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Edinburgh sold by Arch. Gilchrist & Co. at their warehouse behind the city-guard ....

Author [Gilchrist, Archibald]
Title Edinburgh sold by Arch. Gilchrist & Co. at their warehouse behind the city-guard ....
Imprint [Edinburgh ; Archibald Gilchrist]
Date of Publication [1781]
Language English
Notes This is a fascinating piece of late 18th-century printed ephemera. It is an engraved trade card for the Edinburgh haberdasher Archibald Gilchrist which provides a list of goods that he sold at his "warehouse behind the city-guard". Around the middle of the eighteenth century Gilchrist had moved from Lanarkshire to establish his business in Edinburgh. At that time he was one of only two haberdashers in the city, the other being John Neil. The business became Archibald Gilchrist & Co. when two of his nephews named Mackinlay became partners. On Gilchrist's death the company was dissolved and around 1788 his son, also Archibald (c.1766-1804), set up as a haberdasher on the South Bridge.
Shelfmark AP.1.210.12
Acquired on 29/05/10
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