Album of letters to and printed items collected by William Ford, bookseller, Manchester, through his involvement in the Edinburgh book trade. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.18000

Dates

  • 1810-1830. (Creation)

Extents

  • 81 Items (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1980.

  • Arrangement

    81 items.

  • Scope and Contents

    The album includes letters from several prominent Edinburgh figures of the early 19th century such as Thomas Thomson, Deputy Clerk Register, and Edward W A Drummond Hay, Principal Clerk, Lyon Office. Both men appear to have been in regular correspondence with William Ford. Amongst the printed items is an "Inventory of Work done for the State by his Majesty's Printer in Scotland 1642-1647" (Edinburgh, 1815), edited by Thomas Thomson. There are also a number of newspaper reports of meetings of the Scottish Society of Antiquaries, 1828-1829, and some drawings of Edinburgh personalities and scenes.

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