The 19th Century Commercial Directories of Pigot and Slater provide an unrivalled economic and social snapshot of Scottish communities.
Here are three entries for Whithorn that list the trades and professions of the town. The first is from Pigot & Co’s National Commercial Directory of the Whole of Scotland of 1825.
Below, taken from Pigot & Co’s Directory of 1837.
Finally, from Slater’s Directory of 1852.
The illustrations are from An Alphabet by William Nicholson, 1898.