Scotland's regional print economy in the nineteenth century

  The Scottish publishing and printing industries in the nineteenth century left many documentary traces, but most research on the publishing and printing industries in 19th century Scotland has concentrated on centres such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. My research is focused on Scotland's regional centres of print production, which served the business, administrative, political and leisure needs of an increasingly urbanised population. For this study, the 'gateway' town of Dumfries and the market town of Perth have been chosen in order to illuminate the trade, its structures and the networks that connect them, using a range of sources including union and business records, trade publications and local newspapers. I also draw on material in Edinburgh Napier University's Edward Clark Collection.

  • Dates:

    2014 to 2018

  • Qualification:

    Doctorate (PhD)

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