiman Forrester's Wynd 1792-97
    St. Bernard Street 1799
    Canal Street 1800-1
    Walter (II) 1719-81; Thomas (III) 1755-1825; John died 1816. Walter Ruddiman Burgess 11 September 1754. Thomas Ruddiman married Miss Jane daughter of deceased Mr James Steas [Stear] attorney in London 29 April 1787. "Creditors of Thomas Ruddiman, printer in Edinburgh, to meet in John's Coffeehouse there, 30th October, at 1 o'clock, to decide upon an offer of a composition." Glasgow Courier 16 October 1798. Sequestration in SRO 1798.
    EdinBurg; EdinMarr; NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Caledonian Mercury 4 March 1761; 5 September 1763; George Harvey Johnston The Ruddimans in Scotland: their history and works. Edinburgh, 1901; SRO CS231/R/1/14.
  • RULE, Andrew circulating library Edinburgh
    10 Wellington Street 1825
    Probably Henry Rule.
    Pigot 1825
  • RULE, Henry circulating library Edinburgh
    Lothian Road 1820-22
    10 Wellington Street 1823-25
    and bookseller same address 1826-30
    Edin Dir
  • RULE, Robert bookseller Lockerbie
    Little High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • RUSSELL & FINGLAND stationers Thornhill
    South Drumlanrig Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • RUSSELL, KERR & Co papermakers Currie
    Kenleith Mill 1832-33
    Russell & Co same address 1834
    M'Murray & Russell same address 1835-40
    Kenleith Mill (Mill No 53) was in the hands of Roberts & Crawford in 1825, of James Brown & Co papermakers in 1841, and of Henry Bruce in 1852.
    Edin Dir
  • RUSSEL & M'ARTHUR paper warehouse Glasgow
    James Russell & Co 75 Bell Street 1809
    Russell & M'Arthur same address 1818-25
    Dalsholm Paper Mill Warehouse, 22 Bell Street 1828
    Russell & M'Arthur, Dalsholm Mill, near Glasgow in list of papermills 1825. In 1832 it was owned by James M'Arthur alone [q.v.]
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; Thomson Edinburgh, 1974.
  • RUSSEL [sic] Agnes bookseller Thurso
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • RUSSEL, Alexander book agent and bookseller Aberdeen
    7 Nether Kirkgate 1824-32
    Beavan; Pigot 1825
  • RUSSELL [RUSSEL], Alexander newspaper office Edinburgh
    of the Scotsman Office 21 Gardner's Crescent 1846
    43 Montagu Street 1847
    4 Duncan Street 1848-51
    2 Ramsay Gardens 1852-68
    9 Chester Street 1869-76
    Son of John Russel, a solicitor practising in Edinburgh and Mary Somerville, Alexander Russel was born in Edinburgh 10 December 1814. He was apprenticed as a printer to William Tait of Tait's Magazine in Edinburgh. He became editor of The Berwick Advertiser in 1839. In 1842 he moved to Cupar as editor of The Fife Herald, and remained there until the end of 1844. He then took charge of a Liberal paper that had been started at Kilmarnock. He had been there only a few months when he was offered the assistant editorship of The Scotsman. In March 1845 therefore he returned to Edinburgh. In fact from the end of 1845, Mr Charles Maclaren, the editor of The Scotsman ceased to act as editor, though he did not formally give up the post until January 1849. He was a keen angler. He was twice married, to a Miss M'William and afterwards to Mrs Evans, who survived him. He had two sons. He died 18 July 1876.
    Edin Dir; Alexander Russel. Edinburgh, 1876; DNB
  • RUSSELL, Alexander printer & newspaper publisher Elgin
    Elgin Courant Office High Street 1837
    37 High Street 1852
    Printer & publisher of The Elgin Courant
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • RUSSELL, David printer and stereotype founder Glasgow
    75 Argyll Street 1844-49
    Glas Dir
  • RUSSELL, George bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1655-70
    In Duiris Close 1671
    Married Chrystine Moore 22 May 1655. Children buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 4 March 1661; 14 October 1667; his daughter Margaret 12 April 1674. Burgess by right of umquhile father James Russell marikenmaker 24 November 1669. George Russell bookbinder buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 14 July 1671.
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg; GreyBuri
  • RUSSELL, George printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1666
    His child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 26 September 1666.
    GreyBuri
  • RUSSELL, Gideon paper maker Dalry
    Michael Keysar and Mungo Russall Dalry Paper Mill 1590-1591
    Michael Keysar, John Seillar and Gideon Russall Dalry Paper Mill 1591-1605
    James VI granted a privilege for making paper in Scotland in February 1590 to Peter Graet Haere, and a grant of a monopoly under the Privy Seal to Pietter Gryther and Michael Kysar almanis on 5 December 1590. Michael Keysar in partnership with Mungo Russell opened a mill at Dalry very shortly afterwards. On Mungo Russall's death in 1591, the inventory of his will shows him owed a large sum for printing paper by Robert Waldegrave, the King's Printer. In May 1594 Gideon Russall made a grant of the Dalry Paper Mill for eleven years to Keysar and Seillar who are described as almanis, on condition that they do not set up any other paper mill in Scotland during that time. Waterston illustrates a watermark of the royal sign manual IR6 with a crown from a Privy Council Paper of 15 December 1589, and another with IR and AR monograms and a crowned thistle from another of 25 January 1593.
    Waterston 1; Waterston 2; Thomson
  • RUSSEL, James bookseller Glasgow
    Glasgow 1795
    N. Blakie's Lazarus redivivus was printed for him in Glasgow 1795.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • RUSSELL, James engraver Glasgow
    43 Prince's Street 1809
    Glas Dir
  • RUSSELL, James & Co paper warehouse Glasgow
    James Russell & Co 75 Bell Street 1809
    Russell & M'Arthur same address 1815-20
    Dalsholm Paper Mill Warehouse, 22 Bell Street 1828
    Russell & M'Arthur, Dalsholm Mill, near Glasgow in list of papermills 1825. In 1832 it was owned by James M'Arthur alone [q.v.]
    Glas Dir; Thomson
  • RUSSELL, John bookbinder Cupar in Fife
    Lady Wynd 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • RUSSELL, John bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    1 Forrest Road 1845
    Edin Dir
  • RUSSELL, Mungo and Gideon paper makers Dalry
    Michael Keysar and Mungo Russall Dalry Paper Mill 1590-1591
    Michael Keysar, John Seillar and Gideon Russall Dalry Paper Mill 1591-1605
    James VI granted a privilege for making paper in Scotland in February 1590 to Peter Graet Haere, and a grant of a monopoly under the Privy Seal to Pietter Gryther and Michael Kysar almanis on 5 December 1590. Michael Keysar in partnership with Mungo Russell opened a mill at Dalry very shortly afterwards. On Mungo Russall's death in 1591, the inventory of his will shows him owed a large sum for printing paper by Robert Waldegrave, the King's Printer. In May 1594 Gideon Russall made a grant of the Dalry Paper Mill for eleven years to Keysar and Seillar who are described as almanis, on condition that they do not set up any other paper mill in Scotland during that time. Waterston illustrates a watermark of the royal sign manual IR6 with a crown from a Privy Council Paper of 15 December 1589, and another with IR and AR monograms and a crowned thistle from another of 25 January 1593.
    Waterston 1; Waterston 2; Thomson
  • RUSSELL, Robert newspaper office Edinburgh
    Mercury Office 20 Gayfield Square 1839-40
    Edin Dir
  • RUSSELL [RUSSEL], William bookseller, newsagent and circulating library Aberdeen
    19 Broad Street 1831
    William & John Russel same address 1832
    William Russel same address 1833-37
    Aberdeen 1838-80
    A former employee of William Robertson, he bought his business when Robertson went bankrupt in 1831.
    Beavan; Pigot 1837
  • RUSSELL, William journeyman bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1756-65
    Son of Alexander Russell, farmer, and Christian Ballantyne, he was born at the farm of Windydoors in Selkirkshire in 1741. In 1756 he was apprenticed to a bookseller and printer in Edinburgh. In 1756 he met Lord Elibank, and went to London in 1767. For a time he was corrector of the press for Strahan, but soon lived entirely on his earnings as a freelance writer. His best-known work is his History of America. He died at Langholm, Dumfriesshire on 25 December 1793.
    DNB
  • RUSSELL, William bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1762
    The select poems of Akenside, Gray, Mason etc. were printed for him in Edinburgh in 1762. Bushnell; NLS Impr Ind
  • RUSSELL, William lithographer engraver and printer Glasgow
    46 Gordon Street 1847
    Glas Dir
  • RUTHERFORD, Adam printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1779
    Married Mary daughter of Thomas Duncan Prestonhall Mill 19 May 1779.
    EdinMarr
  • RUTHERFORD, Andrew printer Melrose
    East End 1852
    Slater 1852
  • RUTHERFORD, Archibald bookseller, stationer and bookbinder Kelso
    Bridge-street 1820
    John Rutherford same address 1825
    'Doubtful; Too much of a Florist & get the name of taking a Drop' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78. Archibald Rutherford died November 1826, aged 49 and is buried in Kelso Abbey.
    Pigot 1820; Bell
  • RUTHERFORD, James paper warehouse Greenock
    4 Custom House Place 1834-36
    Clerk to Walkinshaw & Co. This is the address of their paper warehouse.
    Fowler 1834; 1836
  • RUTHERFORD [RUTHERFURD], John bookseller and circulating library Kelso
    Archibald Rutherford Bridge Street 1820
    John Rutherford same address 1825
    Market Place 1837-42
    John and James H. Rutherford booksellers, printers and publishers same address 1852
    John Rutherford, eldest son of Archibald Rutherford died December 1855, age 46, and is buried in Kelso Abbey. He published a numbered series of religious tracts, each of which went through a number of large editions 1840-42.
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Slater 1852
  • RUTHERFORD, Patrick apprentice stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1676
    Son to Andrew Rutherford, of Bidheugh, apprenticed to Geideon Sheils [a misreading for Schaw] stationer 16 February 1676.
    EdinPren
  • RUTHERFORD, Thomas printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1699
    Poor. Buried in Greyfriars Churchyard by warrant 26 March 1699.
    GreyBuri
  • RUTHERFORD, Thomas bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    379 High Street 1833-34
    41 Hanover Street 1835
    Edin Dir
  • RUTHERFORD, Thomas bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    379 High Street 1833-34
    stationer 41 Hanover Street 1835
    Edin Dir
  • RUTHERGLEN, Andrew & Co bookseller Glasgow
    84 Trongate 1835-37
    Andrew Rutherglen bookseller and agent of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge same address 1840
    bookseller and stationer 119 Buchanan Street 1844
    and news-agent same address 1847
    and account book manufacturer and poor law stationer 25 Queen Street 1849
    Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Euphemia daughter to William Robertson wright 23 November 1838. '& Co' in trade index Glas Dir 1840.
    Glas Dir; GlasBurg; Pigot 1837
  • RUTHVEN, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Merchant's Court 1824-27
    Boswel's Court 1828
    Of Ruthven & Son.
    Edin Dir
  • RUTHVEN, James printer and grocer Edinburgh
    Two Penny Custon 1775-76
    printer Portsburgh 1777
    Fishmarket Close 1778
    Old Assembly Close 1780
    Mrs James Ruthven grocer A little without the West Port 1784-86
    James Ruthven Fishmarket Close 1788-90
    Charles Stewart, James Ruthven and Company Edinburgh 1790-93
    Head of Forrester's Wynd 1793
    James Ruthven and Sons Merchant Court Cowgate 1794-97
    Old Excise Office Cowgate 1799-1802
    1 Merchant Court 1803-07
    and 7 South Side High Street 1808-11
    Merchant Court 1812-27
    399 Lawnmarket 1828-37
    James Ruthven married Katherine daughter of deceast Nicol Sime saddler 18 April 1773, and James Ruthven married Jean Sinclair at St Cuthbert's Church Edinburgh on 3 August 1778, John Ruthven was born 20 May 1783.James Ruthven was made Burgess 11 May 1797. 'Died in Merchant Court on the 19th of March, in the 57th year of her age Mrs Ruthven, spouse of James Ruthven sen. Edinburgh Evening Courant 25 March 1813.
    EdinBurg; Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind
  • RUTHVEN, James, junior printer Edinburgh
    4 Brown Street 1824-26
    11 Brown Street 1827
    In 1824 listed only as junior, no occupation given in Edin Dir. New Dir 1824 gives him as lodgings.
    Edin Dir
  • RUTHVEN, James senior printer Edinburgh
    19 East Rose Lane 1838
    19 Rose Street 1839-40
    Ruthven & Son same address 1841
    James Ruthven same address 1842-43
    James Ruthven & Son same address 1844
    No longer 'senior' in 1839 but is in 1840.
    Edin Dir
  • RUTHVEN, James junior newspaper office Edinburgh
    of Courant Office 190 High Street 1830-31
    15 Chapel Street 1832-52
    Edin Dir
  • RUTHVEN, James printer Edinburgh
    23 New Street 1835-38
    Forrester and Ruthven engravers, lithographers and letterpress printers 14 George Street - house 23 New Street 1839
    6 St Andrew's Square 1840-41
    William Forrester same address 1842-47
    South East Thistle Street Lane 1848-53
    56 Hanover Street 1854-57
    7 George Street 1858-60
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • RUTHVEN, James letterpress printer and lithographer Edinburgh
    4 North Bank Street 1842-43
    Edin Dir
  • RUTHVEN, John printer and patent printing press manufacturer Edinburgh
    Head of New Assembly Close 1808-10
    142 High Street 1811-12
    printer and bookseller Merchant Court 1813-18
    Ruthven & Son same address 1827
    Ruthven & Son printers 399 Lawnmarket 1828-37
    John Ruthven & Co mechanicians and patent press manufacturers
    Panmure Property Calton Hill, South side and 107 Canongate 1819-22
    16 North Back of the Canongate 1823-24
    printing press maker house 23 New Street 1823-59
    Thomas Long & Co patent press manufacturer 21 New Street 1860
    Born 20 May 1783 son of James Ruthven and Jean Sinclair. 'Obtained a patent for a printing machine 1 November 1813' Timperley 851. There is a four-page advertising leaflet in the National Library of Scotland in which John Morison announces that he has taken over the patent of 'his late partner Mr John Ruthven'. It is undated but as Morison was only manufacturing printing presses in the years 1824-26 it seems that he will have been Ruthven's partner in 1819. There is a Ruthven press in the Royal Museum of Scotland, which is illustrated in Printing and the mind of man London, 1963. Plate 11, No.399. This press was manufactured by Messrs Anderson of Leith Walk Foundry, a firm who were at that address from 1811-43. It originally belonged to Messrs Ballantyne, who are listed in Morison's leaflet as "having bought from one to eight of the large presses". The fact that it was manufactured by Anderson suggests that it was perhaps manufactured before 1819 when Ruthven set up his own manufactory. Burgess in right of father James Ruthven printer 21 March 1812. There is a letter from John Ruthven to David Brewster dated 16 January 1815 in the National Library of Scotland Dep.230/68(1)
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • RUTHVEN, S. printer Edinburgh
    no trade 23 Brown Street, Pleasance 1817-19
    Scotsman Office - house 4 Brown Street, Pleasance 1820-22
    house 4 Salisbury Square 1823
    house - 5 Salisbury Square 1824-25
    New Dir 1824 4 Salisbury Square.
    Edin Dir
  • RUTHVEN, Sime printer Edinburgh
    Gavonlock's Land, Forrester's Wynd 1799
    Married Margaret Primrose daughter of Duncan Clark merchant 29 October 1798.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir
  • RUXTON, William bookseller, bookbinder and stationer Johnstone
    56 High Street 1851
    High Street 1852
    Paisley 1851; Slater 1852
  • RYMER [RYMOR], James engraver Edinburgh
    Luckenbooths 1774-78
    Parliament Square 1784-88
    11 Parliament Close 1793-1802
    18 South College-street 1820
    Married Jean daughter to James Malcolm merchant 11 April 1773. Married Anne daughter of Thomas Strachan farmer's servant at Tenthead Fife 3 March 1791 [1794 under Strachan]. Burgess 11 May 1797. Apprentice: John Menzies, Burgess as apprentice to 'John' Rymer engraver 8 January 1806.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Pigot 1820
  • RYMER, Robert engraver Edinburgh
    Parliament Close 1794
    Williamson 1794
  • RYMER, William engraver Edinburgh
    Near the Council Chamber 1790
    Edin Dir




    S., J. printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1680
    Possibly John Swintoun. The initials appear in the imprint of a broadside Two noble converts; or the Earl of Marlborough and the Earl of Rochester. Edinburgh, 1680.
    Aldis 1904
  • SABBATH SCHOOL UNION DEPOSITORY Edinburgh
    50 South Bridge 1821-32
    13 Queen Street 1833-44
    6 York Place 1845-46
    38 North Bridge 1847
    Edin Dir
  • SAING, Charles paper maker Galston
    Galston 1770
    Invented a machine for cutting rags. Annual Register 1770.
    Thomson
  • SALMOND [SALMON], Peter teacher and librarian Glasgow
    50 Drygate 1828
    teacher, librarian, bookseller and stationer 11 George Street 1835-37
    teacher and librarian 1 George Street 1840
    Peter Salmon bookseller, librarian and teacher 27 College Street 1844
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • SALMOND, Peter bookseller, stationer and librarian Glasgow
    179 High Street 1840
    'Salmon' in Trade index 1840.
    Glas Dir
  • SANDEMAN, Alexander M. bookseller stationer and general agent Dundee
    141 Murraygate 1822
    Dundee Delin
  • SANDIMAN, Mr David bookseller Perth
    Perth 1730
    Sold copies of John Glas's Remarks upon the Memorial. Edinburgh, 1730.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • SANDEMAN, Robert newspaper office Edinburgh
    of the Scotsman 257 High Street 1829-30
    59 Broughton Street 1831
    Edin Dir
  • SANDERS & RINTOUL printers and newspaper printers Dundee
    Dundee Advertiser Office New Inn Entry 1825
    Pigot 1825


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