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Sources for period Scottish names.


NOTE: See also the files: Scot-fem-nam-lst, names-Scot-art, Scotland-msg, cl-Scotland-msg, names-msg, persona-msg, persona-art.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


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   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



From: hrjones at uclink.berkeley.edu (Heather Rose Jones)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Help with Period Highland Given Name, please?

Date: 28 May 1996 01:09:32 GMT

Organization: University of California, Berkeley


tylauren at ccinet.ab.ca wrote:

: Greetings once again.  I do apologize for seeking council again...I

: truly thought I would be able to bipass intrusion on the Rialto by

: buying Surnames of Scotland by George Black.  Unfortunately...i just

: can't afford $120:-(.


Who in the world is trying to scalp you for that price???  I got my new,

hardcover copy of Black for just $50. The book was reprinted in 1993

(ISBN 0-87104-172-3) and you should be able to order it for something

similar to that price from any competent bookstore.  Whoever is trying to

sell a copy for $120 either hasn't heard about the reprinting or

(charitably) may have a first edition or something else of antiquarian

value. Mind you, it still is a hefty investement -- best made if you're

going to be using it to help other people with research.  I can't see

buying a copy for a one-shot project.


Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn



From: s.krossa at aberdeen.ac.uk (Sharon Krossa)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Where to Get Black's _Surnames of Scotland_ (Was: Help with Period Highland Given Name, please?)

Date: Sun, 02 Jun 1996 06:39:05 +0000


Recently there have been requests about where to find copies of Black's

_Surnames of Scotland_, especially where to get it without paying the $120

some bookseller wanted to extort...

Further to my earlier post on this, if it proves that the book is truly out

of print in the USA, it is still in print in the UK, and here are the

details of the UK edition, and of a Scottish bookstore, James Thin Ltd.,

who I'm sure will be more than happy to sell you a copy (aren't credit

cards wonderful?)


The Surnames of Scotland

George F. Black

Birlinn 17.99 pounds (That's about 27 - 30 US dollars)

1874744076 This edition 1993 - Originally 1946

A classic of genealogy, containing over 8000 Scottish families with a

concise history for each.


James Thin Ltd

53-59 South Bridge

Edinburgh EH1 1YS

Scotland, UK


Tel; (0131) 556 6743

Fax; (0131) 557 8149


e-mail: james.thin.ltd at almac.co.uk


They even have a wonderful web site, complete with second hand book catalog

(but keep your grubby paws off the Spalding Club, Scottish Records Society,

Burgh Records Society, Stair Society, et al, volumes -- they're mine! ;-)




Needless to say, they're also a great source for all sorts of other

Scottish books.


Sharon Krossa, who has no connection with James Thin other than to covet

numerous of the books they have on sale...

ska Effric neyn Kennych vic ralte


Sharon Krossa: skrossa at svpal.org (permanent)

-or- s.krossa at aberdeen.ac.uk (until November 1996)



From: mittle at panix.com (Josh Mittleman)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Where to Get Black's _Surnames of Scotland_ (Was: Help with Period Highland Given Name, please?)

Date: 3 Jun 1996 12:57:22 -0400

Organization: PANIX Public Access Internet and Unix, NYC


Black's "Surnames of Scotland" is also available from Heraldry Today.  In

their latest catalogue, they offer the paperback edition for 18 pounds and

the hard cover edition for 48 pounds.  


They can be contacted through their website






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