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History and Derivation of Edinburgh Street Names : Charles B. Boog Watson 1975

History and Derivation of Edinburgh Street Names : Charles B. Boog Watson 1975

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History and Derivation of Edinburgh Street Names

By Charles B. Boog Watson

Published by Edinburgh Corporation City Engineers Department, Edinburgh, 1975. Large softcover book (29 x 20cm). 188 pages.

A good copy. The covers are good and pages clean throughout. Overall very good. Very scarce. No copies listed online at the time of listing this one.

The sheer depth of history and degree of preservation in Edinburgh has given rise to some seriously unusual and intriguing-sounding street names.

If you've lived in Edinburgh for a while, you probably take these names for granted, but almost every street and road has a fascinating tale behind it.

Many of these tales would have been lost to history if it wasn't for the tireless work of Charles B. Boog Watson, FRSE, FSA (Scotland), one of Edinburgh's most noted historians and antiquaries. He provided 15 volumes of notes that formed the basis for the comprehensive 'Derivation of Edinburgh's Place Names', a guide to most of the streets that existed up until 1920.

Charles Brodie Boog Watson FRSE FSA(Scot) (7 Nov 1858 - 16 Jan 1947) was a 19th/20th-century Scottish engineer and antiquarian. His analytical and accurate approach to research makes him a historian's historian especially in the field of social history.

He left a large collection of books and documents to the city on his death, known as the Boog Watson Bequest.
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