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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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Writers to the Signet

John Finlay.

in The Community of the College of Justice

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Law. 14476 words.

This chapter investigates the role of writers to the signet as College members. It distinguishes members of the Society of Writers to the Signet from ordinary writers, and examines the...

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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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Craig, James Thomson Gibson- (1799–1886), writer to the signet and book collector

Alan Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 489 words.

Craig, James Thomson Gibson- (1799–1886), writer to the signet and book collector, was born on 12 March 1799, the second son of Sir James Gibson Craig (1765–1850), clerk of the signet, of...

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writer to the Signet

Overview page.

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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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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Signet, A writer to the

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 8 words.

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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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Scott, Walter (1771–1832)

Donald Rutherford.

in The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

January 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Individual Economists. 577 words.

Scott was on born 15 August 1771, the son of a writer to the signet (solicitor) in Edinburgh, and

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Roughead, William

Lindsay Farmer.

in The New Oxford Companion to Law

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 227 words.

William Roughead (1870–1952) was a Writer to the Signet in Edinburgh who became a leading commentator on criminal

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Greig, Sir James

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 96 words.

Kt 1921; CB 1911

Born e s of late John Borthwick Greig, Writer to the Signet, Parliamentary Agent; m Jeannie Taylor (d 1931), ...

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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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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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