James Ballantyne
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Born in Kelso, Borders
Born in 1772
Died in 1833

Born 1772. Died 1833 - Scottish printer.

Along with his brother John, attended Kelso Grammar School with Sir Walter Scott. In 1797 James started the Tory Kelso Mail, and in 1802 produced the first two volumes of the Border Minstrelsy. In 1805 Scott became a secret partner in the business and in 1808 it expanded to the printing, publishing and bookselling firm of John Ballantyne & Co.

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