Books and Borrowing, 1750-1830: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers’ Registers

I’m happy to say that I’ve joined an exciting new project! ‘Books and Borrowing, 1750-1830: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers’ Registers’ is a three-year AHRC-funded project which explores How the untapped potential of Scottish borrowers’ registers can be employed to enrich our knowledge of the histories of books and reading. The project started at the…

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There’s Something About Mary: Johnston v Paisley (1769)

“Miss Graham, I cannot go out but I am dunn’d with poor Mally’s light carriage with the servants and others in the neighbourhood, which you cannot but know. If she behave so now, What will she do afterwards? which has given me more uneasiness than all I heard from Moffat. It is not my children, but every body will talk. I wish I may be preserved from danger at this time of life, and not be made a speech to the whole country. I hope there is no harm done, is all from, your most obedient servant. James Paisley.”

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