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Elder, John, bookseller, bookbinder and stationer, Edinburgh

Record IDcni00053487
Last Edit2014-03-14

General Note

Burgess in right of father Henry Elder weaver 2 November 1786; Member of the Edinburgh Bookseller's Society 31 March 1787. Guild Brother 13 April 1797; Married Elizabeth daughter of William Cleghorn bookbinder 22 September 1789. Agent for the Cheap Repository Tracts. Indicted for publishing “The declaration of the rights of man by the National Assembly” September 1792. Apprentice: Joseph Clark 29 November 1789. Menzies Bain and Robert Elder clerks or shopmen 1792, witnesses in his trial for sedition. Indictment NLS L.C.1133(5)

More Information

Dates of Activity1786-1805
Activitybookseller, bookbinder and stationer
bookbinder (1805)
Online Ressourcehttp://www.nls.uk/
Scottish Book Trade Index online (list)

Place of Activity

Place of ResidenceEdinburgh; 37 North Bridge (1793)
Place of ActivityEdinburgh; Middle of the Horsewynd (1786 - 1788)
Edinburgh; 9 North Bridge (1792 - 1801)
Edinburgh; Parliament Square (1800 - 1802)
Binding Shop and house
Edinburgh; 41 North Bridge (1801 - 1802)
Edinburgh; Post-House Stairs Parliament Close & Foot New Bank Close (1803 - 1805)
Edinburgh; Old Post Office Stairs, Parliament Close (1804)
Edinburgh; Parliament Square (1805)

Related Entries

See alsoJohn Watson John Elder & Co (1791)
19 & 20 Parliament Close, **Edinburgh
John Elder (1791)
7 North Bridge, **Edinburgh


HeadingElder, John, bookseller, bookbinder and stationer, Edinburgh
used in: National Library of Scotland, Scottish Book Trade Index


Found inNLS Impr Ind. — Chapbook Printers. — EdinBurg. — EdinMarr. — Edin Dir. — EdinPren. — Sher. Edinburgh Booksellers


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