Seller, William - Small

  • SELLER, William bookbinder and paper ruler Glasgow
    114 Trongate 1835
    91 Trongate 1837
    paper ruler, bookbinder and stationer 91 Trongate, workshop 114 Trongate 1840
    27 Glassford Street 1844
    Mrs William Sellars paper ruler 124 Trongate 1849
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • SEMPLE, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1728
    Thomas Ballingall married Christian Wyllie, widow of William Semple printer 6 October 1728.
    EdinMarr
  • SERVICE, James printer Glasgow
    67 Trongate Street 1847-49
    Glas Dir
  • SETON, James junior bookseller and binder Edinburgh
    36 Lothian Street 1844
    Edin Dir
  • SETON, James Taylor bookbinder Edinburgh
    3 Mound Place 1826-30
    East Rose Street Lane 1831
    6 St Andrew Square 1832-35
    The National Library of Scotland has Catalogue of books and stationary, being part of the stock of James Taylor Seton, bookinder, Edinburgh; and of Bourhill & Co. booksellers, Musslburgh. To be sold by auction, for behoof of creditors by John Carfrae & Son, Edinburgh 19-22 December, 1831.
    Edin Dir
  • SETON, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    Old Assembly Close 1809-10
    Brown's Close 1811-17
    Edin Dir
  • SETON, Robert bookbinder Edinburgh
    423 Lawnmarket 1829
    263 High Street 1830
    3 Mound Place 1831-32
    Bookbinder to the King same address 1833-37
    Bookbinder to the late King same address 1838
    bookbinder and stationer same address 1839
    6 Mound Place 1840
    Head of Mound 1841-43
    bookseller, stationer and bookbinder same address 1844-46
    8 North Bank Street 1847
    Foreign and English bookseller same address 1848-53
    81 George Street and 12 North Bank Street 1854-56
    Robert Seton published a catalogue of his German books in German in Leipzig, 1848 and 1854.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • SEYMOUR, Mr Alexander bookseller Edinburgh
    Parliament Close 1721
    Took in subscriptions for George Wisheart's History of the Civil Wars in Scotland. Caledonian Mercury 21 February 1721.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • SHAND, Robert bookseller and librarian Edinburgh
    1 Albany Street 1839-41
    41 Dundas Street 1842
    and music seller and stationer same address 1843-58
    Edin Dir
  • SHANKLAND, Agnes subscription library Thornhill
    Thornhill 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SHANKLAND, Archibald printer Greenock
    56 Cathcart Street 1831
    Fowler 1831
  • SHANKS, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1687
    A child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 5 February 1687.
    GreyBuri
  • SHARP, Andrew printer and bookseller Perth
    Perth 1774-79
    High Street 1781
    R. H. Carnie. Publishing in Perth before 1807. Abertay Historical Society Publication No.6, 1960. Carnie II; NLS Impr Ind
  • SHARP, John book agent Edinburgh
    Bishop's Close High Street 1823-28
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • SHARP, William bookbinder, bookseller and stationer Inverness
    Inverness (Innerness) 1759-91
    "That William Sharp bookseller in Inverness, binds and sells all kinds of books, plays, pamphlets, &c.... He also sells all sorts of writing paper, pens, ink, wax, and wafers... Proposals for publishing new books will be had gratis at the said shop..." Edinburgh Evening Courant 15 December 1759; To sell The British Magazine. Caledonian Mercury 9 January 1760. His will was registered 4 August 1797.
    NLS Impr Ind; InvernessTest; William Simpson. Old Inverness Booksellers. Inverness, 1931
  • SHAW and PILLANS printers Edinburgh
    Hastie's Close, near foot of Blair's [sic] Street 1796
    Perhaps James Shaw and James Pillans.
    Edin Dir
  • SHAW, A. W. engraver Edinburgh
    2 West Register Street 1832
    Edin Dir
  • SHAW, Alexander bookseller Aberdeen
    Aberdeen before 1778
    Described as 'sometime bookseller in Aberdeen' in Aberdeen Journal 9 August 1779.
    Beavan
  • SHAW, Frederick bookseller and stationer Dundee
    High Street south side 1831-37
    18 High Street. House 11 Reform Street 1843
    High Street 1844-50
    18 High Street Slater 1852
    35 Reform Street 1850-75
    Apprenticed to Thomas Henderson bookseller Dundee in 1813, worked with him for a couple of years after the end of his apprenticeship, then went to London to gain further experience. He returned in 1831 and bought Henderson's business from the widow. In 1850 he took William Kidd into the firm. In 1871 Kidd started his own firm. Mr Shaw retired in 1875 and sold the business to William Kidd.
    Millar; Pigot 1837; Dundee 1846; Slater 1852
  • SHAW, George Baird engraver Edinburgh
    28 Gayfield Square 1842-45
    Son of James Shaw and Sutherland Shaw. Born 23 March 1812 at Edinburgh.
    Edin Dir; Johnst3
  • SHAW [SCHAW], Gideon stationer Edinburgh
    In the Parliament Close at the sign of the Blue Bible 1670-87
    Son to Mr John Shaw, Minister of Selkirk, apprenticed to David Trinsh bookseller 5 September 1660. Burgess as apprentice to David Trinsh stationer 20 November 1667; he married Elisabeth Cunninghame 15 November 1672; Guild Brother by right of wife Elspeth daughter to William Cunninghame merchant 11 February 1674. He served on the jury at Major Weir's trial in April 1670, and was one of the six booksellers who appealed successfully against A. Anderson's monopoly in 1671. A child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 1 March 1676. Sold Lockyer's antimonial Pilulae Radiis Solis Extractae in 1676. He married Marion Marshell 1 February 1683, and they had a son William. A 'halflin' was buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 10 February 1687. Gideon Shaw was buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 9 March 1687, and his will was registered 24 March 1688, the inventory was published in Bann.Misc.ii,292. Apprentices: Walter Cunningham 27 November 1667, Burgess 19 March 1679; John Harper 11 February 1673; Patrick Rutherford 16 February 1676; Andrew Chalmers 20 June 1683, Burgess 22 February 1689.
    Lee. Appendix xxiv; EBS.vi.8; Ravillac Redivivus. London, 1678, p.63. EdinPren; EdinBurg; EdinMarr; Aldis 1904; GreyBuri; EdinTest; A.S. Hargreaves 'Some Later Seventeenth-Century Book-Trade Activities'. Quadrat 6 3-5 (1997)
  • SHAW, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1756
    Married Mary daughter of deceast John Boyd clerk in the Post Office 31 October 1756.
    EdinMarr
  • SHAW (SCHAW), James, & Co printers Edinburgh
    Daniel Schaw Head Horse Wynd 1788
    Currie's Close, Castle Hill 1793-94
    Riddle's Close, Lawnmarket 1797-1804
    Daniel Schaw & Son, same address 1805-06
    Head of Forrester's Wynd 1807-08
    Riddell's Close, Lawnmarket 1809-14
    Daniel Schaw same address 1815-18
    James Schaw Riddell's Court 322 Lawnmarket 1819-22
    James Shaw & Co Riddell's Court 1823-29
    23 Thistle Street 1830-35
    Burgess in right of father Daniel Schaw printer 26 March 1824.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinBurg
  • SHAW, James bookseller Edinburgh
    of Constable & Co - house 4 East James Street 1815-21
    of Constable & Co - house 19 Union Street 1822-25
    19 Union Street 1826-27
    28 Gayfield Square 1828-33
    of R. Cadell & Co - 28 Gayfield Square 1834-46
    of R. Cadell - 31 Gayfield Square 1847-49
    Edin Dir
  • SHAW, James paper merchant Edinburgh
    of Cadell & Co, Royal Exchange 1823-24
    Edin Dir
  • SHAW, James apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1754
    James Shaw apprenticed to Robert Boyle bookbinder Glasgow 19 June 1754
    Maxted
  • SHAW, James bookseller, music seller and stationer Glasgow
    92 Queen Street 1847-49
    Glas Dir
  • SHAW, James bookbinder Whitburn
    Whitburn 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • SHAW, John and William bookbinders and booksellers Glasgow
    Glasgow 1774-82
    Trongate 1783-93
    Glasgow 1794-98
    J. Shaw Glasgow 1798-1800
    Tait's directory 1783 gives the address as Trongate. "Friday, died here, Mr William Shaw, bookseller" Glasgow Courier Tuesday 12 June 1798. Apprentice: Alexander Aitken apprenticed to John and William Shaw bookbinders Glasgow 28 July 1774
    NLS Impr Ind; Glas Dir; Maxted
  • SHAW, Peter bookseller Edinburgh
    4 High School Wynd 1813-17
    Edin Dir
  • SHAW, Samuel paper maker Polton
    Springfield Mill 1735
    Thomson
  • SHAW, Thomas bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    of Maurice Ogle & Son, 1 Royal Exchange Square 1847-49
    House address given.
    Glas Dir
  • SHAW, William stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1698
    Son of Gideon Shaw stationer married Janet Hardie, widow of Thomas Row, merchant 15 April 1698.
    EdinMarr
  • SHAW [SCHAW] William bookseller Edinburgh
    Parliament Square 1775-77
    Edin Dir
  • SHEARER, John apprentice stationer &c. Dundee
    Dundee 1731
    John Shearer, son of James Shearer, apprenticed to Thomas Mitchell stationer &c. Dundee 1731
    Maxted
  • SHEARER, John bookbinder Stirling
    Bakers-wynd, second shop above Bank Street 1820
    bookseller 42 King Street 1820
    King Street 1837
    & agent for the County Fire Office 2 King Street 1852
    John Shearer and Robert Stewart Shearer same address 1855
    Robert Stewart Shearer & Son Stirling 1869
    Apprenticed to Charles Randall. When Mrs Randall gave up business in 1820, John Shearer bought the plates of The History of Stirling and published a third edition in 1825, and a further "third edition" in 1836, which he further reprinted without changing the date.
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Slater 1852; Local Notes and Queries reprinted from The Stirling Observer. Stirling, 1886; Harvey
  • SHEARER, Robert S. bookseller Stirling
    8 King Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SHEARWOOD, Mrs bookbinder Edinburgh
    Bishop's Close 1827
    Edin Dir
  • SHEPHERD, Colin printer Dundee
    of Grieve and Shepherd 6 High Street. House, St Salvators Close Overgate 1846
    Dundee 1846
  • SHEPHERD, George bookseller and stationer Aberdeen
    24 Queen Street 1828
    1 Broad Street 1831-37
    Aberdeen 1838-66
    Beavan; Pigot 1837
  • SHEPHERD, George bookseller, bookbinder, circulating library and printer Lanark
    Bloomgate 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • SHEPHERD, J.A. bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    456 Argyle Street 1847
    Glas Dir
  • SHEPHERD, James bookbinder Montrose
    High Street 1825
    19 High Street 1837-46
    Shepherd's Close 1852
    Pigot 1825; 1837; Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • SHEPHERD [SHEPPARD], William music seller Edinburgh
    musician Middleton's Entry 1790
    Hamilton's Entry, Bristo Street 1793-97
    3 Shakespeare Square 1799
    44 South Bridge East side 1800-03
    music seller 23 Princes Street 1804
    William Shepherd, same address 1805-10
    54 Princes Street 1811-13
    Burgess 25 July 1799. No trade given Edin Dir 1805-06.
    EdinBurg; Edin Dir
  • SHEPHERD, William stationer Forfar
    Castle Street 1846
    bookseller same address 1852
    Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • SHERIFF, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Cowgate 1792
    West Campbell's Close, Cowgate 1794
    Probably a mistake for Andrew Shirrefs
    Edin Dir
  • SHIELS, Andrew printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1767-90
    married Katherine daughter to deceast Robert Forbes baxter 13 December 1767. Married Janet Brodie relict of James Brunton glass grinder 28 June 1790.
    EdinMarr
  • SHIELLS, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1769
    Fish Market Close 1774-77
    Married Ann daughter to John Kettle merchant 5 February 1769.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir
  • SHIELLS, Thomas Miller bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    271 High Street 1825
    Thomas M. Shiells same address 1826-27
    289 High Street 1828-29
    Burgess as apprentice to Manners and Miller booksellers 16 May 1826. The National Library of Scotland has Catalogue of the whole stock of books and stationery belonging to T. M. Shiells to be sold by auction 13 May 1830. He published The Catalogue of the Signet Library in 1837.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg
  • SHIER, Thomas bookseller Banff
    1 Boyndie Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SHIRREFS [SHERIFF], Andrew bookseller and printer Aberdeen and Edinburgh
    Aberdeen 1783-87
    A. Shirrefs and A. Leighton booksellers and printers Aberdeen 1788
    Andrew Shirrefs bookseller Aberdeen 1787-91
    printer Castle Hill Edinburgh 1791
    'Alexander' Cowgate 1792
    Andrew Shirrefs West Campbell's Close 1793
    'Alexander' same address 1794-95
    Andrew Shirrefs Homer's Head 3 Shakespeare Square 1795
    Homer's Head 3 Shakespeare Square 1795
    7 Shakespeare Square 1796
    A.M. teacher same address 1797
    Son of David Shirrefs, carpenter, born in Aberdeen 9 February 1762 and brother of Dr James Sherrifs, Minister of St Nicholas Church, and of Alexander, President of the Society of Advocates, Aberdeen, Andrew Shirrefs a graduate of Marischal College 1783, became a cripple and abandoned his intention of following a learned profession and started work as a bookseller in Aberdeen in 1783, commenced printer, and attempted a newspaper, The Aberdeen Chronicle in 1787, and published The Caledonian Magazine 1786-90. In 1790 he published his Poems chiefly in the Scottish dialect. Edinburgh, 1790. His address 'at various dates' was Shop opposite Marischal College; printing office, music, bookselling and stationery warehouse opposite St Paul's Chapel, Gallowgate, 1788. He was a poet and musician, published Forty pieces of original music in 1786, and left Aberdeen for Edinburgh in 1791. He wrote a ballad opera in imitation of The Gentle Shepherd called Jamie & Bess which was staged in Edinburgh in 1796. He married Margaret daughter of deceased James Leslie flaxdresser in Aberdeen 1 June 1792. A. Shirrefs' sale catalogue for 1795-96 is in the National Library of Scotland. "Andrew Shirrefs, printer in Edinburgh. Creditors to meet in John's Coffeehouse, 12 August, at one o'clock to name a factor..." Glasgow Courier 9 August 1796; "...Creditors to meet to receive their dividends..." Glasgow Courier 22 July 1797. 'Went to London in 1798 ... and ... is thought to have died there in penury in 1801.' Johnson.
    Beavan; Edin Dir; EdinMarr; Aberdeen awa'; W.R. Macdonald. in The hero as printer. Aberdeen, 1976. NLS Impr Ind; David Johnson. Music and Society in Lowland Scotland in the Eighteenth Century. London, 1972. pp.62-63; DNB.
  • SHIRREFF [SHERRIFF], Peter printer Edinburgh
    Middle of The Pleasance 1796
    Potter Row 1806
    Fishmarket 1807-11
    Edin Dir
  • SHORTREDE [SHORTREED], Andrew printer Edinburgh
    East Thistle Lane 1830-40
    George IV Bridge 1841-43
    'Set up two Bibles in Diamond type as well as a prayerbook and an edition of Shakespeare. These were stereotyped by Duncan Stevenson. No licence had been taken out for the Bibles, this not being thought necessary, as they contained other matter than the text; but after a considerable number of copies had been sold, the newly instituted Bible Board for Scotland took the matter up, and the plates were hurriedly packed and sent off to America. Shortrede ultimately fell into bad health, and went to China, when Mr Slymand, his manager, tried to carry on the business on a smaller scale in the Old Town, but was unsuccessful.' The overseer of the printing office in 1831 was John Slymand' Gray's Dir 1831.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Leslie Fleming. An Octogenarian Printer's Recollections. Edinburgh, 1893
  • SIBBALD bookseller Kirkcaldy
    Kirkcaldy 1724
    Sold copies of Ralph Erskine's Law death, Gospel life. Edinburgh, 1724.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • SIBBALD, James circulating library, bookseller stationer and printseller Edinburgh
    Parliament Close 1778
    Sibbald & Co same address 1780
    James Sibbald & Co, same address 1782
    John Sibbald same address 1784
    James Sibbald same address 1786-88
    James Sibbald 28 Parliament Close 1800-03
    James Sibbald (1745-1803) was the son of John Sibbald, farmer of Whitlaw, Roxburghshire, where he was born on 28 April 1745. Educated at Selkirk Grammar School. An early farming venture failed and in May 1779 he entered the booksellers shop of his friend Charles Elliot as a 'volunteer' shopman. "... purchased a circulating library from Charles Elliott and in 1780 or 1781 commenced business in the Parliament Square. He introduced a better quality of engravings, many of which he coloured to imitate paintings. In 1783 he started The Edinburgh Magazine which was very successful. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 1 January 1784. Kay says that 'Early in 1791, with the view of devoting himself more to literary pursuits, Mr Sibbald gave the management of his business to Messrs. Laurie and Symington, who paid him an allowance out of the profits. He published Record of the Ministry of Jesus Christ. Edinburgh, 1798, a harmony of the Gospels' In fact Sibbald begame managing partner of the Auchterarder Paper Company. In 1797 he published The Vocal Magazine. In 1800 the bookselling stock devolved back into his hands and he carried on the business until his own death. In 1802 he published his most important work A Chronicle of Scottish Poetry. Edinburgh, 1802. He died in Leith Walk 8 April 1803. The National Library of Scotland has A new catalogue of the Edinburgh Circulating Library [no date].
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; Timperley 814-5; Kay; DNB; New DNB article by Warren McDougall; Constable i 540; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • SIBBALD, William bookseller Edinburgh
    30 North Richmond Street 1817
    20 South Richmond Street 1818-19
    Edin Dir
  • SIDEY, Charles bookseller, bookbinder, agricultural library and post office Perth
    Post Office 1814
    Charles Sidey and Co booksellers George-street 1820
    80 George Street 1825
    and printer Charles Graham Sidey same address 1837-52
    The National Library of Scotland has a letter (NLS MS 3615(88)) with a printed advertisement dated 14 Sept 1814 'Agricultural Library. Post-office, Perth. Charles Sidey has just received the following New Publications... Noblemen and Gentlemen's Libraries supplied with every work of merit, and their books bound in the most elegant manner.' It is printed on letter paper and the rest of the paper has a letter from Charles Sidey to Lord Lynedoch offering expensive books at very large discounts indeed (5 guineas for 50/-!)
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Slater 1852
  • SIDIE, George apprentice bookbinder Dundee
    Dundee 1765
    George Sidie apprenticed to David Oglevie bookbinder Dundee 1765
    Maxted
  • SIEVEWRIGHT, George bookseller Edinburgh
    4 Hunter Square 1828-29
    Edin Dir
  • SIEVEWRIGHT [SIVEWRIGHT], John engraver Edinburgh
    9 Parliament Square 1799-1803
    Parliament Square 1804-08
    Writers Court 1809-12
    1 Writers Court 1813-14
    Burgess as apprentice to Hector Gavin engraver 22 April 1807.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg
  • SILVER, Lawrence stationer Glasgow
    44 London Street 1840
    wholesale and retail stationer and general agent 44 and 46 London Street 1844
    Glas Dir
  • SIM, Alexander printer and engraver Aberdeen
    19 Netherkirkgate 1844
    Aberdeen 1845-50
    Beavan
  • SYM, Andrew printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1818
    Elizabeth Begbie spouse of Andrew Sym printer to the Bank of Scotland buried at Restalrig age 75 4 December 1818.
    Restalrig
  • SIM, James printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1794
    Married Janet daughter of deceast John Walker broker 3 October 1794.
    EdinMarr
  • SYM, James mathematical and optical instrument maker Glasgow
    Glasgow 1792
    Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with John Gardner, maltman and mathematical instrument maker 26 July 1792.
    GlasBurg
  • SYM, James bookbinder Perth
    Perth 1596
    Will registered 21 January 1595/96. Burgess in Perth.
    EdinTest
  • SIM, John bookseller and stationer Aberdeen
    Head of the Broadgate 1769
    Beavan
  • SIME, James printer Edinburgh
    23 Clerk Street 1844-45
    Edin Dir
  • SYME [SIME], Robert printer Edinburgh
    59 Bristo Street 1835-36
    3 Chapel Street 1836-42
    [C.] M'Pherson and [Robert] Syme East Rose Lane 1841
    31 East Rose Street 1842-44
    31 Rose Street 1845
    McPherson and Syme same address 1846-47
    12 South St David Street 1848-49
    Robert Syme same address 1850
    McPherson [Charles] and Syme same address 1851-61
    Robert Syme & Son 30 South Hanover Street 1863-77
    66 Rose Street Lane 1878-81
    Burgess in right of father Alexander Sim residenter; Guild Brother as apprentice to Murray & Cochrane printers 12 March 1830; apprenticed same day as from 23 April 1810. Not in 1846; 1862.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Gray 1835; 1836; 1837
  • SIME, Thomas copper-plate printer Edinburgh
    Old Bank Close 1799-1801
    Edin Dir
  • SIME, William bookseller Dundee
    55 Over-gate 1820
    Overgate 1822-25
    106 Overgate North Side 1829
    186 Overgate 1837
    57 Overgate 1852
    Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Dundee Delin; Dundee 1824; 1829; Slater 1852
  • SYM, William bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1510
    One of the 'merchandis' mentioned in Chepman's complaint in January 1510 as importing books 'of Sarum use'.
    Aldis 1904
  • SYME, William circulating library Edinburgh
    Keeper of the Edinburgh Subscription Library, 37 South Bridge 1810
    39 South Bridge 1811-20
    Edin Dir
  • SIME, William librarian and bookseller Glasgow
    40 Garscube Place 1840
    bookseller, stationer and librarian, post-office receiving-house same address 1844
    32 Garscube Place 1847-49
    Glas Dir
  • SIMPSON paper warehouse Edinburgh
    Niddry Street 1801-02
    Edin Dir
  • SIMPSON & Co booksellers and stationers Edinburgh
    James Simpson 14 Infirmary Street 1828-30
    S. Simpson same address 1831
    Messrs Simpson & Co same address 1832-34
    Edin Dir
  • SIMPSON, Alexander bookseller Dundee
    17 Wellgate 1846-52
    Dundee 1846; Slater 1852
  • SIMPSON, Alexander bookseller Inverury
    Inverury 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SIMPSON, Andrew printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1789
    Married Katherine daughter of James M'Kinzie 27 May 1789.
    EdinMarr
  • SIMPSON, Archibald apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1724
    Archibald Simpson, son of John Simpson deceased, apprenticed to Alexander Miller bookbinder Glasgow 1724
    Maxted
  • SIMPSON, Archibald merchant Aberdeen
    Woodside 1831
    Aberdeen Journal 16 February 1831.
    Beavan
  • SIMPSON, Miss C. bookseller Aberdeen
    Aberdeen 1776-77
    Sold theological works.
    Beavan
  • SIMPSON, David book agent Aberdeen
    Gerard Street 1824
    57 North Street 1825
    74 George Street 1826
    Aberdeen 1827
    Beavan
  • SIMPSON, George running stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1793
    Married Ann daughter of deceased George Brockie labourer 3 April 1793.
    EdinMarr
  • SIMPSON, Hunter circulating library Edinburgh
    Librarian Edinburgh Select Subscription Library 1837-56
    Christian name 1842-50.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • SIMPSON [SIMSON], James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1670
    His wife was one of the witnesses at Major Weir's trial in 1670. Ravillac Redivivus. London, 1678, p.65. A newborn child buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 25 November 1670; a child 25 September 1672.
    Aldis 1904; GreyBuri
  • SIMPSON, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1698-1701
    Married Anna Kerr, widow of William Aitkin bookbinder 19 May 1698. Burgess by right of father James Simpson, cordiner 19 March 1701. Made Burgess and Guild Brother of Glasgow gratis 11 May 1713.
    EdinMarr; EdinBurg; GlasBurg
  • SIMPSON, James bookseller Edinburgh
    1 Stair below the Exchange 1782-83
    At the Cross 1784-88
    In front of the Exchange 1790-1810
    295 High Street (Front of the Exchange) 1811-20
    James Simpson stationer married Miss Agnes daughter of deceast John Pringle farmer of Libberton 5 November 1781. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 31 March 1787 and 27 April 1793. The National Library of Scotland has an undated catalogue of his books. Apprentices; Guthrie Cleland 25 August 1789; William Myrtle, Burgess 26 January 1815.
    EdinMarr; NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinPren; EdinBurg; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • SIMPSON, James bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    14 Infirmary Street 1828-30
    S. Simpson same address 1831
    Messrs [James] Simpson & Co booksellers same address 1832-35
    Edin Dir; Gray 1835
  • SIMPSON, James librarian Ediburgh
    7 James Court 1844-46
    Edin Dir
  • SYMESOUNE, John bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1602
    Married Rebecca Ritchie 10 August 1602.
    EdinMarr
  • SIMPSON, John printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1792
    Married Elizabeth Livingston relict of James Douglas silversmith 1 March 1792.
    EdinMarr
  • SIMPSON, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Simpson's Land, Broughton 1799-1803
    Edin Dir
  • SIMPSON, Robert printer Edinburgh
    Parkside Buildings 1824
    New Dir 1824
    Edin Dir
  • SIMPSON, Robert bookseller Edinburgh
    1 Springfield Leith Walk 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • SIMPSON, Robert publisher Edinburgh
    51 Hope Park End 1843
    Edin Dir
  • SIMPSON, Robert printer Leith
    Springfield 1813-21
    1 Springfield 1822-24
    In New Dir 1824 but not in the P.O. Dir for that year.
    Edin Dir
  • SIMPSON, S. bookseller and stationer Edinburgh
    14 Infirmary Street 1831
    Edin Dir
  • SIMPSON, Thomas engraver to the mint Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1768
    Engraved plates for W. Wilkie's Fables. 1768. Anne daughter of deceased Thomas Simpson, engraver to the mint, married James Meggat currier 27 June 1787.
    Bush.2
  • SIMSON, William printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1694-98
    Married Isobel Douglas 1 June 1694. Appears in a humorous list in The Burgess Ticket of Buckhaven by Mother Greg. Edinburgh, 1695. Children buried in Greyfriars Churchyard 1 September 1695; 15 May 1698.
    EdinMarr; GreyBuri
  • SIMPSON, William bookseller and stationer linen & wool draper Huntly
    Bogie-street 1820
    bookseller, stationer and bookbinder Huntly 1825
    Pigot 1820; 1825
  • SIMPSON, William paper maker Polton
    Polton Mill, Midlothian 1791-95
    Thomson
  • SINCLAIR bookseller Dunbeath
    Dunbeath 1810
    John Mowat 'Books and Printing in Caithness' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society vi 84-94 (1920)
  • SINCLAIR, Archibald & Donald bookbinders Edinburgh
    23 Warriston's Close High Street 1820-24
    54 North Bridge 1825-26
    17 Shakspeare Square 1827
    D. Sinclair & Co same address 1828
    16 Rose Street 1829-30
    5 Rose Street 1831
    3 Parkside Street 1832-33
    New Dir 1824 28 Warriston Close.
    Pigot 1820; 1825; Edin Dir
  • SINCLAIR, D. bookseller Thurso
    Thurso 1810
    John Mowat 'Books and Printing in Caithness' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society vi 84-94 (1920)
  • SINCLAIR, David servant to William Paterson stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1710
    Married Margaret Wallace 15 December 1710.
    EdinMarr
  • SINCLAIR, D[onald] & Co bookbinders Edinburgh
    17 Shakespeare Square 1828
    16 Rose Street 1829-30
    5 Rose Street 1831
    3 Parkside Street 1832-33
    Edin Dir
  • SINCLAIR, Duncan type founders Edinburgh
    Wilson & Sinclair 27 New Street (Duncan Sinclair) 1833-36
    29 New Street 1837
    Duncan Sinclair & Sons Whitefoord House, 53 Canongate 1839-57
    Don. Sinclair of Wilson and Sinclair 1835-36. In 1858, Whiteford House belonged to a Miss Sinclair. Thomas O. Watson of D. Sinclair & Sons 1846.
    Edin Dir
  • SINCLAIR, Francis bookseller, stationer and printseller Edinburgh
    25 Hanover Street 1839
    25 Frederick Street 1840
    Edin Dir
  • SINCLAIR, George M. circulating library Edinburgh
    Secretary School of Arts 2 Chapel Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • SINCLAIR, Hugh printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1828-30
    Burgess as apprentice to Messrs Oliver & Boyd printers 28 August 1828; Guild Brother 25 February 1830.
    EdinBurg
  • SINCLAIR, Hugh marble-paper-maker Glasgow
    Head of Back Wynd 1815
    Glas Dir
  • SINCLAIR, J. bookseller Glasgow
    85 High Street 1809-15
    Glas Dir
  • SINCLAIR, James bookseller and bookbinder Dumfries
    90 High-street 1820-25
    'Compounded. Frequently goes "on the ramble"' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    Pigot 1820; 1825; Bell
  • SINCLAIR, James bookbinder and bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1628-39
    Son to John Sinclair Burgess of Dysart, apprenticed with John Wood bookbinder 6 August 1628; Burgess 20 March 1639; Probably the James Sinclair bookseller who married Catharine Gooven 29 April 1638.
    EdinPren; EdinMarr; Edin Burg
  • SINCLAIR, James printer Edinburgh
    7 Shakespeare Square 1799
    North Saint James's Street 1800-03
    Married Mary daughter of Daniel Shaw shoemaker in Portsburgh in the Canongate Kirk 9 December 1794.
    CanonMarr; Edin Dir
  • SINCLAIR, James bookseller Greenock
    Cross shore 1825
    10 East Breast 1831
    4 East Breast 1834
    Pigot 1825; Fowler 1831; 1834
  • SINCLAIR, John bookseller Dumfries
    High Street 1812
    132 High-street 1820-25
    and agent for the London papers 22 High Street 1837
    A number of song-books were printed by Cuthbert McLachlan for John Sinclair about 1812. 'Good very; Considered Good by O&B great Jew' Oliver and Boyd Travellers Logbook NLS Acc.5000/78
    Chapbook Printers; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; Bell
  • SINCLAIR, John typemaker Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1798
    Married Agnes daughter of John Adam wright 22 February 1798.
    EdinMarr
  • SINCLAIR, John hammerman type founder Glasgow
    High Street 1828
    Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with William Lang hammerman 26 August 1828.
    GlasBurg
  • SINCLAIR, Peter bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    136 Trongate 1835
    Glas Dir
  • SINCLAIR, Robert bookseller Leith
    9 Tolbooth Wynd 1850
    Edin Dir
  • SINCLAIR, Robertson bookseller and newsagent Glasgow
    9 Brunswick Place 1849
    Glas Dir
  • SINCLAIR, Thomas lithographic printer Edinburgh
    8 West Register Street 1828
    Edin Dir
  • SINCLAIR, William printer Glasgow
    foreman in the Herald Office 182 Trongate 1849
    Glas Dir
  • SINTON, James bookbinder Sanquhar
    Main-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • SIVEWRIGHT See SIEVEWRIGHT
  • SKEAF [SKEOF], Joseph quill manufacturer, stationer and circulating library Edinburgh
    quill dresser Libberton's Wynd 1793
    Near the foot of Libberton's Wynd 1794
    Opposite the Meal Market 1795-97
    Mid Meal-market Stair 1799-1810
    116 Cowgate 1811-21
    3 Hanover Street 1822-26
    and stationer and circulating library same address 1827-32
    Edin Dir
  • SKEEN [SKENE], William newspaper reporter Edinburgh
    5 Roxburgh Terrace 1843
    Courant Office 23 Bristo Street 1844
    Edin Dir
  • SKEILL, Alexander engraver Edinburgh
    Foot of Warriston's Close 1793
    lapidary 9 Parliament Close 1794-96
    Warriston Close Williamson 1794
    Edin Dir
  • SKENE [SKEEN], William newspaper reporter Edinburgh
    5 Roxburgh Terrace 1843
    Courant Office 23 Bristo Street 1844
    Edin Dir
  • SKEOCH, James bookseller Saltcoats
    Saltcoats 1825
    James Skeoch & Co Bradshaw Street 1837
    Pigot 1825; 1837
  • SKILL, Mr Great printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1689
    Appears in a humorous list in The Burgess Ticket of Buckhaven by Mother Greg. Edinburgh, 1689. As all the other printers in the list are identifiable Edinburgh printers, this probably refers to a real person too.
  • SKIRVING, John punch cutter Edinburgh
    9 Montague Street 1839-40
    31 Buccleuch Place 1841-43
    Edin Dir
  • SLATER, Andrew bookbinder Edinburgh
    1 Holyrood Street 1832-37
    50 Pleasance 1838-47
    Preses of the Bookbinders Benefit Society 1832-34 and 1836-37.
    Edin Dir
  • SLATER, Andrew bookbinder Perth
    170 High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SCLATER [SLATER], Robert die and stamp cutter Edinburgh
    St Leonard's Street 1809-10
    Foot Monteith's Close 1811
    32 Parliament Square 1812-13
    33 Parliament Square 1814
    32 Parliament Square 1815-18
    153 High Street 1819-26
    Robert Sclater & Son 11 South Bridge 1827-37
    and button makers same address 1838-43
    die and stamp cutters and wood and brass engravers same address 1844
    die and stamp cutters 63 North Bridge 1845-62
    26 St James Square 1863-66
    Robert Sclater 56 Clerk Street 1867
    Robert senior and junior 1832-44; Robert and Alexander 1845-47.
    Edin Dir
  • SLIGHT, George printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1830-41
    11 Causewayside 1845-47
    Summerhall Place 1848
    Lord Russell Place 1849
    3 Summerhall Place 1850-52
    no trade same address 1853-58
    Burgess as apprentice to Patrick Neill printer 31 March 1841; Apprentice same day as from 14 June 1830.
    EdinBurg
  • SLIMAN, James bookseller Edinburgh
    12 North Richmond Street 1824
    Pigot 1825 ; Edin Dir
  • SLOAS, David apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1751
    Son to John Sloas, gauger, apprenticed to Messrs Gavin Hamilton, John Balfour and Patrick Neill printers in company 23 February 1751.
    EdinPren
  • SLYMAND [SLIMAND; SLYMOND], John printer Edinburgh
    Manager of Andrew Shortrede East Thistle Lane 1830-40
    house 69 Broughton Street 1830-38
    house 26 Clyde Street 1840
    George IV Bridge 1841-43
    house 5 Merchant Sreet 1841
    house 9 Brown Street 1843
    5 Roxburgh Place 1846-47
    2 Salisbury Street 1848-50
    138 Nicolson Street 1851-55
    'Shortrede ultimately fell in bad health, and went to China, when Mr Slymand [Andrew Shortrede's manager], tried to carry on the business on a smaller scale in the Old Town, but was unsuccessful. He then assumed the management for a short time of Wm. Blackwood & Sons' office, but what afterwards became of him I do not know'. 'Overseer Shortrede's' Gray 1832 (Andrew Shortrede, printer) Gray 1834; 1835; 1836; 1837. Names too late for insertion Edin Dir 1846. There was a John Slimmon tea merchant 4 St Anthony Street in 1844-45.
    Leslie Fleming. An Octogenarian Printer's Recollections. Edinburgh, 1893; Edin Dir
  • SMAIL [Mark] & Co china, paper & rag shop Edinburgh
    Mark Smail 35 Candlemaker Row 1817-34
    Mark Smail & Co same address 1835-38
    Smail & Co same address 1839-40
    wholesale china, paper and rag warehouse same address and 1 Merchant Street 1841-43
    35 Candlemaker Row and 2 Merchant Street 1844
    35 Candlemaker Row and 1,2 and 4 Merchant Street 1845
    and crystal warehouse 35 Candlemaker Row and 1 and 4 Merchant Street 1846
    35 Candlemaker Row 1847-55
    33 George IV Bridge 1856-62
    Smail, Gillon & Co 19 George IV Bridge and 5 Merchant Street 1863-84
    'stone and paper warehouse' Edin Dir 1817-23..
    Edin Dir
  • SMAIL, George newspaper office Edinburgh
    of the Edinburgh Star office 10 Hunter Square 1824-25
    41 St Andrew Square 1826
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • SMAIL, Mark china, paper & rag shop Edinburgh
    35 Candlemaker Row 1817-34
    Mark Smail & Co same address 1835-38
    Smail & Co same address 1839-40
    wholesale china, paper and rag warehouse same address and 1 Merchant Street 1841-43
    35 Candlemaker Row and 2 Merchant Street 1844
    35 Candlemaker Row and 1,2 and 4 Merchant Street 1845
    and crystal warehouse 35 Candlemaker Row and 1 and 4 Merchant Street 1846
    35 Candlemaker Row 1847-55
    33 George IV Bridge 1856-62
    Smail, Gillon & Co 19 George IV Bridge and 5 Merchant Street 1863-84
    'stone and paper warehouse' Edin Dir 1817-23.
    Edin Dir
  • SMAIL, Thomas stationer Jedburgh
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SMAIL, William paper maker Denny
    Garvald Mill 1806
    Mill No 42. First mapped in 1783, in 1806 it is known to have belonged to William Smail. In 1822 it was the property of Thomas Burns and John Muirhead, when it was damaged by fire. Thomas Burns died in 1826, and the Rev. John Burns of Morningside joined John Muirhead in the business. The Rev. John Burns advertised the mill for sale in 1836, and in 1837 it was being operated by Alexander Jack. By 1841 it was no longer a paper mill.
    Thomson; Ewen Jardine. 'The history of paper mills in Central Scotland'. IPH Yearbook vol.7 1988 81-93
  • SMALL & Co wholesale stationers Edinburgh
    35 Candlemaker Row 1840
    A mistake for Mark Smail & Co?
    Edin Dir
  • SMALL [George] BRUCE [James?] & Co musicsellers Edinburgh
    George Small of Muir, Wood & Company musical instrument makers to his Majesty 13 Leith Street 1817-18
    George Small music seller 12 Broughton Street 1819-22
    40 Frederick Street 1823
    12 Waterloo Place 1824-25
    Wood, Small & Co musical instrument makers to his Majesty same address 1826-30
    Small, Bruce & Co 54 Princes Street 1831-33
    101 George Street 1834
    musical instrument makers and musicsellers to her Majesty same address 1835-38
    Small & Co same address 1839
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837


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