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.
Papers of George Walker (fl 1860), bailie, Aberdeen
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George Walker was town bailie, Aberdeen, c 1860.
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Deposited in the University post-1912, by J.F.K. Johnstone
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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.
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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)
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