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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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Anderson, John (1798–1839), genealogist and writer to the signet

Lionel Alexander Ritchie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 585 words.

Anderson, John (1798–1839), genealogist and writer to the signet, was born on 16 August 1798, the eldest of four children of Peter Anderson (1768–1823), a solicitor in Inverness, and his...

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writer to the Signet

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 31 words.

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 ...

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36. (3) Mr John Richmond Clerk To Mr Wilson Writer To The Signet Edinburgh

Robert Burns.

Edited by J. De Lancey Ferguson and G. Ross Roy.

in The Letters of Robert Burns, Vol. 1: 1780–1789 (Second Edition)

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

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367. (18) [Mr Robert Ain]Slie [W]Riter To The Signet Edinr

Robert Burns.

Edited by J. De Lancey Ferguson and G. Ross Roy.

in The Letters of Robert Burns, Vol. 1: 1780–1789 (Second Edition)

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

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199A. (2) Mr William Dunbar Writer To The Signet St David'S Street

Robert Burns.

Edited by J. De Lancey Ferguson and G. Ross Roy.

in The Letters of Robert Burns, Vol. 1: 1780–1789 (Second Edition)

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

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274. (4) Mr William Dunbar Writer To The Signet St. David'S Street Edinr

Robert Burns.

Edited by J. De Lancey Ferguson and G. Ross Roy.

in The Letters of Robert Burns, Vol. 1: 1780–1789 (Second Edition)

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

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309. (5) Mr William Dunbar Writer To The Signet St. David'S Street Edinr

Robert Burns.

Edited by J. De Lancey Ferguson and G. Ross Roy.

in The Letters of Robert Burns, Vol. 1: 1780–1789 (Second Edition)

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

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21. (1) Mr John Richmond Clerk With Mr William Wilson Writer To The Signet Edinr1

Robert Burns.

Edited by J. De Lancey Ferguson and G. Ross Roy.

in The Letters of Robert Burns, Vol. 1: 1780–1789 (Second Edition)

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

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33. (2) Mr John Richmond Clerk With Mr William Wilson Writer To The Signet Edinr

Robert Burns.

Edited by J. De Lancey Ferguson and G. Ross Roy.

in The Letters of Robert Burns, Vol. 1: 1780–1789 (Second Edition)

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

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382. (6) Mr William Dunbar, Writer To The Signet St. David'S Street Edinr

Robert Burns.

Edited by J. De Lancey Ferguson and G. Ross Roy.

in The Letters of Robert Burns, Vol. 2: 1790–1796 (Second Edition)

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

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561. (20) [Robert Ainslie Es]Q: Writer To The Signet St James' Street, Edinr

Robert Burns.

Edited by J. De Lancey Ferguson and G. Ross Roy.

in The Letters of Robert Burns, Vol. 2: 1790–1796 (Second Edition)

Primary Text. Subjects: Literature.

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MacGillivray, William

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing. 166 words.

Born 1823; e s of Alexander MacGillivray of Stonehaven; m 1868, Margaret Dods, Musselburgh; three s; died 23 Nov. 1917

JP; Writer to the Signet since ...

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Haldane, Sir William Stowell

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing. 86 words.

Kt, 1912; Writer to the Signet; BL Edin

Born Edinburgh, 1864; y s of Robert Haldane of Cloanden, WS, and Mary Elizabeth Burdon Sanderson; m 1892...

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Ker, Major Allan Ebenezer

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 41 words.

VC, late The Gordon Highlanders

Born e s of Robert Darling Ker, Writer to Her Majesty’s Signet; died 12 Sept. 1958

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Mackenzie, William Forbes (1807–1862), politician and temperance reformer

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; UK Politics. 404 words.

Mackenzie, William Forbes (1807–1862), politician and temperance reformer, born on 18 April 1807 at Portmore, Peeblesshire, was the third and eldest surviving son of Colin Mackenzie, writer...

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Dickson, Lt-Col Maurice Rhynd

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 105 words.

DSO 1918

Born 2 Jan. 1882; s of John Farquhar Dickson and Ann Macdonald; m 1910; three d; died 10 Jan. 1940

Writer to the Signet; Partner of J. & W....

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Edmond, John Philip

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Literature; Publishing. 102 words.

Born 28 July 1850; e s of J. Edmond, bookbinder, Aberdeen; m 1872, Barbara Janet, y d of William Sinclair, wholesale druggist; one s three d; died 30 Jan. 1906

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Blair, Lt-Col Alexander Stevenson

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 179 words.

CMG 1916; CBE 1933; TD; DL; JP; Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh; BA (Oxon)

Born 3 June 1865; e s of late Patrick Blair, Advocate, Sheriff-Substitute of...

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Preston, William (1742–1818), printer and writer

H. R. Tedder.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Publishing. 676 words.

Preston, William (1742–1818), printer and writer, was born on 28 July 1742 in Edinburgh, the second son of William Preston (d. 1751), writer to the signet, and Helena, née Cumming, of...

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Skelton, Sir John [pseud. Shirley] (1831–1897), writer

[Anon.].

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature. 800 words.

Skelton, Sir John [pseud. Shirley] (1831–1897), writer, was born in Edinburgh on 18 July 1831, the only son of James Skelton of Sandford Newton, writer to the signet and sheriff-substitute...

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