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Buchan Peter

Buchan, Peter (1790-1854), a printer and collector of Scottish ballads. He was born at Peterhead, and after publishing a volume of poems, and teaching himself the art of engraving and that of printing, he set up at Peterhead as a printer in 1816, where, with the exception of a short time spent in London, he carried on a successful business. In 1828 he published Ancient Ballads and Songs of the North of Scotland, a collection of forty new ballads, and some fresh versions of ballads printed elsewhere. He also wrote several books, among them The Annals of Peterhead.