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Print Order Book, Holmes McDougall

Black A4 sized ledger with marbled edged paper. White label on front with 'Printing Order Book' typed on front.


Accession Number: SH.2009.370.2


This ledger records every order completed by a machineman at Holmes McDougall between 1941 and 1960. It details title of publication, number of pages and print run.


The Holmes McDougall Group were based at Allander House, 137 - 141 Leith Walk. They were primarily educational publishers concerned with the publication of high quality primary and secondary educational books for use in schools both in the UK and abroad. The company slogan was 'The Teachers' Publisher'.


The company had a magazine division based in Glasgow which published weekly and monthly titles including the Scottish Farmer, Climber and Rambler, The Great Outdoors, Business Scotland and the Scottish Field.


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Taken on January 13, 2010