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CHAPMAN. One whose business is to buy and sell goods or other things. 2 Bl. Com. 476.

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Although the customers of Scottish chapmen must have been vast in number, only a tiny fraction have left contemporary accounts of their dealings with itinerant traders.
Some references to chapmen are also found in the Old Statistical Account, compiled in the 1790s by ministers across Scotland, recording social conditions in their parishes.
Stone's enthusiasm and aptitude for academic study was probably extremely unusual among Scottish chapmen, but his interest in books was probably less rare, particularly among those chapmen who chose to specialise in this trade.
Scottish chapmen in this period will always remain elusive.
While most Scottish chapmen remain unknown and unrecorded we are fortunate to have good surviving documentary records for a number of them.
Nevertheless, the number of chapmen estimated cautiously as active in Scotland in the late eighteenth century compares well with other approximate estimates for England and elsewhere in northern Europe.
Perhaps a suitable closing point for this paper is to suggest that we should consider more the large army of chapmen who sold goods, including cheap print, to Scots in the past.
(5) See particularly throughout Margaret Spufford, Small Rooks and Pleasant Histories (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1982), and, to a lesser extent, Margaret Spufford, The Great Reclothing of Rural Engand: Petty Chapmen and their Wares in the Seventeenth Century (London: Hambledon Press, 1984).