George Craig (1783-1843), baron bailie of Galashiels

George Craig (1783-1843), baron bailie of Galashiels, was a law agent, banker, insurance agent and factor. The rediscovery of some his letter books sheds new light on his own and other communities across the Scottish Borders in the period between 1821 and 1840. John Finlay, Professor of Scots Law, presents a series of online pages looking at different aspects of that world through a selection of Craig’s letters. It is part of a project, in conjunction with Scottish Borders Archives, to make Craig a better-known figure and to recognise his formative influence on the area. The letter books form the basis of a new book, expected to appear in 2023.

First published: 27 May 2022

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