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St Ube’s Salt

For those interested in curing fish, there is good news! A LARGE QUANTITY of St UBE’S SALT has arrived on Christian the Seventh and is now available to view on board said ship. Samples can also be viewed at Mr T Muldrup’s down at the Shore of Leith, or at Messrs John and John Learmonth …

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Professional Concert

Delightfully, the First PROFESSIONAL CONCERT of this Season is nearly upon us, to be held at George Street Assembly Rooms “some time after the QUEEN’S ASSEMBLY”. Patrons should send in their names as soon as possible, before the Subscription closes. Excerpt taken from: Caledonian Mercury, 4 Jan. 1800. British Library Newspapers, accessed via National Library …

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Dr Stuart’s House, Cowgate Subjects

And so to property. Firstly, the rather grand sounding Dr Stuart’s House, in NICHOLSON’S STREET, “having three entrances from different ftreets”. As well as the impressive sounding main dwelling (with twelve fire-rooms, no less), features of the entire estate include a coach-houfe, a hen-houfe, and “nearly quarter of an acre fronting Richmond Place, extending almoft …

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Muggerland, Sheriff and Dudgeon

Today is a day of fabulous names. First up, we have Sheriff and Dudgeon, with their “FANCY ARTICLES for Ball Dresses”, including “Gold and Silver Trimmings of all kind, Silk Ditto, Fancy Flowers and Wreaths” amongst many other items, not least Snow Shoes and Black Lace. The Ladies (respectfully informed) can purchase these items at …

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Hurlophusicon and Thaumaturgick

Some pure word-magic (if not exactly other-magic) from Mr BOAZ, keen to demonstrate his astonishing arts to the “many curious, many ingenious persons” who have so far failed to see one of his shows due to their popularity (“who, from the constant overflow of company, could not possibly get admittance”). Those of inquisitive and contemplative …

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A Vessel from France, Stocks

A sorry tale from Dover, reported in two installments by a London correspondent. A vessel from France struck the Mole rocks and started to sink on the 27th day of December, leaving three passengers on board. “They are ftill crying out, and will no doubt perifh.” A moment of bravery and hope was reported in …

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