Papers of George Walker (fl 1860), bailie, Aberdeen

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Bibliographical notes relating to printing in Aberdeen, 1624-63, compiled by George Walker, bailie, Aberdeen, c 1860. The notes, both printed and manuscript, relate principally to Edward Raban (1579 -1658), Aberdeen burgh's first official town printer.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Walker was town bailie, Aberdeen, c 1860.

Arrangement

Single item

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

Deposited in the University post-1912, by J.F.K. Johnstone

Other Finding Aids

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

Alternative Form Available

No copies known

Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Custodial History

These papers were used by John Philip Edmond in compiling The Aberdeen printers, Edward Raban to James Nicol, 1620-1736. Hand-list of books printed at Aberdeen or by Aberdeen printers, 1620-1736 (Aberdeen: Edmond & Spark, 1886); and by A. Webster Robertson and J.F.K. Johnstone, whilst researching Bibliographia Aberdonensis, 2 vols. (Aberdeen: Third Spalding Club, 1929-30).

It is believed that A. Webster Robertson placed the collection in the care of J.F.K. Johnstone in 1912, and that he gave it in turn to P.J. Anderson or W. D. Simpson, for deposit in the University.

Accruals

No accruals expected

Related Material

Letter from George Walker and Gerlake Gower to P. J. Anderson, 27 May 1903, enclosing poems (printed) and photographs (1 folder) (GB 231 MS 2994)

Notebook of William Walker containing Poems of Lilias Skene, 1665-96, notes on the life of Edward Raban (1579 -1658), 1851, and account of Aberdeen, transcribed by William Walker (1840-1931) (1 volume) (GB 231 MS 2774)

Discharge, by Edward Raban (1579 -1658), of Aberdeen, printer, to Simon Greggor, 1622 March 12 (framed photograph: original document in municipal archives, St Andrews) (GB 231 MS 0217)

Bibliography

John Philip Edmond, The Aberdeen printers, Edward Raban to James Nicol, 1620-1736. Hand-list of books printed at Aberdeen or by Aberdeen printers, 1620-1736 (Aberdeen: Edmond & Spark, 1886)

Bibliographia Aberdonensis, edited by J.F.K. Johnstone, 2 vols. (Aberdeen: Third Spalding Club, 1929-30)

Additional Information

This material is original