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Reminiscences of the Royal Burgh of Haddington
And Old East Lothian Agriculturists by John Martine (1883)


THE articles which form this volume appeared some years ago, at intervals, in the columns of the Haddingtonshire Courier, and latterly in the Haddingtonshire Advertiser.

Many old friends importuned me, again and again, to collect and publish them in a volume, assuring me that they would be read with interest.

In compliance more with their wishes than my own, I venture to place them before the public of East Lothian, and others, and I hope they may prove interesting.

The articles are very varied and desultory, and I am sensible that many defects and omissions will be found in them, but I trust that critics will not be too hard on me, as this is my first attempt in book-making.

I beg sincerely to thank very many old friends who encouraged me in my task by readily and kindly ordering copies of my volume.

16 Viewforth Terrace,
Edinburgh, January, 1883.


West Port, Etc.
The High Street
Sidegate, Etc.
Market Street and Newton Port
Custom Stone, Church Street, Sans, Etc.
Reminiscences of the Nungate
Old Haddington and the Market Cross
Old Burghal Possessions
The Tyne and its Spates
Coal and Candle
The Haddington Goat
Haddington in the War Times
Old Haddington Ladies
Old Haddington Burgh Elections
Incorporations of Baxters or Bakers
Incorporation of Shoemakers
Incorporation of Weavers
The Incorporation of Hammermen
Brave Haddington for Me
Old Haddington and its Characters
Haddington Grain Market
Lizzie Richardson
Haddington Burgh Schools
Old Ecclesiastical Buildings in Haddington
Town of Haddington Library
Haddington Old Sunday School
The Convention of Royal Burghs
Postal Reminiscences
County Smuggling in Old Times
Old Burgh Elections and the Lauder Raid
Richard Gall, An East Lothian Poet
James Mylne of Lochhill
Old Camps on the Lammermuir Hills
The Carfraes of Yester
Bara Church and Churchyard
Reminiscences of the Parish of Morham
Crossgate Hall
John Cockburn of Ormiston
George Rennie of Phantassie and Andrew Meikle
Robert Brown of Markle
William Brodie of Upper Keith and Amisfield Mains
Adam Bogue or Woodhall and Linplum
John Hepburn of Bearford
Robert Tweedie of West Hopes
Farm Stewards in East Lothian

The Lamp of Lothian
Or, The History of Haddington in connection with the public affairs of East Lothian and of Scotland from the earliest records to 1844 with biographical sketch of the author by James Miller (1900) (pdf)

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