British Fiction, 18001829

HOGG, James. Winter Evening Tales (1820)

Publishing Papers

Correspondence, Journals, and Memoirs:

Letter from James Hogg to Archibald Constable.
20 May 1813.
I have for many years been collecting the rural and traditionary tales of Scotland and I have of late been writing them over again and new-modelling them, and have the vanity to suppose they will form a most interesting work They will fill two large vols 8vo price £1 or 4 vols 12mo price the same But as I think the Ettrick Shepherd is rather become a hackneyed name, and imagine that having gained a character as a bard is perhaps no commendation to a writer of prose tales I am determined to publish them under a fictitious title. The title page will consequently be to this purpose. The Rural and Traditionary Tales of Scotland: By J. H. Craig of Douglas Esq. // With regard to pecuniary concerns I am not at all greedy that way and have not the least doubt of our agreement only I should like to bargain so that the work or at least the edition should belong exclusively to the publisher that so he may have [203/203v] an interest in furthering it to the utmost of his power. As I really do intend to conceal the real author that the critics may not suppose it is the work of a book-maker and as no one in Edin. knows of it save Mr. J. Grieve you will easily see the propriety my dear sir of concealing this from all living.
Source: E, MS 7200, fol. 203; also in ACLC, II, 356–57, with standardisation.
Notes: The earliest known approach by Hogg to a publisher regarding his prose tales, and hence the first indication of both Winter Evening Tales and The Brownie of Bodsbeck; and Other Tales (EN2 1818: 37), though neither in the event were published by Constable. John Grieve (1781–1836) was a retired hat-maker, an author, and a friend of Hogg (DNB).

Letter from James Hogg to Archibald Constable.
12 July [1813].
I have never received any definitive answer from you respecting the publication of my Scottish romances for which I am still waiting before I mention them to any other. If you think the publication of the whole rather too high a venture at once you may publish one tale in the first place as an experiment to sound the public in a 6/ or 7/ volume for the truth is that I would rather give you a first edition almost on any conditions that intrust it with any other in Scotland. But I charge you unless you think it a concern worth your while not to let any regard for the author engage you in it.—Do not send word for me to come and speak with you for a quiet word with you is impossible and I will not come nor attempt it but write me with your mind in a line or two frankly as I do to you.
Source: E, MS 7200, fol. 205.

Letter from James Hogg to William Blackwood.
4 Jan 1817.
My ‘Cottage Winter Nights’ is ready for the press if you are for them tell me—the conditions of course shall be of your own making for the first Edition, but as I want money [153/153v] very particularly I will give you the copyright for £63.7 per vol of 300 pages. The work consists of ‘The Rural and Traditionary Tales of Scotland’. They are simple carelessly and badly written but said to be very interesting. The Bridal of Polmood which you read is the longest tale, not the best, but a fair specimen. […] to prevent you from plaguing me with alterations you shall not see them till printed [...].
Source: E, MS 4002, fol. 153; also in Oliphant I, 323 with errors.
Notes: The ‘Bridal of Polmood’ was eventually published in Winter Evening Tales.

Letter from James Hogg to George Boyd.
[31 July 1819].
Lest I should not see you before leaving town I think you should give me a bill for £50 at four months by which time the Tales will be in circulation and I will ask no more till the edition be sold off. If you could however think of buying the copy-right I would sell you both this and the Brownie very cheap as I find I could get a little cheap farm from the house of Buccleuch if I had money to stock it which I want. Think about it and see what Mr. Oliver says. If you buy only this edition I will refer the price to yourself or Mr Blackwood.
Source: E, Acc 5000/188.
Notes: Dated from docket on letter. ‘The Brownie’ is Hogg’s The Brownie of Bodsbeck (EN2 1818: 37), published by William Blackwood and John Murray.

Letter from James Hogg to Oliver & Boyd.
2 Aug 1819.
I hereby offer you the first Edition of my Winter Evening Tales for the sum of One Hundred Pounds Sterling. The edition to consist of fifteen hundred copies and the work to be in two volumes each volume to contain not less than 350 pages—you are to have full liberty to divide the impression into two or three editions as you see meet and the terms of payment to be—A bill of this date payable in four months for one half of the Sum specified; and at the time of publication, a bill for the remaining £50 payable in twelve months. If you please to accept of these terms I bind myself to stand by them. [...] [postscript, in another hand] Edinb. 2d Augt 1819 Received Messr. Oliver & Boyds Promissory Note at 4 Months for Fifty Pounds as agreed James Hogg [Signature].
[On second half of above in another hand].
Draft Letter from Oliver & Boyd to James Hogg.
2 Aug 1819.
We are favoured with yours of this date, of the following tenor ‘I hereby offer you the first Edition of my Winter Evening Tales for the sum of One Hundred Pounds. The Edition &c &c—’ // We hereby accept of your offer & bind ourselves to the performance of the conditions therein stated.
Source: E, Acc 5000/188.
Notes: A copy of both Hogg’s and Oliver & Boyd’s letters also appears in the Oliver & Boyd Letter Books (E, Acc 5000/140, Letter Book, Agreements, 1814–47, p. 56).

Letter from G. & W. B. Whittaker to Oliver & Boyd.
14 Oct 1819.
[Whittaker agrees to take one half share of ‘Glenfergus’ (EN2 1820: 55) for the Sum of one hundred & fifty Pounds.] // We also agree to take one half Share of the first Edition of ‘Winter Evening Tales’ in two vols. 12mo. By James Hogg for the Sum of One hundred Pounds of which 1500 copies are now printing. The above Sums to be paid by equal instalments at 6 and 12 months— The charges for paper and printing the foregoing works to be placed to acct // In case of either party selling his share sooner than the other the party wanting books to be supplied by the other at 10 prCent the regular sale price // As far as regards the advertising the above works, the expence is to be borne equally between you and ourselves, sincerely wishing a rapid sale.
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.

Letter and statement of accounts from Oliver & Boyd to G. & W. B. Whittaker.
21 Dec 1819.
Glenfergus we expect will be ready in 14 days & Hogg’s Tales in 3 Weeks—the Authors [sic] being 40 miles from this has retarded us much. We observe in your London Advertise[ment] you say ‘Hogg’s Tales collected among the Cottages in the South of Scotland’ in place of the Cottagers.
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.
Notes: Statement and letter written in different pens. No addressee or signature, but it is likely that this is from Oliver & Boyd to Whittaker because of the comment that Hogg is 40 miles away from the publishers (i. e. at his farm at Altrive Lake). Docketed ‘Letter and state of Bills discountd [sic] for Whittaker.’ Possibly a draft letter.

Statement of Accounts from Oliver & Boyd to G. & W. B. Whittaker.
1819.
To Printing Hogg’s Tales, 1819: 107. 10. 1.
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.
Notes: The account is for the period Aug 1819–June 1820. There is no day or month given for printing Hogg’s Tales.

Letter from B. Green to George Boyd.
3 Feb 1820.
Glenfergus is at last ready and we are selling Copies, what are you doing with Hogg’s Tales!
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.
Notes: Glenfergus was also published by Oliver & Boyd. Green is writing from London; it is likely he was a London bookseller.

Letter from James Hogg to George Boyd.
8 Mar 1820.
The Queens Wake The Pilgrimage and the Brownie not being quite out of print we can publish next year if we agree as they are not yet quite out of print and I believe in honour my friend Blackwood should have an offer of two of them yet it would not do to break a set neither can I once that Set is begun. [Hogg proposes that Oliver & Boyd publish a 3rd edn of the Mountain Bard and a collection of his Songs] Now let me see you prove somewhat liberal for I do not receive half pay for the trouble the tales have cost me. I am really sorry that work has been so long in the press but we have both been partly to blame I never was so much deceived of the matter contained in any work. I will lose no time in furnishing the matter now only let me know precisely how much you want.
Source: E, Acc 5000/188.
Notes: It is likely that the second half of this extract refers to Winter Evening Tales as the timing seems correct (this letter coming between that of 21 Dec 1819 in which Hogg’s Tales are expected in 3 weeks’ time, and the letter of 15 May 1820 in which Whittaker reports that Hogg’s Tales are selling well). Hogg’s poem The Queen’s Wake was originally published by George Goldie in 1813, but later edns were brought out by Longman & Co and Blackwood. ‘The Pilgrimage’ is Hogg’s poem The Pilgrims of the Sun, published by Blackwood and John Murray in 1815.

Letter from G. & W. B. Whittaker to Oliver & Boyd.
15 May 1820.
Hogg’s Tales are going off very well with us, we hope they are selling well in Scotland.
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.

Letter from George Whittaker to Oliver & Boyd.
1 June 1820.
Hoggs Tales are selling well we shall soon be out.
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.

Letter from George Whittaker to Oliver & Boyd.
[21? July] 1820.
We are nearly out of Hogg’s Tales therefore you had better forward 100 Copies.
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.
Notes: Dated conjectured from docket, which states that the letter was received on 23 July 1820.

Letter from Oliver & Boyd to James Hogg.
24 July 1820.
The Tales we are glad to say are selling well, and agreeable to Bargain we enclose our Promissory Note, at 12 Months date from 19th April (being the day of Publication) for £50.
Source: E, Acc 5000/140 (Letter Book, Agreements, 1814–47), p. 58 (copy).

Letter from James Hogg to Oliver & Boyd.
28 July 1820.
I have only to say that I received the note for £50 for which I thank you although I was never troubling my head about it. You do not seem to have made two editions of the Tales as you intended […].
Source: E, Acc 5000/188.

Letter from James Hogg to Oliver & Boyd.
16 Oct 1820.
I have strong suspicions it was some meddlers of that cast who made you leave out without asking my leave the dedication to Dr Morris of the Tales, which I meant as an apology for the manners there described and the loss of which was a greater one to the work than the loss of the best tale would have been. It could never be for the paltry consideration of printing two pages along with the title altho’ that was the excuse you made for leaving it out. […] [postscript] Let me know how the tales are going on and if it is necessary to make a new edition of those remaining or one in earnest.
Source: E, Acc 5000/188.
Notes: Peter Morris is the fictitious author of John Gibson Lockhart’s Peter’s Letters to His Kinsfolk (1819). The ‘British Fiction’ project team are grateful to Dr Gillian Hughes of Stirling University for providing information about this letter’s relevance to Winter Evening Tales.

Letter from Oliver & Boyd to James Hogg.
24 Oct 1820.
We are extremely sorry that the omission of the Preface to your Winter Evening Tales should have displeased you so much, and we assure you, that had we anticipated this at the time, we would rather printed an additional sheet;—so my dear Sir, you must really forgive [50/50v] what cannot now be remedied, and we shall try not to err in future. Now, my friend, the Tales are nearly all sold off, and we wish, by return of post, to get your terms for a second edition of 1000 Copies, as we mean to correspond with some of our London friends, and other wholesale houses in the Country, and by offering them on liberal terms, to get then interested in the Sale, therefore be as moderate as possible.
Source: E, MS 2245, fol. 50.

List of Stock on Hand, G. & W. B. Whittaker to Oliver & Boyd.
[Oct 1820].
[Whittaker & Co have copies of Winter Evening Tales totalling 0. 14. 8].
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.
Notes: Dated from docket. No specific number of copies is given.

Letter from James Hogg to Oliver & Boyd.
6 Nov 1820.
I am very glad to hear that you have really sold so many of the tales and cannot help thinking that you have a great deal of credit by it. But you need not think I will abate aught in my ordinary demand especially as I was manifestly taken in the last edition. When Mr. Boyde [sic] and I calculated the price of the work was settled to be ten shillings so that one half of the additional four shillings on each copy should have belonged to me, or at least one sixth of the retail price of the whole edition. Common rate is common rule; in that case for 1000 copies of a second edition of the Tales my share is £116–13–4 which is to be payable at Martinmass come a year. So you will be so good as write to me if you accept of this, or if not what you are content to give. With regard to what is past you must give me a book now and then over and above, which matter I confess you are very kind and attentive in at any rate. […] Do not begin to print the second edition of the Tales till I send you a copy for I will go over them all again with a strick [sic] correcting eye.
Source: E, Acc 5000/188.
Notes: A copy of this letter also appears in the Oliver & Boyd Letter Books (E, Acc 5000/140, Letter Book, Agreements, 1814–47, pp. 58–59).

Letter from Oliver & Boyd to G & W. B. Whittaker
11 Nov 1820.
We have this day received a letter from Mr Hogg in answer to ours, regarding a second Edition of his Winter Evening Tales, to consist of 1000 Copies. He offers a Second Edition & to correct & improve the work for the sum of £120. // As your Sales of the 1st Edition greatly exceeded ours, We therefore hereby offer you two thirds of the second edition for the sum of £80 by Bill at 6 months from this date. The Amount for Paper & Printing to be settled for by Bill at 12 months from date of Invoice. But in case of either party settling their share sooner than the other, either party wanting Books to be supplied by the other, at 10 per Cent from Sale price. Two thirds of the general Advertising to be paid by you, and the other third by us. Favor [sic] us [27/28] with your answer per return of Post, as we must write Hogg by the end of next week. [Note below signature] The foregoing offer was accepted of by Messrs Whittaker.
Source: E, Acc 5000/140 (Letter Book, Agreements, 1814–47), pp. 27–28 (copy).

Letter from G. & W. B. Whittaker to Oliver & Boyd.
14 Nov 1820.
We have considered Mr Hogg’s Proposal for the second Edition of the Tales & agree to accept it on the Terms offered in your letter. We will take either half or two third of the edition as you please, at all events, as they are ‘Winter Evening Tales’, let us have the books ready this season, before the winter is past
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.

Letter from James Hogg to Oliver & Boyd.
20 Nov 1820.
I think your offer for the second edition of the Tales liberal and accept of it with all my heart. [...] I send you in a corrected copy of the first vol. of the tales in which you will find many alterations Let the most scrupulous now find fault if they can In the second vol. I have found nothing worth while therefore you may go on with them both together.
Source: E, Acc 5000/188.

Letter from James Hogg to William Blackwood.
20 Nov 1820.
I never doubted neither your honour nor your friendship, but friendship will not sell my editions. Oliver & Boyde [sic] have sold 1500 copies of my tales in five months and have already given me a letter for the price for the next edition. One cannot help making comparisons in their [169/169v] own mind.
Source: E, MS 4005, fol. 169; also in Oliphant I, 329 with errors.

Letter from William Blackwood to James Hogg.
25 Nov 1820.
[…] had I seen that it would have been more for your interest to have published with another than with me, I would have been the very first person to have advised you to do so. It was on this principle when you first talked to me of your Tales, that I [15/15v] advised you to give the Book to Boyd because it was to be anonymous you told me. To my great disgust and astonishment however a few months afterwards it was advertised with your name. How this happened I never inquired at you, for I supposed that Boyd, to serve his own interest had prevailed upon you to agree to this, and that then you found yourself obliged to write new matter and make the Book a good deal different from what you at first told me it was to be a collection of Tales from the Spy Magazine &c collected and published by your nephew.
Source: E, MS 30002, fol. 15.

Letter from George Whittaker to Oliver & Boyd.
7 Dec 1820.
Inclosed is an acceptance of 80£ for 2/3rd of the 2nd Edit of Hogg’s Tales & which I trust will soon be ready.—[...] Inclosed is an account of our expenditure for Adver[tisin]g of Hogg & Glenfergus, the half of which is charged to you.—Inclosed is also a statement of the account agreeing with your balance sending[?] the particulars of the 2/12/4 & charging Hogg & Glenfergus, if the 16.15.2½ is agreed on, have the goodness to acknowledge it in your next.— // I perceive by the expenditure in the advertisements in Hogg & Glenfergus it was on a proportionate average of the sales in London & Edinbro.— // As a matter of course you will send us the same proportion of overplus copies of Hogg’s Tales 2nd Edit as you did of the first.
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.

Letter from George Whittaker to George Boyd.
20 Jan 1821.
When will Hogg’s Tales & Bard be ready, if soon send a copy of each by Mail with the selling price, as I want to offer them in our sale early next month.
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.
Notes: The ‘Bard’ refers to the 3rd edn of Hogg’s Mountain Bard, published by Oliver & Boyd in 1821.

Letter from James Taylor to George Boyd.
8 Aug 1821.
[Letter thanks Boyd for his donation of books to the Bathgate Subscription Library; minute of monthly meeting given acknowledging Boyd’s donation.] The Clerk represented to the meeting that Mr Boyd Bookseller Edinr. had sent to him for the Library the following books [...] Campbell, Glenfergus, Hogg’s Tales [...].
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.
Notes: Taylor is the Clerk of the Subscription Library. Date of meeting from which this minute comes is 1 Aug 1821. Campbell is EN2 1819: 23.

List of Stock on Hand, G & W. B. Whittaker to Oliver & Boyd.
1 July 1822.
[66 copies of Winter Evening Tales, totalling 4. 1. 4].
Source: E, Acc 5000/190.

Letter from James Hogg to George Boyd.
17 Oct 1822.
I beg you will let me know how my editions stand as soon as you can as it will be very hard for me if I do not get another edition this winter. As you had sold 700 before publication of the 2d ed. I expected you would have sold the other 300 long before this time. I want The Brownie &c. as I was telling you and all published in a set as Winter Evening tales and either a continuation in other two vols or not as you please. Now as Mr Blackwood published the one work and you the other so of course I must give both the offer of the two conjoined, and whoever gives me the best terms even by one shilling shall have them. I cannot do fairer than this and I hope no one will be offended as both have used me well as men of business.
Source: E, Acc 5000/188.

Memoirs by James Hogg.
1832.
In the interim […] I collected and arranged for publication ‘The Winter Evening Tales,’ which were published by Oliver and Boyd in 1820, in two volumes, closely printed. The greater part of these Tales was written in early life, when I was serving as a shepherd lad among the mountains, and on looking them over, I saw well enough that there was a blunt rusticity about them; but I liked them the better for it, and altered nothing. To me they appeared not only more characteristic of the life that I then led, but also of the manners that I was describing. As to the indelicacies hinted at by some reviewers, I do declare that such a thought never entered into my mind, so that the public are indebted for these indelicacies to the acuteness of the discoverers.
Source: James Hogg, Memoirs in Memoirs of the Author’s Life and Familiar Anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott, ed. by Douglas S. Mack (New York: Barnes & Noble, 1972), p. 50.
Notes: Date given is the date of first publication.

Ledger Entries:

Ledger Entry, Oliver & Boyd.
The impression consisted of 1500 copies; 1562 were actually printed.
2 Aug 1819. To James Hogg p[er] agreement for this edition: 100. 0. 0.
19 Oct 1819. Whittaker & Co paid Oliver & Boyd 100. 0. 0 for a half share of the copyright of this edition.
13 Apr 1820. Total outlay (paper, printing and misc. expenses, excluding payment to Hogg): 215. 0. 2 (divided equally between Oliver & Boyd and Whittaker, each paying 107. 10. 1).
[Apr 1820]. To advertising: 82. 2. 0½ (divided equally between Oliver & Boyd and Whittaker, each paying 41. 1. 0¼).
[n.d]. 22 copies delivered to author; Oliver & Boyd and Whittaker each took 770 copies.
[n.d.] Oliver & Boyd sold their 770 copies for a total of 352. 18. 4; after deducting a 10 per cent commission, the total sum from the sale of these 770 copies was 317. 12. 6.
[n.d.] To gain on this edition: 169. 1. 4¾.
[2nd edn].
The impression consisted of 1000 copies; 1036 copies were actually printed.
26 Mar 1821. To Ja[me]s Hogg p[er] agreement for this edition: 116. 13. 4 (Oliver and Boyd paid one-third of this; Whittaker paid two-thirds on 17 Nov 1820, amounting to 80. 0. 0).
[n.d.] Total outlay (paper, printing and misc. expenses): 156. 13. 6 (Oliver and Boyd paid one-third of this; Whittaker paid two-thirds on 3 Apr 1821, totalling 104. 9. 0).
[n.d.]. To advertising: 10. 14. 0½. [Note on ledger: ‘Each [i. e. Oliver & Boyd and Whittaker] to pay for their own advertising’.]
[n.d.] 12 copies delivered to the author; Oliver & Boyd took 342 copies and Whittaker took 682.
[n.d.] To further advertising for 1st edn: 6. 15. 6½.
[n.d.]. To advertising 2nd edn in Oliver & Boyd’s lists at various times: 8. 12. 11.
[n.d.] Oliver & Boyd sold their 342 copies for a total of 156. 15. 0; after deducting 10 per cent commission, the total sum from the sale of these 342 copies was 141. 1. 6.
[Account for 2nd edn carried forward to Copyright Ledger I pp. 161–162].
Source: E, Acc 5000/1, Copyright Ledger I (1818–26), pp. 137–138.
Notes: Unless stated otherwise, copies of the work were accounted for at the trade price of 0. 9. 2 each.

Ledger Entry, Oliver & Boyd.
[Account for 2nd edn carried forward to Copyright Ledger I pp. 137–138].
Aug 1825. To further advertising in Lists: 0. 15. 3.
Amount of profit arising on this Edition: 25. 5. 11.
Source: E, Acc 5000/1, Copyright Ledger I (1818–26), pp. 161–162.

Advertising Accounts:

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with the Inverness Courier.
1 Oct 1818–30 June 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s New Tales, 27 Apr 1820: 0. 7. 6.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled Aug 1820.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with David Ramsay & Son for the Edinburgh Evening Courant.
1 Jan–31 Dec 1819.
To advertising Hogg’s Winter Evening Tales, 25 & 30 Dec: 0. 17. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with the Edinburgh Weekly Journal.
1 Jan–31 Dec 1819.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales, 29 Dec: 0. 8. 6.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 7 Mar 1820.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with David Chalmers & Co for the Aberdeen Journal.
1 Feb 1819–1 Feb 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales, 5 Jan 1820: 0. 8. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 8 Mar 1820.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with James Donaldson.
Feb 1819–Feb 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales, 28 & 31 Dec: 0. 17. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: No publication title is given, but Donaldson was the editor and proprietor of the Edinburgh Advertiser, so it is likely that the advertisement was inserted there (SBTI).

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with the Dundee, Perth, and Cupar Advertiser.
1 Aug 1819–31 Mar 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s New Tales, 31 Dec 1819 and 28 Jan 1820: 0. 14. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 7 Aug 1820.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with Thomas Allen & Co for the Caledonian Mercury.
1 Sept–31 Dec 1819.
To advertising Hogg’s New Tales, 25 & 30 Dec: 0. 17. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 7 Feb 1820.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with the Dumfries & Galloway Courier.
1 Sept 1819–31 Dec 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s New Tales, 28 Dec 1819 (0. 8. 6); To advertising Hogg’s Winter Evenings Tales, 25 Apr 1820 (0. 7. 6).
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Account was settled 11 Jan 1821, signed John McDiarmid.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with S. Hodgson, printer of the Newcastle Chronicle.
1 Sept 1819–31 Aug 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Winter Tales, 1 Jan and 29 Apr: 0. 16. 3½.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 1 Sept 1820. Total includes 0. 0. 9½ postage.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with G. & W. B. Whittaker.
Oct 1819–Sept 1820.
To advertising Winter Evening Tales (1819):
Globe & Press [once each], 30 Oct: 0. 13. 0.
Morning Herald [twice], 30 Oct: 0. 13. 0.
Observer, 31 Oct: 0. 11. 6.
Champion, 31 Oct: 0. 5. 6.
To insertion in 35,000 Lists in Reviews &c, Nov: 3. 3. 0.
New Times [twice], 6 Nov: 0. 13. 0.
Star & slips, 6 Nov: 0. 7. 6.
Morning Post [twice], 2 Nov: 0. 15. 0.
Morning Chronicle [twice], 1 Nov: 0. 14. 0.
Times [twice], 19 Nov: 0. 14. 0.
Courier, 19 Nov: 0. 12. 0.
1820
St James’s Chronicle, 27 Apr: 0. 8. 6.
Star & slips, 24 Apr (0. 9. 6); 10 July (0. 7. 0).
Globe & Press, 26 Apr (0. 18. 0); 16 May (0. 18. 0); 19 July (0. 14. 0).
Morning Herald, 27 Apr (0. 9. 6); 18 &c May [twice] (0. 19. 0); 8 &c July [twice] (0. 17. 0).
Morning Post [twice], 27 &c Apr (1. 1. 0); 5 June [twice] (1. 1. 0); 17 July [twice] (0. 18. 0).
Observer, 30 Apr (0. 16. 0); 23 July (0. 9. 6).
Champion, 30 Apr (0. 10. 6); 22 July (0. 10. 6).
Lady’s Magazine, 30 Apr: 0. 8. 0.
Bent’s List, May: 0. 8. 0.
New Times, 17 May [thrice] (1. 5. 6); 17 July twice] (0. 14. 0).
Times, 25 May [thrice] (1. 11. 6); 27 July [twice] (1. 0. 0).
Courier, 8 May [twice] (0. 17. 0); 24 July [twice] (0. 18. 0).
Evening Mail, 30 June: 0. 8. 6.
Morning Chronicle, 30 June [twice] (1. 2. 0); 20 July: (0. 8. 0).
British Luminary, 3 June (0. 9. 0); 2 July: (0. 9. 0).
New Monthly Magazine, 17 July: 0. 10. 6.
Literary Chronicle, 8 July (0. 8. 0); 6 Sept (0. 8. 0).
Englishman & Mirror, 22 July: 0. 15. 0.
5 May. 7 copies to reviews: 3. 6. 6.
Exeter, 22 July: 0. 9. 6.
Dublin, 22 July [twice]: 1. 2. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Statement of Agency Fees, Oliver & Boyd with William Turnbull.
1 Dec 1819–30 Mar 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales:
Herald, 27 Dec 1819: 0. 8. 0.
Courier, 30 Dec: 0. 8. 0.
Chronicle, 25 & 28 Dec (0. 16. 0); 20 Jan 1820 (0. 8. 0).
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Account was settled 21 Apr 1820. Turnbull was a Glasgow agent.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with Thomas Allen & Co for the Caledonian Mercury.
1 Jan–30 June 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s New Tales: 13, 15, 17, 22 & 29 Apr; 6 May: 1. 19. 0.
1 May 1820. To advertising for Mercury Hogg’s Fables [sic] 1 Dozen Letters. 0. 7. 6.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with Francis Jollie jun. & James Jollie, proprietors of the Carlisle Journal.
1 Jan 1820–30 June 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales, 28 Apr 1821: 0. 7. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 7 Jan 1822. The draft to Jollie for 0. 7. 0 is in Acc 5000/190.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with David Ramsay & Son for the Edinburgh Evening Courant.
1 Jan–30 June 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Winter Evening Tales: 13, 15, 19, 22 & 29 Apr (1. 12. 6); 6 May (0. 6. 6).
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with the Edinburgh Weekly Journal.
1 Jan–30 June 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales: 12 & 26 Apr; 3 May: 0. 19. 6.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with S. Hodgson, printer of the Newcastle Chronicle.
1 Jan–31 July 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Winter Tales: 1 Jan & 29 Apr (+0. 0. 9½d postage): 0. 16. 3½.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 1 Sept 1820.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with the Scotsman.
1 Jan–30 June 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s New Tales: 1 & 8 Jan (0. 17. 0); 15, 22 & 29 Apr (0. 19. 6).
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with W. A. Mitchell, printer of the Tyne Mercury.
1 Jan 1820–30 June 1821.
To advertising Hoggs New Tales: 25 Apr 1820 (+0. 0. 9½d postage: 0. 7. 9½); 8 May 1821 (0. 7. 6).
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 23 Aug 1821. Mitchell was also the printer of the Newcastle Magazine, but it seems more likely that the advertisements were placed in the Tyne Mercury newspaper.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with G. & W. B. Whittaker.
[?1 Jan 1820]–30 June 1820.
To half expenses advertising Hogg’s Tales: 22. 0. 7.
Source: E, Acc 5000/189.
Notes: Docket states: ‘Settled account G. & W. B. Whittaker, London ending 30 June 1820 [...] remitted 27 Jan 1820.’ No specific advertisement dates are given.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with J. K. Johnston & Co, General Advertising & Newspaper Agency Office, Dublin.
Jan 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s New Tales:
Freeman’s Journal: 0. 14. 1.
The Correspondent: 0. 13. 0.
The Dublin Journal: 0. 13. 0.
The Patriot: 0. 13. 0.
Cork Southern Reporter: same advertisements [no specific amount given].
Cork Morning Intelligencer: same advertisements [no specific amount given].
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: No specific dates are given for the individual adverts. Docket shows account was settled 9 Mar 1820.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with Edward Walker, printer of the Newcastle Courant.
Jan–Mar 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Winter Evening Tales: 1 Jan (0. 8. 6); ‘Hogg’s New Tales’, 29 Jan (0. 7. 9½).
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 23 Mar 1821.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with Claud Muirhead for the Edinburgh Advertiser.
1 Feb–31 Dec 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales: 14, 18 & 25 Apr; 5 May (0. 7. 6 ea): 1. 10. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 12 Feb 1821.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with Richard Nichols for the West Riding Chronicle.
1 Mar–30 Apr 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Winter Tales, 28 Apr: 0. 9. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Account was settled 31 July 1820.

Statement of Agency Fees, Oliver & Boyd with William Turnbull.
Apr 1820–Oct 1820.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales:
Courier: 13, 20 & 29 Apr: 1. 1. 0.
Herald: 14, 24 Apr; 29 May: 1. 1. 0.
Chronicle, 18 Apr: 0. 7. 0.
Chronicle, 27 Apr & 4 May: 0. 14. 0
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Account was settled 13 Oct 1820. Turnbull was a Glasgow agent.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with the Beacon.
1 Jan–30 June 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales, 28 Apr & 5 May: 0. 15. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with Thomas Allen & Co for the Caledonian Mercury.
1 Jan–30 June 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales 2nd edn, 3 & 19 May: 0. 15. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with John McDiarmid & Co for the Dumfries & Galloway Courier.
1 Jan–30 June 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales, 1 & 22 May 0. 15. 0.
Overcharged and Deductions: Hogg’s Tales not ordered, 22 May: 0. 7. 6.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with Claud Muirhead for the Edinburgh Advertiser.
1 Jan–30 Dec 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales, 27 Apr (0. 7. 6); 4 May (0. 8. 6): 0. 16. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Account was settled 14 Feb 1822.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with David Ramsay & Son for the Edinburgh Evening Courant.
1 Jan–30 June 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Winter Evening Tales, 30 Apr: 0. 7. 6.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Account was settled 1 Feb 1822.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with the Edinburgh Weekly Journal.
1 Jan–30 June 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales, 9 & 16 May: 0. 17. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket and header on sheet simply state that the accounts are for advertising in ‘the Journal’.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with the Scotsman.
1 Jan–30 June 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales, 12 & 19 May: 0. 15. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with the Montrose Chronicle.
1 Feb–31 July 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales 2nd edn, 27 Apr: 0. 6. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 1 Aug 1821. Docket gives names of Smith & Hill—possibly the names of the proprietors.

Receipt for advertising, from Oliver & Boyd to the proprietors of the Carlisle Patriot.
1 Mar–30 June 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales, 28 Apr: 0. 7. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: The Carlisle Patriot was published weekly every Saturday by B. Scott (printed at top of receipt). Slip signed ‘paid 18 March 1822 [signed] William Johnson’.

Statement of Agency Fees, Oliver & Boyd with William Turnbull.
1 Apr–30 June 1821.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales:
Herald, 25 May: 0. 12. 0.
Courier, 26 Apr: 0. 11. 0.
Chronicle, 5 May: 0. 11. 0.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.

Advertising Account, Oliver & Boyd with R. Morison & Co, for the Perth Courier.
1 July 1821–31 Dec 1823.
To advertising Hogg’s Tales&c, 26 Feb 1822: 0. 13. 6.
Source: E, Acc 5000/51.
Notes: Docket shows account was settled 19 Mar 1824.

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