Monthly Archives: February 2017

A Spotter’s Guide to Boots the Chemist

The Boots Scroll The Boots scroll – the distinctive signature logo – is familiar to everyone. Boots’ name is written in flowing cursive script, with a pennant flowing from the bar of the ‘t’ and an understroke emerging from the ‘s’. This … Continue reading

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 1 to 14 March 1864

Tuesday 1st March The day being fine I went along with Mr Miller, Miss C. Gerrie, Miss Maggie McEwen and Miss Agnes Kerr over to Arnish. We left at ½ past 12 and was back at 5. We enjoyed ourselves … Continue reading

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Angus Macdonald’s Cash Book, 1864 to 1873

Angus Macdonald (1836-74) was an enterprising shopkeeper in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, for a brief period during the 1860s and the early 1870s. From 7 May 1864 until 1873, shortly before his death from phthisis (tuberculosis), he kept a ‘Cash … Continue reading

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 15 to 29 February 1864

Monday 15th February I was in the Fiscal’s office settling with James Stewart for the stock. In the evening I took a walk up the hill and saw Christina. Tuesday 16th February I came to F Stewart’s shop and commenced … Continue reading

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