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Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory is an impressive record of all aspects of life in Scotland in 1889. Apart from Topographical and Postal Information it contains lists of professionals, landowners, Gentry, farmers, factors, London and Provincial Bankers and a fascinating array of advertisements at the time accompanies the text.
The Slater's Directories form a unique collection of 35 Scottish Counties with invaluable occupational and commercial information for Dumfriesshire for 1889 at the peak of Victoria's reign. The directories with over a quarter of a million entries contain allthe major professions, trades and occupations including taverns and public houses as well as the nobility, gentry and clergy. Even the addresses are identified.
Towns and parishes are detailed for each area and the introduction contains key information including the number of inhabitants (taken from the 1871 census) with a geographical and topographical description and the local history. A description of the main trades, produce, manufacturers and industries of the area or town are also covered. More info
The collection is searchable by surname and forename or the business name for each of the 35 counties. The Trade directories provide an invaluable resource for family history researchers wanting to know more about the area where their ancestors lived and the various trades and businesses where they worked.
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