‘Our Observatory’

The following article was published in the Arbroath Herald on 23 August 1906 and is a fascinating transcription of a letter written almost one-hundred years earlier by a soldier named David Wishart, to his brother Thomas whilst he was serving overseas in the Peninsula War (1808 – 1814.) David was born in Arbroath about 1784, […]

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Music Sellers To Her Majesty

An example of sheet music published by John Wiseheart & Son, an established Irish stationer whose family can be traced back to early seventeenth century Dublin. John was born about 1802 and was the son of Starkey Wiseheart, a local tailor. He married Anna McDermott in 1827 and had at least six children with her. […]

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