The Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882
The Gazetteer of Scotland. Reverend John Wilson. 1882. Edinburgh, Scotland 475 pages. When this work was compiled in 1882 the Rev. John Wilson and his publishers had a conviction that it ""would supply a long-felt want: namely a Gazetteer of Scotland, extensive enough to embrace every Town and Village in the Country, of any importance... and yet portable in form and moderate in price."" To add value to the work, the compiler extracted population and other information from the 1881 Census returns. It further provides statistics of real property, notice of public works, public buildings, churches, school, etc. The natural history and historical incidents connected with particular localities have also been included.
Wilson, J.M. (1882). The Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston. From the Quintin Publications Collection.