Trade card of George Brown, cook,
confectioner and baker, whose premises were at 2
Queensferry Street in the west end of Edinburgh.
George Brown's business had both a bread baking
department and a confectionery and cooking department.
The trade card lists amongst his specialities; 'viennoise
boulangerie', 'biscuits always fresh and crisp',
'fowls trussed and cooked', 'pitkeathly bannocks'
and 'aerated bannocks'.
(National Archives of Scotland reference GD136/1340)
Trade card of Gibson & Sons,
plumbers, trading at 8 Greenside Street, Edinburgh,
undated. According to the Post Office directories
Gibson's were trading from 8 Greenside Place from
the late 1830's until c.1850.
(National Archives of Scotland reference GD155/1340
Detail from account of M Wingrave
& Co, straw and Tuscan hat manufacturers, 1831.
The account was for making 3 Dunstable bonnets.
The shop premises illustrated are on the north side
of George Street in Edinburgh - where the George
Hotel is now situated.
(National Archives of Scotland reference GD46/15/182)
Detail from letterhead of Robert Morton, Jeweller
and Plate Manufacturer, Princes Street, Edinburgh,
1821. The account is for a telescope.
(National Archives of Scotland reference GD46/15/160)