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writer to the Signet

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In Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session; originally a clerk in the Secretary of State's office who prepared writs for the Signet.

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Ritchie, William (1781–1831), newspaper editor and proprietor

Lionel Alexander Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism. 848 words.

Ritchie, William (1781–1831), newspaper editor and proprietor, was born in the village of Lundin Mill, Fife, where his father was a flax dresser. At the age of nineteen he moved to...

Jameson, Robert William (1805–1868), newspaper editor and author

[Anon.].

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literature. 287 words.

Jameson, Robert William (1805–1868), newspaper editor and author, born at Leith, Scotland, was the youngest son of Thomas Jameson, merchant, and nephew of Robert Jameson, mineralogist. He...