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Mediaeval Scotland
Chapters on Agriculture, Manufacturers, Factories, Taxation, Revenue, Trade, Commerce, Weights and Measures by R. W. Cochran-Patrick (1892)


These Chapters, with two exceptions, originally appeared in the Glasgow Herald as a series of articles on Early Scotland: and I am much indebted to the proprietors of that paper for their courteous and liberal permission to reprint them. Two articles which appeared in that series, one on the Currency and the other on the Early Mining Industries, are already in a permanent and extended shape in the Introductions to the Records of the Coinage of Scotland and Records of Early Mining in Scotland, and have not been reprinted.

Two Chapters, one on Fisheries and the other on Weights and Measures, now appear for the first time. In connection with the latter I have to express my thanks and obligations to the Lord Provost and Municipal Authorities of Edinburgh, and to the Provost and Municipal Authorities of Stirling, for permission to engrave the interesting ancient national standards still in their custody; and to the City and Depute-City Clerks of Edinburgh; Mr. Galbraith, the Town Clerk of Stirling; Mr. Ferguson, the Town Clerk of Linlithgow; Mr. Annan, the Town Clerk of Lanark; Mr. A. Smith, Lanark, and Mr. A. Johnston, London, for much valuable information and assistance in connection with the subject.

WOODSIDE, BEITH, December, 1891.


Chapter I. Agriculture
Chapter II. Agriculture
Chapter III. Manufactures
Chapter IV. Manufactures
Chapter V. Fisheries
Chapter VI. Taxation and Revenue
Chapter VII. Trade and Commerce
Chapter VIII. Weights and Measures

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