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Booksellers and bookselling

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = AMS

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from E. Gordon Duff to Mr. Johnston, and fragment

Identifier: Coll-1280
Scope and Contents The letter from E. Gordon Duff is dated Tuesday 7 January 1913, on paper embossed with the arms of the Athenaeum, Liverpool. It is written to 'Dear Mr Johnston' . The letter refers to 'the two books in the Laing portraits'. Apparently the book 'on the table in the sitting portrait was a copy of some Scottish Acts'. The book had been 'sold in the final Laing sale'. When Duff had seen it a couple of months before writing the letter 'it was in the hands of a London firm of...
Dates: 1913

Letter from George Georgeson Stalhberg to bookseller James Dodsley, 19 February 1777

 Item — Box CLX-A-479
Identifier: Coll-1848/23-0102
Scope and Contents This is a letter from Swedish politican George Georgeson Stalhberg to James Dodsley, sent from Edinburgh to London on the 19th of February 1777. Stahlberg wrote to Dodsley, a successful bookseller, because he wanted him to sell his book entitled "An [sic] History of the late Revolution in Sweden [...]" in his shop. Stahlberg's book is a pejorative account of the coup d'État by Gustav III that happened in Sweden on the 19th of August 1772. The "revolution" was carried out without bloodshed,...
Dates: 19 February 1777

Letter from H. G. Aldis to Mr. Johnston

Identifier: Coll-1279
Scope and Contents The letter from H. G. A. (Harry Gidney Aldis) is dated 2 February 1913, Candlemas day, on paper embossed with Grennan, Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge. It is written to 'My dear Johnston' . The letter refers to no further word 'heard from the Astronomer Royal about the incunabula which he is so yearning to send to Cambridge for possible identification'. The letter also talks about illness in the library and about how work offers 'much arrears to mop up before we can venture to start on...
Dates: 1913

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Adam and Charles Black, publishers, 20 February 1906

Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/1
Scope and Contents

The publishers provide sales figures for copies of Ewart's book The Penycuik Experiments.

Dates: 20 February 1906

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Adlard and Son, printers, 26 February 1906

Identifier: Coll-14/9/12/2
Scope and Contents

The printers ask Ewart to inform them how many copies of The Penycuik Experiments he wishes to have, as they still have a considerable amount in store.

Dates: 26 February 1906

Minutes of the EGS Team Meeting, 15 Feb 1984

Identifier: GD61/1/1/3/1
Scope and Contents Topics discussed include: the Northern Switchboards' Conference; training sessions; the 10th anniversary celebrations for the Befriending Service; the treasurer's report; Radio Forth receiving a forged letter claiming the Switchboard has closed; and a report on a 'transvestism' seminar.Note that transvestism is a historical term used to describe individuals who wear clothes associated with a gender other than their gender assigned at birth.Also discussed is a request...
Dates: 15 Feb 1984

Minutes of the EGS Trust Team Meeting, 15 Mar 1989

Identifier: GD61/1/1/4/33
Scope and Contents

Topics discussed include: a report on purchasing computers (a copy of the report is attached to minutes); vacant posts; concerns about renting out premises to non-gay groups; accommodation at the Cumbrae Conference; and a comment that West and Wilde are selling condoms and lubricant containing Nonoxynol‐9 (historically believed to prevent transmission of HIV).

Dates: 15 Mar 1989

Minutes of the SHRG Edinburgh Branch Policy Meeting, 28 Jul 1980

Identifier: GD61/1/3/5
Scope and Contents

Topics discussed include: a report from the Treasurer covering finances; proposal regarding the purchasing of tea and coffee; the Drama Group; installing a bookshop; an update on discos; resignation of the editor of Gay Scotland; room alterations; and proposal to establish a youth group after the change of law with the introduction of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980.

Dates: 28 Jul 1980

Minutes of the SHRG Edinburgh Branch Policy Meeting, 22 Dec 1980

Identifier: GD61/1/3/14
Scope and Contents

Topics discussed include: the stocking of Gay News in a Public Library; reports from the Befrienders and Bookshop Sub-Groups; fundraising and price rises; and an enquiry about banning someone from the premises.

Dates: 22 Dec 1980

Minutes of the SHRG Edinburgh Branch Special General Meeting, 24 Nov 1980

Identifier: GD61/1/3/12
Scope and Contents

Topics discussed include: a vote to remove a member from the Branch Committee; a finance update; repots from subgroups (including: Women, Books, Hypermarket, Disco, National Executive Committee (NEC), Committee, Communications, and Development); a letter from Lothian Regional Council Labour Group discussing job discrimination; complaints received by members; and objections to a Christmas card stocked in the Open Gaze Bookshop.

Dates: 24 Nov 1980