The History of Leith

August 1, 2013

Broadside entitled ‘Miser’

This entertaining story begins: ‘An account of Joseph Macwilliam the Miser, who was burnt to death on the 13th June 1826, by accident, in Rose Street’. The woodcut at the top of the sheet, shows a well-fed and well-groomed gentleman to reinforce the story’s theme. for more click here

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