The Life of Mansie Wauch

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See Albert Charles Adams, 'The History of a Village Shopkeeper', (Edinburgh, 1876) p.8

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Accessed on 2019/09/22 19:01:51

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The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
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Scotland
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