John Ballantyne
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Born in Kelso, Borders
Born in 1774
Died in 1821

Born 1774. Died 1821 - Scottish printer.

Along with his brother James, 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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