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William Dagleish 1840-1911

William Dagleish 1840-1911

Posted: 28 Apr 2006 12:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dalgleish
I have a brick wall here. William, whose father Francis (1814-1872) was a well respected coal merchant in Galashiels, was, quoting from his obituary in the Scotsman: "He had literary abilities of no mean order, most of his work in that direction being humorous, and those who have read his "Wattie Wathershank's Adventures at Lammas Fair"
will be prepared to admit that it is one of the best examples of Scots humour now extant."
My problem is I cannot find find any reference to this or any other works by him in the Scottish library system nor in the Borders Family Records Office in Selkirk. Has anybody got any ideas where I should be looking?
Regards
Iain Dalgleish
Try genealogy. You can't get fired and you can't quit!

Re: William Dagleish 1840-1911

Posted: 28 Apr 2006 6:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Let me get back to a field that I can operate in.

Database: National Library of Scotland - Main catalogue
Main author: Wathershanks, Walter, pseud.
Title: Walter Wathershanks’ adventures at Lammas Fair. [A tale.]
Imprint: Selkirk, 1893.
Format: Book
Pagination: 8vo.
NLS note: THIS IS A TEMPORARY CATALOGUE 1 RETROCONVERTED RECORD
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Consult in: General Reading Room (George IV Bridge); stored offsite
Shelfmark: 1893.51(1)
Number of items: 1
Status: Available



For a vast sum of money they will produce a disc/paper copy.

Re: William Dagleish 1840-1911

Posted: 28 Apr 2006 7:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Many thanks for that I should have thought of looking for a pseudoname for myself. I will have a look at retreiving a copy the next time I am in Edinburgh.
Regards
Iain Dalgleish

Re: William Dagleish 1840-1911

Larry (View posts)
Posted: 28 Apr 2006 9:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Watherhnaks
Hi Iain,

I have purchased several books from the NLS and although the service is good I do atest that it is somewhat expensive as Gordon mentioned.

Here's a cheaper alternative:

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&y=...
1. Walter Wathershanks' Adventures at Lammas Fair
Bookseller: Last Century Books
(Innerleithen, ., United Kingdom) Price: £ 20.00
[Convert Currency] Shipping within United Kingdom:
£ 2.75
[Rates & Speeds]
Book Description: George Lewis and Co., Selkirk. Soft Board. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Tammy Clinkscales's Adventure with a dog. An amusing Sketch by the same Author. illustrated booklet. pp 56 Amusing Borders story. Excellent condition having been in storage for many years. No date. Looks early 20th C. written in Border tongue. Staple-fold Booklet. Bookseller Inventory # 003445
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Regards,

Larry

Re: William Dagleish 1840-1911

Posted: 3 May 2006 7:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Many thanks for help you have given. This morning the book arrived in the post. Now all I have to do is understand it!

Re: William Dagleish 1840-1911

Larry (View posts)
Posted: 3 May 2006 9:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dagleish
Hi Iain,

I can appreciate the initial confusion when first seeing the dialect (as I imagine you are experiencing).

It does take a while to get used to the “new” words and phrases that older Scottish poetry contains. But – it comes………

I offer this website as a possible help in that regard:

http://www.astro.ubc.ca/people/scott/book.pdf

Douglas Scott’s massive work is an excellent reference for understanding the Borders area tongue. It also is great for anyone interested in the Hawick area and its people from long ago. I might note again that this is a very large file and does take a while to download.

Regards,

Larry

Re: William Dagleish 1840-1911

Posted: 3 May 2006 11:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the link. I note it is for the Hawick dialect, which rather amuses me. My Grandmother always used to say they speak strange down in Hawick. She was from Gala'.
That being said I doubt if there are that many differences to make understanding too difficult.
Regards
Iain

Re: William Dagleish 1840-1911

Posted: 28 Jul 2012 7:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: dalgleish
Hello Iain. My name is Jim Dalgleish. My great grandfather was Andrew Dalgleish and he came to the Niagara area of Ontario, Canada in 1855. He was borne in 1836 in Scotland but I am having trouble pinning down where he was actually borne in Scotland. Apparent before 1850 you could only register a birth in Scotland if you paid for it. If not, you were no registered. Would you have any leads. thanks. My e-mail is
jj.dalgleish@gmail.com
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