The History of Leith

October 9, 2004

British Trade Directories

Trade Directories, books which listed the businesses and tradespeople in town, first appeared in the latter half of the 17th century. They can be inaccurate and the evidence they provide must be treated with care. Directories for the larger towns were published each year, and those for London was not only published each year but several publishers brought out their own versions.

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