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Reid, Peter, bookseller, printer and seller of fishing materials, Wick

Record IDcni00057539
Last Edit2014-03-14

General Note

Born Gallowhill, Wick 1809, died 18 February 1886. Set up a printing press in 1832, probably taking over W. Todd's press. Published “The John O'Groat Journal and Caithness Monthly” 1st February 1836. Within 16 months it was a weekly. From 1836-42 it was edited by Benjamin Miller Kennedy. It warmly adopted political reform, free trade, temperance, and non intrusion. Kennedy went to Arbroath and after an interlude was succeeded as editor by John Mackie of Fraserburgh about 1845. In 1850 Mackie broke away and started “The Northern Ensign”.

More Information

Dates of Activity1829-1852
Activitybookseller, printer and seller of fishing materials
& newspaper printer (1836 - 1852)
Online Ressourcehttp://www.nls.uk/
Scottish Book Trade Index online (list)

Place of Activity

Place of ActivityWick; Bridge End Pulteney (1829 - 1837)
Wick; *Bridge End Pulteney (1836 - 1852)


HeadingReid, Peter, bookseller, printer and seller of fishing materials, Wick
used in: National Library of Scotland, Scottish Book Trade Index


Found inPigot 1837. — Slater 1852. — Cowan. — John Mowat. 'Books and Printing in Caithness' Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society vi 84-94 (1920)

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