Small, George - Sommerville, John

  • SMALL, George music seller Edinburgh
    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
    New Dir 1824 40 Frederick Street. George Small of Small & Co Edin Dir 1839.
    Edin Dir
  • SMALL, James bookbinder Edinburgh
    5 North Richmond Street 1810
    Edin Dir
  • SMALL, John apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1786
    Residenter, apprenticed to David Willison printer for 6 years 21 September 1786.
    EdinPren
  • SMALL, John bookseller Forfar
    High-street 1820
    and circulating library same address 1825
    Pigot 1820; 1825
  • SMALLFIELD, George bookseller Edinburgh
    47 North Castle Street 1840
    Edin Dir
  • SMART, Alexander bookseller and bookbinder Dunbar
    Dunbar about 1780-1787
    off the Lawnmarket, Edinburgh 1788
    Frederick Street 1788
    journeyman printer in South Shiels 1789
    George Miller was apprenticed to him for four years on 20 September 1785. In January 1788, Smart returned to Edinburgh, from which he had originally come. In September 1788 the indenture was cancelled and Miller returned to Dunbar. He was to go into partnership with his brother James, but they quarreled, and his father persuaded George to go to England for the experience.
    W.J. Couper. The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar and Dunfermline: a record of Scottish bookselling. London, 1914. 36-41.
  • SMART, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    5 [South] College Street 1846-66
    Edin Dir
  • SMART, David book canvasser Montrose
    Academy Square 1846
    Angus 1846
  • SMART, James printer Edinburgh
    3 East Arthur [Street] Place 1824-25
    Edin Dir
  • SMART, John bookseller Keith
    Mid Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • SMART, Robert printer Leith
    2 Coal Hill 1848-50
    3 Coal Hill 1851
    8 & 78 Kirkgate 1852
    Edin Dir
  • SMART, Robert Campbell engraver, lithographic and copperplate printer Edinburgh
    20 Elm Row 1810-47
    and gold printer same address 1848-64
    Married, 2 October 1832, Emily Margaret Morton, at South Leith. Died 22 March 1871
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837; Slater 1860; Schenck; Bush.2; Johnst3
  • SMEATON, James stationer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1679
    Burgess and Guild Brother by right of deceist father George Smeaton 29 January 1679.
    EdinBurg
  • SMEITON and MILLAR bookbinders Edinburgh
    Mrs Smeiton Brown's Close 1786-90
    Forrester's Wynd 1793
    Smeiton and Millar same address 1794-97
    Edin Dir
  • SMEITON, Mrs bookbinder Edinburgh
    Alexander Smeaton Brown's Close, Luckenbooths 1760-84
    Mrs Smeaton same address 1786-90
    Forrester's Wynd 1793
    Smeiton and Millar same address 1794-97
    Edin Dir
  • SMITON [SMEATON, SMEITON], Alexander bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1754-59
    Brown's Close, Luckenbooths 1760-84
    Mrs Smeiton same address 1786-90
    Forrester's Wynd 1793
    Smeiton & Miller same address 1794-97
    Burgess in right of wife Christian, daughter to deceased William Carse, wigmaker 4 September 1745. Stopt marriage between Matthew Oliphant weaver and Agnes Carss relict of Alexander Weems barber and wigmaker 20 January 1754. Binding bill of 1778 and bill dated 8 March 1786 from Christian Smiton in George Wallace papers EUL. Apprentices: Charles Elliot (bookseller) Burgess 8 April 1772. Robert Miller 11 May 1797, Burgess same day; James Watt 11 May 1797, Burgess same day.
    EdinBurg; EdinMarr; Edin Dir; EdinPren
  • SMELLIE, Alexander printer Edinburgh
    Smellie and Balfour, Foot of Anchor Close 1773
    William Smellie, same address 1774-95
    Printing Office Foot of Anchor Close - house Opposite Water House, Castle Hill 1796-1806
    Castle Hill 1807-10
    Anchor Close 1811-46
    2 Thistle Street 1847-49
    John Smellie same address 1850-53
    Eldest son of William Smellie. Married Miss Janet daughter of William Hall 11 July 1798. Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father William Smellie printer 21 October 1801; He was printer to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, jointly with his father in 1792, and afterwards alone; from 1817-49 he was printer to the University of Edinburgh. The overseer of the printing office in 1831 was Thomas Armstrong Gray's Dir 1831.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir; EdinMarr; EdinBurg; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • SMELLIE, Daniel engraver and printer Edinburgh
    62 Thistle Street 1841
    Edin Dir
  • SMELLIE, John printer Edinburgh
    Alexander Smellie Printer to the University and Secretary to the Society of Antiquaries Anchor Close 1819-46
    2 Thistle Street 1847-49
    John Smellie same address 1850-53
    Edin Dir
  • SMELLIE, Richard auctioneer Glasgow
    Auction-room near the Head of the Gallowgate 1789
    Glasgow Mercury 15 December 1789. He was possibly the Richard Smellie, stocking shop, Trongate who is listed in Tait's Glasgow Directory for 1783. In Jones Directory for 1787 he appears as Richard Smillie, collector of the statue money and auctioneer, Trongate, facing Spreul's Land. In Jones 1789 he appears only as collector of the statute money, Trongate, above No.64. The Trongate address is doubtless that of his house.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • SMELLIE [SMELLEY], Thomas copper-plate printer Edinburgh
    Old Post House Close, High Street Denovan's 1804
    Blackfriars Wynd 1806-10
    1 Blackfriars Wynd 1811-24
    1 Milne Square 1825-26
    [John] Moffat and [Thomas] Smellie same address 1827
    John Moffat & Co same address 1828-31
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • SMELLEY, Thomas engraver and copperplate printer Portobello
    Pipe-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • SMELLIE, William printer Edinburgh
    Auld and Smellie printer Morocco's Close 1765-66
    Balfour Auld and Smellie Edinburgh 1767-70
    William Smellie and Company Edinburgh 1771
    Balfour and Smellie Foot of the Anchor Close 1772-83
    William Smellie same address 1783-92
    William and Alexander Smellie printers to the Society of Antiquaries of
    Scotland same address 1792
    William Smellie same address 1793-95
    Alexander Smellie same address 1795-1846
    2 Thistle Street 1847-49
    John Smellie same address 1850-53
    Second son of Alexander Smellie architect born in 1740 in The Pleasance Apprenticed to Hamilton, Balfour & Neill 1752. on the expiry of his apprenticeship he entered into an agreement with the printing firm of Murray & Cochran as a corrector of The Scots Magazine, by which he was allowed three hours a day for his studies at the University.. Married Jean daughter to John Robertson writer at London 27 March 1763. Burgess and Guild Brother in right of father William Smellie mason 23 October 1765. Author of Philosophy of Natural History, for volume 1 of which he was given one thousand guineas by Charles Elliot; translator of Buffon in 9 vols. 8vo. and editor of the first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. In 1775 he was the unsuccessful candidate for the Chair of Natural History in the University of Edinburgh. He was a founder member and later Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and Superintendent of its Museum of Natural History; and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 16 November 1790. He died 24 June 1795.
    Timperley pp.787-88; DNB; Robert Kerr. Memoirs of the life... of William Smellie. 2 vols. Edinburgh, 1811; Kay; A visit to Mr Smellie's printing-office, foot of the Anchor Close. Taken from a periodical publication March 1843. EdinMarr; EdinBurg; Edin Dir; NLS Impr Ind; Frank A. Kafker. 'William Smellie's edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica' Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 315 (1994); Kay; Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers
  • SMELLIE, William apprentice bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1760
    William Smellie apprenticed to John Duncan junior bookseller Glasgow 1760
    Maxted
  • SMILES, George bookseller Haddington
    High Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SMILES, Janet bookseller Haddington
    High Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • SMILES, John paper maker Colinton
    West Mill Colinton 1825
    Mill No 55. Not in Mill List 1832.
    Thomson
  • SMITH engraver Glasgow
    43 Prince's Street 1815-18
    Glas Dir
  • SMITH & Co booksellers and publishers Montrose
    John Smith Montrose 1818
    High-street 1820-25
    Smith & Co 41 High Street 1837-52
    Bound a calligraphic manuscript of Thomas Campbell's Pleasures of Hope in the National Library of Scotland 1818; Died 17 May 1827 age 46. Tombstone of John Smith book-seller and stationer in Montrose Parish Church yard. Advertisement. Angus 1846; 'John Dow of Smith & Co' Angus 1846
    Pigot 1820; 1825; Pigot 1837; Angus 1846; Slater 1852; Alison Mitchell ed. Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Angus. Vol.2 Sea Coast. (Scottish Genealogical Society)
  • SMITH & HILL printers and newspaper printers Montrose
    Montrose Chronicle High-street 1820
    Pigot 1820
  • SMITH & WATSON booksellers, stationers and librarians Glasgow
    19 Canon Street 1844
    Glas Dir
  • SMITH, A. bookseller Peterhead
    Rose Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • SMITH, Alexander bookseller Aberdeen
    31 Huntly Street 1847
    Aberdeen 1848-61
    'Mostly second-hand sales' book auctioneer?
    Beavan
  • SMITH, Alexander bookseller Dundee
    17 Reform Street, House 16 Bell Street 1846
    Dundee 1846
  • SMITH, Alexander bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1773-74
    Bush.3
  • SMITH, Alexander newspaper publisher Glasgow
    7 Argyll Street 1846
    Glasgow Examiner office, 7 Argyll Street 1847
    publisher 129 Ashburton Place, Renfrew Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • SMITH, Alexander wigmaker, barber surgeon and paper maker Stoneywood
    Stoneywood Mill, near Aberdeen 1786-96
    Became partner with John Boyle bookseller and printer and Richard Hyde dyer who had leased a papermill at Stoneywood in 1770. In 1786 he opened a second mill there. Charles Smith was his nephew, and opened a third mill also at Stoneywood in 1796. Alexander Smith died in 1796.
    Thomson
  • SMITH, Alexander Hay bookbinder Ednburgh
    306 Lawnmarket 1844-45
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, Andrew bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1723
    Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Agnes daughter to John M'Crae maltman 9 May 1723.
    GlasBurg
  • SMITH, Andrew lithographic printer and engraver Glasgow
    153 Trongate 1834
    17 Trongate 1835-36
    19 Saltmarket 1837-39
    17 Nelson Street 1840
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837; Schenck
  • SMITH, Bartholomew papermaker Culter
    Culter Paper Mill 1750-58
    Papermaker from England Leased the waulkmill of Craigtown from Patrick Duff of Premnay 9 January 1750. 'Has now erected and set going on the Burn of Culter, a Paper-Mill, where he can serve the country in paper, fine and coarse, brown paper, pasteboards, pressing-cards for dysters, etc.' Aberdeen Journal 8 January 1751. He died 16 September 1758. On 5 February 1760 Richard Smith was admitted to the lease of his father's mill which he ran until 24 December 1802. He died six weeks later.
    Thomson; Alexander A. Cormack. Our ancient and honourable craft. London, 1933; History of Culter Paper Mills. Culter, 1951.
  • SMITH, Charles & Co paper makers Aberdeen
    Stoneywood Mill 1796-1832
    St Andrews Street 1820
    34 St Andrew Street 1825
    Stoneywood Mill, warehouse St Andrews Street 1825-32
    Mill No 8. Mill No 7 in possession of Alex. Pirie & Sons in the Mill List 1852.
    Pigot 1825; 1825; Thomson
  • SMITH, Charles & Co booksellers and law and fancy stationers Edinburgh
    25 South Hanover Street 1823-25
    bookseller and stationer same address 1826-37
    87 Princes Street 1838-44
    Charles Smith and circulating library same address 1845
    English and Foreign bookseller and stationer same address 1846
    Printed advertisement Edin Dir 1824.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • SMITH, David bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1766
    Married Penney daughter to deceast John Duncan farmer of Kings Barns 22 June 1766.
    EdinMarr
  • SMITH, David engraver Edinburgh
    Above Barranger's Close 1774-6
    Married Katherine daughter to William Stodart merchant 17 December 1769.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir
  • SMITH, David bookseller Edinburgh
    Candlemaker Row 1836
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, David secondhand bookseller Glasgow
    8 Bazaar Candlerigg Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • SMITH, David bookseller and circulating library Glasgow
    19 Canon Street 1835-37
    and stationer same address 1840
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1837
  • SMITH, Edward journeyman printer Edinburgh
    of The Heirs of Andrew Anderson 1678
    Petitioned the Privy Council to claim exemption from watching and warding as an employee of the King's Printer.
    Register of the Privy Council of Scotland Ser. 3 v. 441.
  • SMITH, George music seller Edinburgh
    Carrubbers Close 1809-10
    2 Carrubbers Close 1811-39
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • SMITH, George bookbinder Forfar
    Castle Street 1825-37
    stationer same address 1846
    bookseller same address 1852
    Pigot 1825; 1837; Angus 1846; Slater 1852
  • SMITH, George bookseller Glasgow
    18 Salt-market 1815-20
    152 Trongate 1825
    92 Trongate 1828
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • SMITH, George bookseller and stationer Glasgow
    8 Candleriggs 1835
    Glas Dir
  • SMITH, Gilbert newspaper office Galashiels
    High Town 1852
    Editor of The Border Advertiser
    Slater 1852
  • SMITH, J. lithographic printer Edinburgh
    30 Hanover Street 1840-45
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, J. engraver Glasgow
    5 Brunswick Place 1842
    lithographer same address 1843
    Glas Dir; Schenck
  • SMITH, J. & W. lithographic printers Edinburgh
    1 Thistle Street 1834
    John and William?
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, James bookseller and stationer Aberdeen
    41 New Market Gallery 1845-47
    Almost certainly Lewis Smith's eldest son.
    Beavan
  • SMITH, James merchant and bookseller Banff
    James Imlach and James Smith, Banff 1770-73
    In September they advertised that they had engaged a bookbinder. They also sold books and stationery, had a circulating library and held auctions in March 1773.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • SMITH, James paper mould maker Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1795
    Candlemaker Row 1797-99
    Married Margaret daughter of Robert Balfouer farmer at Torryburn Fife 21 May 1795.
    EdinMarr; Edin Dir
  • SMITH, James bookseller and printer Edinburgh
    James Smith Taylor & Co. 3 Hunter's Square 1820-25
    Bookseller and Stationer Burgess and Guild Brother 14 April 1812.
    EdinBurg; Pigot 1820; 1825
  • SMITH, James printer Edinburgh
    501 Lawnmarket 1825
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, James tobacconist Glasgow
    Gallowgate. Tait 1783
    117 Gallowgate. Jones 1785
    17 Gallowgate. Jones 1789
    Gallowgate 1793
    Robert Campbell's The triumphs of grace was printed for him in 1793.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • SMITH, James bookseller Glasgow
    32 Nelson Street 1849
    Glas Dir
  • SMITH, James bookseller and circulating library Inverness
    [James] Smith and Clark opposite the Exchange 1811
    Church-street 1820
    49 High Street 1837-52
    Came to Inverness from Aberdeen. Librarian Inverness-shire Reading Club 1852
    Pigot 1820; 1837; Slater 1852; William Simpson. Old Inverness Booksellers. Inverness, 1931
  • SMITH, James bookseller Kilmarnock
    Waterloo Street 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • SMITH, James librarian Macduff
    Librarian secretary William Findlater 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • SMITH, J[ames] L. bookseller, stationer, circulating library and stamp distributor Leith
    1 Antigua Street 1841-79
    R. Ogle bookseller at that address 1840; James L. in street index 1846-47.
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, James Taylor booksellers and stationers and general newspaper & advertising office Edinburgh
    James T. Smith of The Courant office - house Leith Wynd 1809
    James Taylor Smith Royal Exchange 1810-14
    & Co 3 Hunter's Square 1815-24
    3 & 4 Hunter Square 1825-27
    Hunter Square 1828-29
    40 St Andrew Square 1830-34
    James Smith same address 1835
    11 St Andrew Square 1836
    37 George Street 1837
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, John bookseller, printer, circulating library and Church Treasurer Beith
    Whang Street 1837-51
    Strand 1852
    John Smith 7 Son Whang Street 1860-78
    Published a number of chapbooks between 1830 and 1836. He may be the John Smith who appears as a grocer in Whang Street in Pigot's Directory of Scotland 1825. Inspector of the poor 1852
    Chapbook Printers; Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • SMITH, John wholesale newsagent and advertising office Edinburgh
    John Smith Taylor & Co 4 Hunter Square 1825
    Mistake for James Taylor Smith?
    Pigot 1825
  • SMITH, John subscription library Edinburgh
    105 High Street 1833
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, John engraver Edinburgh
    15 Leopold Place 1836-38
    Gray 1836; Edin Dir
  • SMITH, John lithographer Edinburgh
    23 Dundas Street 1837
    Gray 1837
  • SMITH [SMYTH], John lithographic printer Edinburgh
    30 Hanover Street 1840-47
    lithographer and engraver 30 Hanover Street - house 12 Fettes Row 1845
    John Smyth 12 Fettes Row 1848-50
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, John newspaper office Edinburgh
    of Mercury Office 22 Gayfield Square 1842
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, John bookbinder Glasgow
    Glasgow 1754
    Robert Smith apprenticed to John Smith bookbinder Glasgow 1754
    Maxted
  • SMITH, John bookseller and circulating library Glasgow
    Head of the New Street 1763
    Donaldson's Land Trongate 1763
    at Buchanan's Head opposite the Tron Church 1773
    John Smith & Son Trongate 1778-80
    John Smith junior same address. Tait 1783
    111 Trongate. Jones 1787-9
    Trongate 1790-91
    Glasgow 1792-96
    Glasgow Circulating Library Hutcheson Street East side 1797;
    Glasgow 1798
    85 Hutcheson Street 1809-1825
    40 Hutcheson Street 1828
    70 St Vincent Street 1835-49
    Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Susannah daughter to deceased James Crawford shipmaster 24 November 1763. "John Smith, Bookseller, Glasgow, has removed his circulating library from the head of the New Street to a commodious shop in Mr. Donaldson's Land in Trongate, opposite to the Tron Church..." Glasgow Journal 23 June 1763. James Dodsley sued him for selling a pirated edition of Chesterfield's Letters in 1774. John Smith youngest merchant Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to John Smith bookseller 13 May 1808. Bushnell, quoting Robert Reid. Glasgow past and present: illustrated in... the reminiscences and communications of Senex. 3 vols. Glasgow, 1884. There were three partners in 1835, all called John Smith (senior, junior and youngest) and all listed separately with their home addresses. Only youngest is listed in 1840. David Watson merchant of John Smith & Son Burgess and Guild Brother as son to Marion Colquhoun daughter to William Colquhoun cooper and late spouse of John Thomson 21 February 1831. Apprentice: Archibald Cowbrough bookseller Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with John Smith bookseller 15 February 1776.
    GlasBurg; NLS Impr Ind; Glas Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837; McDougall. Smugglers
  • SMITH, John circulating library Glasgow
    25 Gallowgate 1825
    Pigot 1825
  • SMITH, John engraver Glasgow
    119 Woodside Street 1840
    119 New City Road 1844
    119 Woodside Street in trade index Glas Dir 1844
    Glas Dir
  • SMITH, John stationer and librarian Glasgow
    64 Nelson Street 1828
    Glas Dir
  • SMITH, Mrs John bookseller Glasgow
    Cross Steeple 1835
    Glas Dir
  • SMITH, John bookseller and stationer Innerkip
    merchant Cliff Cottage 1831
    Cliff Cottage Innerkip and and St Vincent Street Glasgow 1834-36
    This would seem to be the holiday cottage of John Smith the eminent Glasgow bookseller.
    Fowler 1831; 1834; 1836
  • SMITH, John bookseller Kilmarnock
    20 Portland Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SMITH, John bookseller and publisher Montrose
    Montrose 1818
    High-street 1820-25
    Smith & Co 41 High Street 1837-52
    Bound a calligraphic manuscript of Thomas Campbell's Pleasures of Hope in the National Library of Scotland 1818; Died 17 May 1827 age 46. Tombstone of John Smith bookseller and stationer in Montrose Parish Church yard. Advertisement. Angus 1846; 'John Dow of Smith & Co' Angus 1846
    Pigot 1820; 1825; Pigot 1837; Angus 1846; Slater 1852; Alison Mitchell ed. Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions in Angus. Vol.2 Sea Coast. (Scottish Genealog Society)
  • SMITH, John bookseller and stationer Thornhill
    Chappel Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • SMITH, John & William lithographic printers Edinburgh
    1 Thistle Street 1834
    [Samuel] Leith & [John] Smith 30 Hanover Street 1835-39
    John Smith same address 1840-47
    William Nichol same address 1848
    William Smith first appears as a writing master at the same address in 1834. When John entered into partnership with Leith, William continued with the firm. After John's retirement in 1848, he started his own firm.
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • SMITH, John L. printer Edinburgh
    Richmond Pend 1835-36
    29 St Leonard's Street 1837-38
    29 St Leonard's Lane 1839
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, Lewis wholesale stationers, printers and publishers, bookbinder and circulating library Aberdeen
    Head of Broad Street 1822
    78 Broad Street 1824-25
    66 Broad Street 1829-37
    50 Union Street 1842
    50 Union Street and 55 Nether Kirkgate Slater 1852
    Lewis and James Smith Aberdeen 1853
    3 McCombie's Court, Union Street 1860-62
    Lewis Smith same address 1867-78
    Lewis Smith & Son Aberdeen 1880
    Apprenticed to David Wyllie. Founding member of the Aberdeen Booksellers' Society. The National Library of Scotland has Smith's Pocket Guide to the City of Aberdeen and its environs. Aberdeen, 1836 There is a volume in the Lauriston Castle Collection in the National Library of Scotland of chapbooks from this publisher. They are very modern in appearance and two are dated 1888 and 1893. A note in the volume in the hand of John A. Fairley and dated 1907 reads 'The chapbooks in this volume were purchased by me from the printers and publishers Lewis Smith & Sons, Aberdeen. Messrs Smith informed me that they reprint them at intervals solely to meet the demands of a few chapmen and hawkers who still frequent out of the way places in the country and attend country fairs in the north'. The National Library of Scotland also has a similar volume of chapbooks from this publisher dated 1862. The firm survived until 1971.
    Beavan; Chapbook Printers; Pigot 1825; 1837
  • SMITH, Lewis papermaker Culter
    Bartholomew Smith Culter Paper Mill 1750-58
    Richard Smith same address 1758-1802
    Lewis Smith same address 1802-19
    Richard Smith passed the mill 24 December 1802 to his son Lewis Smith. Richard died six weeks later. In 1807 Lewis Smith purchased the machinery of the Ferryhill mill of Brown Chalmers & Co, which had been established in 1803, and installed it at Culter Mill. The mill was advertised for sale 14 January 1812 in The Aberdeen Journal of 8 January. However William Forbes of Aberdeen came to the rescue and the mill continued in Lewis Smith's hands until 1819. Lewis died on 13 December of that year
    Alexander A. Cormack. Our ancient and honourable craft. London, 1933.
    History of Culter Paper Mills. Culter, 1951.
  • SMITH, Lewis bookseller Stonehaven
    Allardice Street 1837
    Pigot 1837
  • SMITH, R. bookseller Falkirk
    Falkirk 1748
    Sold copies of works by Ralph Erskine and William Hutton in 1748.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • SMITH, Richard papermaker Culter
    Bartholomew Smith Culter Paper Mill 1750-58
    Richard Smith 1758-1802.  Bartholomew Smith died 16 September 1758. On 5 February 1760 Richard Smith was admitted to the lease of his father's mill which he ran until 24 December 1802, when he passed the mill to his son Lewis Smith. He died six weeks later. He married in 1758 the daughter of William Reid of Glassel.
    Alexander A. Cormack. Our ancient and honourable craft. London, 1933. History of Culter Paper Mills. Culter, 1951.
  • SMITH, Richard P. bookseller Edinburgh
    125 Nicolson Street 1849
    Edin Dir
  • SMYTH, Robert printer Edinburgh
    At the Netherbow 1592-1602
    Probably the Robert Smythe of Westbury in Wiltshire who in February 1565 was apprenticed to Hugh Singleton, stationer of London. He started to print in Edinburgh in 1592, and was one of the complainers to the Town Council 2 February 1592 against John Norton for selling books retail in Edinburgh. He bought books from Plantin in Antwerp, together with Henry Charteris and Thomas Vautrollier. He married Catherine Norwell, widow of Bassandyne. She died 8 August 1593, will registered 2 June 1596. He married secondly, Jonet Gairden. They had three children, Robert who was baptised 7 November 1596, David and Isobel. Smyth died 1 May 1602, his will was registered 17 February 1604. The inventory and that of his first wife were printed in Bann.Misc.ii,233 and 218. He was succeeded by Thomas Finlason who purchased his privileges, stock and equipment in October 1602. David Smyth son to the late Robert Smyth printer was apprenticed 8 October 1617 with John Little tailor.
    Aldis 1904; Dickson & Edmond.475; EBS.i.15; Lee. Appendix xv,lxxi; Scottish Antiquary iv,174; STC; EdinTest; EdinPren; Colin Clair. 'Christopher Plantin's trade connexions with England and Scotland.' Library 3rd series xiv,43-5 (1959)
  • SMITH, Robert bookbinder and bookseller Glasgow
    At the Gilt Bible opposite to Gibson's land Salt Mercat 1741-62
    Robert Smith, son of John Smith, apprenticed to John Robertson senior stationer and bookbinder in Glasgow 1728. Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with John Robertson bookbinder 4 September 1740. Apprentices: John Galloway, son of Robert Galloway, apprenticed to Robert Smith bookseller Glasgow 1743; William Cowburgh apprenticed to Robert Smith bookbinder Glasgow 1751; James Lawson apprenticed to Robert Smith bookbinder Glasgow 1762
    GlasBurg; Maxted; NLS Impr Ind
  • SMITH, Robert junior bookseller Glasgow
    Salt Mercat 1763
    Milton's Head Salt Mercat 1764
    Robert Smith Glasgow 1769
    Robert Smith apprenticed to John Smith bookbinder Glasgow 1754
    NLS Impr Ind; Maxted
  • SMITH, Robert and HUTCHESON, Alexander in Company printers Glasgow
    Salt Mercat 1747-49
    NLS Impr Ind
  • SMITH, Robert librarian Kilmarnock
    Cheapside 1852
    Librarian of the Kilmarnock Library
    Slater 1852
  • SMITH, Robert bookseller Paisley
    Paisley 1795-1824
    Had a number of books including chapbooks printed for him in Paisley and Glasgow from 1796 to 1818.
    NLS Impr Ind; Chapbook Printers; Crawford
  • SMITH, Thomas copper engraver Dundee
    Tindal's Wynd 1829
    Dundee 1829
  • SMITH, Thomas engraver Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1754-57
    Margaret daughter of deceased Thomas Smith married William Henderson hairdresser 12 November 1784.
    EdinMarr; Bush.2; Johnst3
  • SMITH, Thomas engraver Edinburgh
    233 High Street 1819-20
    1 Milne Square 1821-22
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, Thomas bookseller Hamilton
    Cadzow Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SMITH, W. bookseller Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1747-49
    NLS Impr Ind
  • SMITH, William bookseller and bookbinder Banff
    High Street 1837
    22 Low Street 1852
    Pigot 1837; Slater 1852
  • SMITH, William jun bookseller Banff
    12 Low Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SMITH, William stationer Edinburgh
    2 Lauriston 1819
    4 Lauriston 1820-22
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, William bookbinder Edinburgh
    16 West-bow 1820
    10 Parliament Square 1823-24
    Allan's Close, [High Street] 1825-34
    and stationer 306 Lawnmarket 1835-41
    W. Smith & Son same address 1842-47
    19 West Register Street 1848-50
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1820; 1825; 1837
  • SMITH, William teacher, wright, and publisher Edinburgh
    teacher Cross Causeway and Bristo Port 1822-23
    47 Crosscauseway: house 3 Bristo Port 1824-29
    publisher 111 Nicolson Street 1832-33
    William Smith made his first appearance in print in 1822 when he published First lessons in teaching a child to read and spell English. He was also a wright or carpenter and may have been the wood-merchant of 56 Crosscauseway who appears in the directories from 1829-35. From time to time he was in the habit of producing facetious chapbooks and broadsides, and in 1832 he opened a shop to sell them with toy-sheets and other ephemera at 111 Nicolson Street, but quarrelled with his new neighbours and gave up his shop in disgust in 1834, having chronicled the quarrel at length in a curious periodical called The Advocate. Among other things he produced large woodcuts for sale to children, a set of Toy fortune telling cards and Plain and short directions to those who wish to learn to swim. In a humorous broadside The Smiths he describes himself
    There's Willie Smith the carpenter,
    Become at last a publisher;
    You'll meet his works in rhyme and prose,
    Throughout this land of cakes and brose.'
    There is a collection of his broadsides and other works in Edinburgh City Library; and a small collection of pamphlets including The Advocate in the National Library of Scotland.
    Chapbook Printers; Edin Dir; Gray 1833
  • SMITH, William lithographer and lithographic printer Edinburgh
    W. Smith junior 14 Terrace 1834
    17 Hanover Street 1835-38
    17 Rose Street 1837 Pigot 1837
    Engraved advertisement (sampler) in Edin Dir 1835.
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1837
  • SMITH, William engraver and lithographic printer Edinburgh
    writing master 1 Thistle Street 1834
    30 Hanover Street 1835-47
    writing master and lithographer 1 Hanover Street 1848-49
    engraver and lithographic printer same address 1850-55
    writing master 43 Northumberland Street 1856-80
    Formerly in partnership with John Smith.
    Edin Dir; Schenck
  • SMITH, William newspaper office Edinburgh
    of The North British Advertiser Melbourne Cottage 1841-43
    30 Royal Circus 1844
    British Guarantee Association same address 1845-46
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, William printer Edinburgh
    11 Dalrymple Place 1848-50
    Edin Dir
  • SMITH, William printer and bookseller Glasgow
    bookseller Foot of the Salt-Mercat 1760-68
    printer Glasgow 1769
    printer and bookseller Foot of the Salt-mercat 1771-82
    No 5 above the well, in the Salt-mercat 1783
    Foot of Salt-mercat 1784-1787
    West side Saltmarket. Jones 1787.
    Glasgow 1791
    Burgess and Guild Brother as serving apprentice with deceased Alexander Miller printer and after his death with Robert Urie printer 16 May 1775. John M'Gilchrist merchant Burgess and Guild Brother as married to Janet daughter to William Smith printer 17 August 1775. Not in Jones's Directory for 1789. He was part author of Peace and unity recommended. Glasgow, 1766.
    NLS Impr Ind; GlasBurg; Glas Dir
  • SMITH, William bookseller perfumer and hair dresser Nairn
    2 Bridge Street 1852
    Slater 1852
  • SMITH, William G. librarian Fintry
    Fintry 1852
    Librarian of the Fintry Library
    Slater 1852
  • SMITON [SMEATON, SMEITON], Alexander bookbinder Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1754-59
    Brown's Close, Luckenbooths 1760-84
    Mrs Smeiton same address 1786-90
    Forrester's Wynd 1793
    Smeiton & Miller same address 1794-97
    Burgess in right of wife Christian, daughter to deceased William Carse, wigmaker 4 September 1745. Stopt marriage between Matthew Oliphant weaver and Agnes Carss relict of Alexander Weems barber and wigmaker 20 January 1754. Binding bill of 1778 and bill dated 8 March 1786 from Christian Smiton in George Wallace papers EUL. Apprentices: Charles Elliot (bookseller) Burgess 8 April 1772. Robert Miller 11 May 1797, Burgess same day; James Watt 11 May 1797, Burgess same day.
    EdinBurg; EdinMarr; Edin Dir; EdinPren
  • SMITTON, James paper maker and linseed crusher Auchterarder
    Nether Coul 1832-40
    Mill No 75. 'In Perth At Thomas Menzies, County Place on Fridays.' He was still making paper there when the New Statistical Account was written in 1840, but the waters of the Ruthven were not powerful enough for a paper machine and by 1845 paper was no longer being made there.
    Thomson; Pigot 1837; Ewen Jardine. 'The history of paper mills in Central Scotland'. IPH Yearbook vol.7 1988 81-93
  • SMYTH, James engraver Edinburgh
    33 Castle Street 1826
    Edin Dir
  • SMYTH [SMITH], John lithographic printer Edinburgh
    30 Hanover Street 1840-47
    lithographer and engraver 30 Hanover Street - house 12 Fettes Row 1845
    John Smyth 12 Fettes Row 1848-50
    Edin Dir
  • SMYTH, Robert printer Edinburgh
    At the Netherbow 1592-1602
    Probably the Robert Smythe of Westbury in Wiltshire who in February 1565 was apprenticed to Hugh Singleton, stationer of London. He started to print in Edinburgh in 1592, and was one of the complainers to the Town Council 2 February 1592 against John Norton for selling books retail in Edinburgh. He bought books from Plantin in Antwerp, together with Henry Charteris and Thomas Vautrollier. He married Catherine Norwell, widow of Bassandyne. She died 8 August 1593, will registered 2 June 1596. He married secondly, Jonet Gairden. They had three children, Robert who was baptised 7 November 1596, David and Isobel. Smyth died 1 May 1602, his will was registered 17 February 1604. The inventory and that of his first wife were printed in Bann.Misc.ii,233 and 218. He was succeeded by Thomas Finlason who purchased his privileges, stock and equipment in October 1602. David Smyth son to the late Robert Smyth printer was apprenticed 8 October 1617 with John Little tailor.
    Aldis 1904; Dickson & Edmond.475; EBS.i.15; Lee. Appendix xv,lxxi; Scottish Antiquary iv,174; STC; EdinTest; EdinPren; Colin Clair. 'Christopher Plantin's trade connexions with England and Scotland.' Library 3rd series xiv,43-5 (1959)
  • SNODGRASS, Niven bookseller Glasgow
    7 Bazar 1828
    Glas Dir
  • SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE Edinburgh
    Robert Grant & Son 82 Princes Street 1847-52
    54 Princes Street 1853-67
    49 Queen street 1868
    Edin Dir
  • SOCIETY [IN SCOTLAND] FOR PROMOTING RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE AMONG THE POOR
    Edinburgh 1788-92
    At Mr David Niven's Baron Grant's Closs 1793
    Edinburgh 1794-98
    29 Gayfield Square 1825-26
    2 Hill Street 1827-28
    13 George Street 1829-58
    John Moncrieff treasurer 1825-26; William Whyte treasurer 1837-55.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir





    SOCIETY FOR PROPAGATING CHRISTANITY AMONG THE JEWS Edinburgh
    50 South Bridge 1827-32
    13 Queen Street 1833
    Edin Dir
  • SOCIETY FOR PROPAGATING RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE Edinburgh
    Society Hall, Nether Bow 1827
    49 Queen Street 1830-43
    John Tawse Secretary 1840.
    Edin Dir
  • SOCIETY [IN SCOTLAND] FOR PROPAGATING CHRISTIAN [RELIGIOUS] KNOWLEDGE Edinburgh
    Society Hall, Netherbow 1815
    Society Close, 15 Netherbow New Dir 1824
    Society Hall, Nether Bow 1827-28
    49 Queen street 1827-90
    23 York Place 1891-94
    11 Alva Street 1895-20th Century
    John Tawse secretary 1837-46. The address 1847-50 is that of John Tawse WS.
    Edin Dir
  • SOCIETY [IN SCOTLAND] FOR PROMOTING RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE AMONG THE POOR
    Edinburgh 1788-92
    At Mr David Niven's Baron Grant's Closs 1793
    Edinburgh 1794-98
    29 Gayfield Square 1825-26
    2 Hill Street 1827-28
    13 George Street 1829-58
    John Moncrieff treasurer 1825-26; William Whyte treasurer 1837-55.
    NLS Impr Ind; Edin Dir
  • SOCIETY [IN SCOTLAND] FOR PROPAGATING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE
    William Broun in Edinburgh elected bookseller to the Society 1731
    Hall of the Society, Wariston's Closs Edinburgh 1743
    M. Gray appointed bookseller 1794
    Society's Library 1798
    Hall 19 High Street New Dir 1824
    Founded in 1701 by a few private gentlemen in Edinburgh interested in combating the influence of the Church of Rome in the Highlands by setting up schools, the Society received a Royal Character in 1709. By 1723 they had a bookseller for on March 15th of that year they enacted rules Anent the Bookseller, and Books to be given to poor scholars. The bookseller was responsible for the distribution of books to the Society's schools. This arrangement continued until the Society appointed a Librarian in the late eighteenth-century. There is a considerable contemporary literature on the Society which is of great interest. I. Graham Andrew. A brief survey of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge. 1957 is the only modern work. It is not always accurate.
    NLS Impr Ind
  • SOLINGEN, Joshua Van printer Edinburgh
    Solingen & Colmar in the Grassmarket at the foot of Heriot's Bridge 1682-6
    Lindsay, Kniblo, Solingen and Colmar same address 1683
    Kniblo, Solingen & Colmar same address 1684
    David Lindsay was appointed one of the King's Printers 23 November 1682 and brought over Solingen and Colmar to print Murray's Acts. See also LINDSAY, David
    Aldis 1904
  • SOMMERS, Thomas glasier and print seller Edinburgh
    Parliament Square 1774-76
    King's Glazier and printseller Marquis of Tweedale's Close 1777
    Head of Fleshmarket Close 1778-80
    Tron Church 1782-84
    Clamshell Turnpike 1786-88
    Engraved a broadside plates of the funeral of The duke of Rothes and of the opening of Patliament, both in 1769.
    Edin Dir
  • SOMMERVILLE & AITKEN bookbinder Glasgow
    169 Trongate 1815
    George Sommerville same address 1818
    Glas Dir
  • SOMMERVILLE, FULLERTON & Co stationer Edinburgh
    9 Blair Street 1823-25
    Sommerville, White and Fullerton wholesale and retail stationers 9 and 11 Blair Street 1826-29 rag warehouse 12 Blair Street 1827
    [W.] Somerville, [Andrew] Whyte & Co same address 1828-30
    9 and 11 Blair Street 1831-32
    41 St Andrew Square 1833-34
    William Sommerville & Son 8 South St David's Street 1835-37
    same address and Dalmore Mill, near Pennycuick 1838-39
    Sommerville & Son 6 Drummond Street 1840-43
    Edin Dir; Pigot 1825
  • SOMMERVILLE, WHYTE & Co wholesale stationers Edinburgh
    Sommerville, Fullerton & Co 9 Blair Street 1823-25
    Sommerville [W.] White [Andrew] and Fulle[a]rton wholesale and retail stationers 9 and 11 Blair Street 1826-29
    [W.] Somerville, [Andrew] Whyte & Co same address 1830-32
    41 St Andrew Square 1833-34
    8 South St David's Street 1835
    William Sommerville & Son wholesale stationers and papermakers same address 1835-37
    same address and Dalmore Mill, near Pennycuick 1838-39
    6 Drummond Street and Dalmore Mill 1840-45
    Dalmuir [Dalmore] Mill Pennycuick 1847-76
    David Somerville of Thomas Whyte & Co Big Jack's Close 1850-51
    William Sommerville Burgess and Guild Brother 21 March 1831. Whyte was probably Andrew Whyte.
    Edin Dir; EdinBurg; Pigot 1837; Thomson
  • SOMMERVILLE papermaker Lasswade
    William Grieve Kevock [Bank] Mill 1842-47
    -- Sommerville same address 1848
    Archibald F. Somerville same address 1849-78
    William Alfred Sommerville same address 1879-94
    Kevock mill was in the hands of William Grieve before 1845 and in 1847. John Strachan is given as [of] Kevoch Mills in 1847.
    Edin Dir
  • SOMERVILE & Co lithographers Glasgow
    29 Brunswick Place and Crown Street, Gorbals 1847
    Schenck
  • SOMMERVILLE, Mrs lapidary, seal engraver and mineral dealer Edinburgh
    E. Sommerville & Son 18 West Register Street 1842-44
    Mrs Sommeville 19 West Register Street 1845
    18 West Register Street 1846-50
    20 West Register Street 1851-57
    13 West Register Street 1858-63
    49 Carrubbers Court 1864-67
    no trade same address 1868
    Edin Dir
  • SOMERVILLE, Alexander newspaper agent Edinburgh
    wine merchant Malta Crescent 1826-28
    Agent for the Sun newspaper 9 Malta Crescent 1829
    17 Clyde Street 1830-33
    Agent for the True Sun newspaper & Crown Life Office same address 1834
    Edin Dir; Gray 1834
  • SOMMERVILLE, Alston merchant printer Glasgow
    Calton 1831
    Burgess and Guild Brother as eldest son to Robert Sommerville weaver 8 November 1831.
    GlasBurg
  • SOMMERVILLE, Archibald F. papermaker and wholesale stationer Glasgow and Lasswade
    19½ St Vincent Place 1847
    William Grieve Kevock Bank Mill 1842-47
    Sommerville same address 1848
    Archibald F. Somerville same address 1849-78
    William Alfred Sommerville same address 1879-94
    Kevock mill(Mill No 23) was in the hands of William Grieve before 1845 and in 1847. John Strachan is given as [of] Kevoch Mills in 1847, and Morton Sommerville Kevoch Mill in 1860 mill list .
    Glas Dir; Edin Dir; Slater 1852; Thomson; Mill List 1876 in NLS
  • SOMMERVELL, Daniel teacher of engraving, etching and drawing from the antique and from landscape Edinburgh
    portrait painter 7 James Square 1813-18
    6 James Square 1819
    7 St James' Square 1820-23
    teacher of engraving &c. same address 1824-29
    artist same address 1830-31
    5 St James Square 1832
    Christian name New Dir 1824. 9 James Square New Dir 1824. 17 St James Square Edin Dir 1826,
    Edin Dir
  • SOMMERVILLE, George bookbinder Glasgow
    Sommerville & Aitken, 169 Trongate 1815
    George Sommerville same address 1818
    180 Saltmarket 1819
    4 Saltmarket 1820
    Glas Dir; Pigot 1820
  • SOMMERVILLE, J. lapidary, seal engraver and jeweller Edinburgh
    18 West Register Street 1834-37
    Gray 1834; 1835; 1836; 1837
  • SOMERVILLE, James apprentice printer Edinburgh
    Edinburgh 1760
    Son of John Somerville, gunsmith in Canongate, apprenticed to Walter Ruddiman & John Richardson printers for 6 years 23 April 1760.
    EdinPren
  • SOMERVILLE, James engraver Edinburgh
    16 Gilmore Place 1840
    Brown & Somerville engravers, printers and lithographers 6 Hanover Street 1841
    James Somerville same address 1842-46
    Edin Dir
  • SOMMERVILLE, John engraver Edinburgh
    39 St Leonards Street 1835
    2 Salisbury Street 1836
    39 St Leonards Street 1837
    11 West Adam Street 1838-40
    1 East Adam Street 1841-42
    10 East Adam Street 1843
    Edin Dir


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