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Peter Burnet

Peter Burnet

The life of Peter Burnet through poem and biography

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This book explores the life of Peter Burnet, born in America during the Civil War and who arrived in Paisley, Scotland to become a great friend of the Paisley poet Robert Tannahill. During his life Peter was known to the inhabitants of Paisley as “Black Peter” a name that was used as in his biography that is contained within this volume.As one of the earliest ethnic men in Paisley, Peter is largely unknown to the modern generation. This short publication sets out to look at his life through a poem and a biography that was written during Peter’s life by a friend, for Peter to sell in later life. Also included are a modern introduction and an analysis of some genealogical informtion on Peters life.

Paperback £12.99 & Ebook £9.99 on Amazon

Paperback https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08XFVWXJB

Ebook https://www.amazon.co.uk/Peter-Burnet-Burnett-through-biography-ebook/dp/B08XC1YPR2

From the Cottage to the Castle

From the Cottage to the Castle

Andrew Coats 1887

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From the Cottage to the Castle was published privately by Andrew Coats in 1887 telling the history of the family and the story of the growth of J & P Coats, cotton thread manufactures in Paisley Scotland.

“If the following sketch should fall into the hands of a single member of a future generation who has a curiosity to know what sort of people he is sprung from, it will have accomplished a useful end. If he is proud, it may humble him. If he is humble, it may encourage him.”

Paperback & Ebook both £12.99 on Amazon

Paperback https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cottage-Castle-Andrew-Coats/dp/B08X65NPDZ

Ebook https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cottage-Castle-Andrew-Coats-ebook/dp/B08X9PDFKP

The volume contains 104 pages with 20 black & white illustrations along with many stories about the growth of the company at home and in America.

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