Edinburgh Online Bibliography

A selection of digital resources, freely available online on a variety of third-party websites, that will be of interest to anyone who shares our love of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh

John Anderson, of E.J.A. and Harvard University (1856). A History of Edinburgh from the Earliest Period to the Completion of the half century 1850 [online] Internet Archive. A. Fullarton & co. Available at: https://archive.org/details/ahistoryedinbur00andegoog [Accessed 10 Jan. 2021].

Arnot, H. (1788). The History of Edinburgh from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time. [online] Internet Archive. William Creech (Edinburgh). Available at: https://archive.org/details/dli.granth.72867 [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Adam and Charles Black (Firm) and New York Public Library (1903). Black’s Guide to Edinburgh [online] Internet Archive. A. and C. Black. Available at: https://archive.org/details/blacksguidetoed00firgoog/page/n11/mode/2up [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Cant, M. and Internet Archive (1986). Villages of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : J. Donald ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Humanities Press. Available at: https://archive.org/details/villagesofedinbu0000cant/mode/2up [Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

Chambers Robert, 1802-1871, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh (1859). Edinburgh merchants and merchandise in old times. [online] Internet Archive. London : W. and R. Chambers. Available at: https://archive.org/details/b21723758/page/n1/mode/2up [Accessed 13 Dec. 2020].

Chambers, R. and University of California Libraries (1868). Traditions of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh and London : W. & R. Chambers, limited. Available at: https://archive.org/details/traditionsofedin00cham/page/n9/mode/2up [Accessed 12 Nov. 2020].

‌Chambers, Robert (1868). Traditions of Edinburgh [Volume II] Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive. [online] Available at: https://archive.org/details/traditionsofedin02cham/page/n5/mode/2up [Accessed 12 Nov. 2020].

Cosh, M. and Internet Archive (2003). Edinburgh : The Golden Age. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : John Donald. Available at: https://archive.org/details/edinburghgoldena0000cosh/page/n5/mode/2up [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Daiches, D. and Internet Archive (1980). Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. London : Granada. Available at: https://archive.org/details/edinburgh0000daic/page/n3/mode/2up [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Gillies, J.B. and Robarts – University of Toronto (1886). Edinburgh Past and Present. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier. Available at: https://archive.org/details/edinburghpastpre00gilluoft [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Grant, J. and Kelly – University of Toronto (1887). Cassell’s Old and new Edinburgh : its history, its people, and its places. [online] Internet Archive. Cassell and Company. Available at: https://archive.org/details/edinburgh03granuoft [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Hyatt, A.H. and University of California Libraries (1913). The charm of Edinburgh : an anthology. [online] Internet Archive. Philadelphia : G.W. Jacobs. Available at: https://archive.org/details/thecharmofedinbu00hyatiala/page/n7/mode/2up [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Jarvie, F. and Internet Archive (1991). Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Chambers. Available at: https://archive.org/details/edinburgh0000jarv/page/n1/mode/2up
[Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

Maitland, W. and Wellcome Library (1753). The history of Edinburgh : from its foundation to the present time. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Printed by Hamilton, Balfour and Neil, for the author. Available at: https://archive.org/details/b30451644 [Accessed 11 Jan. 2021].

Massie, A. and Internet Archive (1994). Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. London : Sinclair-Stevenson. Available at: https://archive.org/details/edinburgh0000mass/page/n3/mode/2up [Accessed 12 Nov. 2020].

Masson, D. and University of California Libraries (1911). Memories of two cities, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh and London : Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier. Available at: https://archive.org/details/memoriesoftwocit00mass [Accessed 10 Jan. 2021].

Masson, D. and University of California Libraries (1892). Edinburgh sketches & memories. [online] Internet Archive. London, Edinburgh : A. & C. Black. Available at: https://archive.org/details/edinburghsketche00mass [Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

Maxwell, H. and University of California Libraries (1916). Edinburgh, a historical study. [online] Internet Archive. London, Williams & Norgate. Available at: https://archive.org/details/edinburghhistori00maxwrich/page/n7/mode/2up [Accessed 10 Jan. 2021].

Smeaton, W.H.O. and Boston College Libraries (1905). The story of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. London : J.M. Dent & Co. Available at: https://archive.org/details/storyofedinburgh00smea/page/n3/mode/2up [Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

Storer, J.S., Storer, H.S. and New York Public Library (1820). Views in Edinburgh and its vicinity. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh, A. Constable & Co.; [etc., etc.]. Available at: https://archive.org/details/viewsinedinburg00storgoog [Accessed 10 Jan. 2021].

University of Guelph Library (1817). The Stranger’s guide to Edinburgh : containing a history and description of the city with a particular account of its civil and political establishments ; and a sketch of the country in the vicinity of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : T. Brown, 1817. Available at: https://archive.org/details/strangersguidetoedin/page/n7/mode/2up [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Trotter, A. and Getty Research Institute (1834). Observations by Alexander Trotter, Esq., of Dreghorn, in illustration of his modified plan of a communication between the New and the Old Town of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Printed for Laing & Forbes, 92, Princes Street; and R. Ackermann, Strand, London. Available at: https://archive.org/details/observationsbyal00trot [Accessed 4 Nov. 2020].

University of Guelph Library (1817). The Stranger’s guide to Edinburgh : containing a history and description of the city with a particular account of its civil and political establishments ; and a sketch of the country in the vicinity of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : T. Brown, 1817. Available at: https://archive.org/details/strangersguidetoedin [Accessed 11 Jan. 2021].

‌Wilson, D. and Columbia University Libraries (1875). Memorials of Edinburgh in the olden time. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh, Jack. Available at: https://archive.org/details/memorialsofedinb00wils/page/n5/mode/2up [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Old Town

Internet Archive. (2014). Romances of the old town of Edinburgh : Leighton, Alexander, 1800-1874 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive. [online] Available at: https://archive.org/details/romancesofoldtow00leig.

John Charles Dunlop, A.H.D. and New York Public Library (1886). The Book of Old Edinburgh: And Hand-book to the Old Edinburgh Street, Designed by S. Mitchell [online] Internet Archive. T. and A. Constable. Available at: https://archive.org/details/bookoldedinburg01dunlgoog/page/n12/mode/2up [Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

Housing

Isabella Lucy Bird and Project Gutenberg (n.d). Notes on Old Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Project Gutenberg. Available at: https://archive.org/details/notesonoldedinbu36014gut [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Bell, George, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh (1849). Day and night in the wynds of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Johnstone & Hunter. Available at: https://archive.org/details/b21706062/mode/2up [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Canongate

John Mackay and New York Public Library (1900). History of the Burgh of Canongate: With Notices of the Abbey and Palace of Holyrood. [online] Internet Archive. Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyburghcan00mackgoog/page/n9/mode/2up [Accessed 4 Feb. 2021].

New Town

John Mackay and Oxford University (n.d.). History of the barony of Broughton: now the new town of Edinburgh, etc. [online] Internet Archive. J. Menzies, 1867. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historybaronybr00edingoog/page/n4/mode/2up [Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

Holyrood Palace and Abbey

Anderson, D. and Columbia University Libraries (1849). History of the abbey and palace of Holyrood. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh, D. Anderson. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofabbeypa00ande [Accessed 11 Jan. 2021].

Bryce, W.M. and University of California Libraries (1914). Holyrood, its palace and its abbey; an historical appreciation. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : O. Schulze and company. Available at: https://archive.org/details/holyrooditspalac00bryc [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Halkerston, P. and University of California Libraries (1831). A treatise on the history, law, and privileges of the palace and sanctuary of Holyroodhouse; with appendix, list of cases, and index materiarum. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Maclachlan and Stewart; [etc., etc.]. Available at: https://archive.org/details/treatiseonhistor00halkiala [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Harrison, J. and Robarts – University of Toronto (1919). The history of the monastery of the Holy-rood and of the palace of Holyrood house. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh Blackwood. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofmonaste00harruoft [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Holyrood Abbey, Hay, R.A., Ellesmere, F.E. and University of California Libraries (1840). Liber cartarum Sancte Crucis. Munimenta ecclesie Sancte Crusis de Edwinesburg. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgi : [T. Constable]. Available at: https://archive.org/details/libercartarumsan00holy [Accessed 4 Feb. 2021].

Historical and descriptive account of the palace and chapel-royal of Holyroodhouse : with eight engravings (1826) : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive. [online] Available at: https://archive.org/details/historicaldescri00edin [Accessed February 2021].

History of the abbey, palace, and chapel-royal of Holyroodhouse : including a description of the buildings as they now exist : with an account of the sanctuary for insolvent debtors. (3rd ed. 1819?): Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive. [online] Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofabbeypa03edin [Accessed February 2021].

Howitt, W. and University of Michigan (1862). Ruined abbeys and castles of Great Britain. [online] Internet Archive. London : A.W. Bennett. Available at: https://archive.org/details/4737719.0001.001.umich.edu [Accessed 7 Feb. 2021].‌

Internet Archive. (2014). Historical and descriptive account of the palace and chapel-royal of Holyroodhouse : with eight engravings : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive. [online] Available at: https://archive.org/details/historicaldescri00edin.

Lawson, J.P. and Boston College Libraries (1848). History of the Abbey and Palace of Holyroodhouse. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : H. Courtoy. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofabbeypa00laws_0/page/n9/mode/2up [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

M’Bean, R. and Getty Research Institute (1849). History of Holyrood : with descriptive guide and catalogue of portraits and paintings. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Robert M’Bean. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofholyroo00mbea [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Mackie, C. and Boston College Libraries (1821). The history of the abbey, palace, and chapel-royal of Holyroodhouse : [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Printed by Hay, Gall, and co., for Mrs. John Petrie. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofabbeypa00mack [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Maxwell, H. and University of California Libraries (1908). Official guide to the Abbey-church, palace, and environs of Holyroodhouse. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : W. Blackwood. Available at: https://archive.org/details/officialguidetoa00maxwiala [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Pitcairn, R., Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, S. and National Library of Scotland (1828). Chronicon co iterum in lucem editum. [online] Internet Archive. Available at: https://archive.org/details/chroniconcoiteru00pitc [Accessed 7 Feb. 2021].

Robarts – University of Toronto (1829). The Original historical description of the monastery and Chapel Royal of Holyroodhouse: with an account of the palace and environs. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh. Available at: https://archive.org/details/originalhistoric00edinuoft [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Rogers, C., Stirling castle. Chapel royal and Harvard University (1882). History of the Chapel royal of Scotland, with the register of the Chapel royal of Stirling, including details in relation to the rise and progress of Scottish music and observations respecting the Order of the thistle. [online] Internet Archive. London, The British topographical society. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historychapelro00royagoog [Accessed 7 Feb. 2021].

Sèze, É.R. and The Centre for 19th Century French Studies – University of Toronto (1831). Souvenirs de Lulworth, d’Holy-Rood et de Bath. [online] Internet Archive. Paris : G.A. Dentu. Available at: https://archive.org/details/souvenirsdelulwo00sz [Accessed 7 Feb. 2021].

University of Guelph Library (1846). Lectures on the religious antiquities of Edinburgh : read to the Holy Gild of S. Joseph. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : J. Marshall, 1846. Available at: https://archive.org/details/lecturesonreligiedin [Accessed 7 Feb. 2021].

Marchmont

Cant, M. and Internet Archive (1984). Marchmont in Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : J. Donald. Available at: https://archive.org/details/marchmontinedinb0000cant [Accessed 12 Nov. 2020].

St Leonard’s

John George Wood and Oxford University (1865). An account of the history and antiquities of St. Leonard’s, Edinburgh [online] Internet Archive. MacLachlan & Stewart, 1865. Available at: https://archive.org/details/anaccounthistor00woodgoog/page/n6/mode/2up [Accessed 10 Jan. 2021].

Churches / Convents / Hospitals

Stothert, J.A. (James A. and STOTHERT, J.A. (1845). A Short Series of Lectures on the Parochial and Collegiate Antiquities of Edinburgh. Read to the Holy Gild of S. Joseph, by a Member of the Gild. [The preface is signed J.A.S., i.e. James Augustine Stothert.]. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : J. Marshall. Available at: https://archive.org/details/AShortSeriesOfLectures/page/n13/mode/2up.

Marwick, James D. and University of Guelph Library (1911). The history of the Collegiate Church and Hospital of the Holy Trinity and the Trinity Hospital, Edinburgh, 1460-1661 [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Reprinted for the Scottish Burgh Record Society, 1911. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofcollegimarw/page/n5/mode/2up [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Greyfriars’ Church

Bryce, W.M., Fleming, D.H. and University of California Libraries (1912). History of the Old Greyfriars’ Church Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : William Green and Sons. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofoldgrey00bryc/page/n7/mode/2up [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

St Margaret’s Convent

Kelly – University of Toronto (1886). History of St. Margaret’s Convent, Edinburgh, the first religious house founded in Scotland since the so-called Reformation : and the autobiography of the first religious, Sister Agnes Xavier Trail. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : John Chisholm. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofstmarga00unknuoft/page/n7/mode/2up. ‌[Accessed February 2021]

Tron Kirk

Butler, D. and Princeton Theological Seminary Library (1906). The Tron kirk of Edinburgh or Christ’s kirk at the Tron; a history. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh; London: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier. Available at: https://archive.org/details/tronkirkofedinbu00butl/page/n9/mode/2up [Accessed 12 Nov. 2020].

‌Deaconess Hospital

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh (1895). The Deaconess Hospital, Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Young J. Pentland. Available at: https://archive.org/details/b21709944/page/n1/mode/2up [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Edinburgh Castle

Bell, R. and University of California Libraries (1828). Siege of the Castle of Edinburgh, M.DC.LXXXIX. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh. Available at: https://archive.org/details/siegeofcastleofe00bell [Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

James Grant and Oxford University (1850). Memorials of the castle of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. William Blackwood. Available at: https://archive.org/details/memorialscastle00grangoog [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Maine, G.F. and University of California Libraries (1920). The castle of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh, Printed and pub. by G.F. Maine. Available at: https://archive.org/details/castleofedinburg00mainrich [Accessed 1 Feb. 2021].

Ogilvie, James Nicoll, Castle Memories : Twenty Tales Of Edinburgh Castle : Streaming : Internet Archive. [online] Available at: https://archive.org/details/castlememoriestw00ogiluoft/page/n5/mode/2up [Accessed 13 December 2020].

Weirter, L. and Robarts – University of Toronto (1913). The story of Edinburgh castle. [online] Internet Archive. London : G.G. Harrap & Co. Available at: https://archive.org/details/storyofedinburgh00weiruoft/mode/2up [Accessed 23 Oct. 2020]. [Book]

Royal Botanic Gardens

Cowan, J.M. (1933). The history of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh – Early history. [online] Internet Archive. Available at: https://archive.org/details/notes-from-royal-botanic-garden-edinburgh-19-091-001-062 [Accessed 10 Jan. 2021].

Royal High School

Steven, W. and University of California Libraries (1849). The History of the High School of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Maclachlan & Stewart. Available at:
https://archive.org/details/historyofhighsch00steviala/mode/2up

‌‌Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Wellcome Library (1778). The history and statutes of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : printed by Balfour and Smellie. Available at: https://archive.org/details/b3041765x [Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

Lessels, J., Cousin, D., Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh (1866). Plan of sanitary improvements of the City of Edinburgh, August 17, 1866. [online] Internet Archive. [Edinburgh] : [s.n.]. Available at: https://archive.org/details/b21961888/page/n3/mode/2up [Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

St Cecilia’s Hall

Harris, D.F. and Music – University of Toronto (1899). Saint Cecilia’s Hall in the Niddry Wynd; a chapter in the history of the music of the past in Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier. Available at: https://archive.org/details/saintceciliashal00harruoft/page/n5/mode/2up [Accessed 10 Jan. 2021].

Theatres

Dibdin, J.C. (1888). Annals of the Edinburgh stage with an account of the rise and progress of dramatic writing in Scotland. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh: R. Cameron. Available at: https://archive.org/details/TheAnnalsOfTheEdinburghStageWithAnAccountOfTheRiseAndProgressOf/page/n5/mode/2up [Accessed 11 Jan. 2021].

Theatre Royal

Chalmers, R. and The Library of Congress (1859). Sketch of the history of the Edinburgh Theatre-royal. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh, Wood and co. Available at: https://archive.org/details/sketchofhistoryo00chal [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Trinity Hospital

Marwick, James D. and University of Guelph Library (1911). The history of the Collegiate Church and Hospital of the Holy Trinity and the Trinity Hospital, Edinburgh, 1460-1661 [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Reprinted for the Scottish Burgh Record Society, 1911. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofcollegimarw/page/n11/mode/2up [Accessed 11 Jan. 2021].

University of Edinburgh

Crawfurd, T. and University of Michigan (1808). History of the University of Edinburgh, from 1580 to 1646. To which is prefixed, the charter granted to the college. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh, Printed by A. Neill. Available at: https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_rgk2AAAAMAAJ [Accessed 10 Jan. 2021].

Horn, D.B. and Internet Archive (1967). A short history of the University of Edinburgh, 1556-1889. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : University Press. Available at: https://archive.org/details/shorthistoryofun0000horn/mode/2up [Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

Dalzel, A., Laing, D., Innes, C., Bunbury, C.J.F. and Robarts – University of Toronto (1862). History of the University of Edinburgh from its foundation. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Edmonston and Douglas. Available at: https://archive.org/details/historyofunivers02dalzuoft [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Bower, A. (1817). The History of the University of Edinburgh, Vol. II. [online] Internet Archive. Oliphant, Waugh and Innes (Edinburgh). Available at: https://archive.org/details/dli.granth.18087 [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

‌Edinburgh Anatomical School

Struthers, John (1867). Historical sketch of the Edinburgh Anatomical School. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : MacLachlan and Stewart. Available at: https://archive.org/details/b21909672/page/n3/mode/2up [Accessed 12 Nov. 2020].

Old College

Harrison, J. and Harvard University (1884). Oure Tounis Colledge; sketches of the history of the Old College of Edinburgh. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh and London, W. Blackwood. Available at: https://archive.org/details/ouretouniscolle00harrgoog/page/n5/mode/2up [Accessed 23 Nov. 2020].

Royal Dick Vet School of Veterinary Studies

Bradley, Orlando C. and Wellcome Library (1923). History of the Edinburgh Veterinary College. [online] Internet Archive. Edinburgh : Oliver and Boyd. Available at: https://archive.org/details/b29827176/page/n9/mode/2up [Accessed 9 Nov. 2020].

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