Dundee Central Library (Local History Centre)
Edinburgh Central Library
Mitchell Library, Glasgow
National Library of Scotland
Pae family papers (Judith and Anthony Cooke)
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Rylands Library Manchester
University of Bristol Theatre Collection
University of Edinburgh Centre for Research Collections
University of Glasgow Special Collections
University of Stirling Library
Wellcome Library, Wellcome Institute London
Newspapers and Journals
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine
Dundee … People’s Journal
Edinburgh Evening Courant
Edinburgh Evening Dispatch
Edinburgh Evening News
Edinburgh Weekly Chronicle
Edinburgh Weekly Journal
Glasgow Evening News
Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News
Medical Times and Gazette
News of the World
New Statesman and Nation
New York World Telegraph
Pall Mall Gazette
Sheffield Daily Telegraph
Time and Tide
Dictionary of National Biography
Primary Bibliography: Sources and Histories
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Burke and Hare. Dir. John Landis. With Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis. Ealing Studios, 2010.
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Douglas, Sheila, ed. and intro. The King of the Black Art and Other Folk Tales. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1987.
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DR. Knox. UK hip-hop band. Singers Malakai and Wisdomtooth. Album IEGO. Rough Records UK, 2006.
Drummond, Andrew. Elephantina: A Huge Misunderstanding. Edinburgh: Polygon, 2008.
Edwards, Owen Dudley. Burke and Hare. 1980. 2nd. ed. Edinburgh: Mercat Press, 1993.
Edwards, Owen Dudley. Hare and Burke. Dir. Ben Harrison. Perf. Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 1994. Edinburgh: Diehard, 1994.
“Elegiac Lines on the Tragical Murder of Poor Daft Jamie.” Ballad. Edinburgh: Willie Smith, .
Extreme Measures. Dir. Michael Apted. With Gene Hackman and Hugh Grant. Castle Rock, 1996. DVD Warner Brothers, 1999.
Finnemore, John, and Owen Powell. “Burke and Hare.” Perf. Ophaboom, Unity Theatre Liverpool, 2004. MS not accessed.
Flesh and the Fiends, The. Aka Mania and Psychokillers. Dir. and written John Gilling. With Peter Cushing. Independent International Pictures, 1960. USA aka The Fiendish Ghouls, 1965 (cut 23 minutes). DVD Image Entertainment, 2000.
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“Haddington Cobbler Defended, or the Doctors Dissected! Being a Reply to Three Poems Published by the Resurrection Men.” By an East Linton Gravedigger. Scotland: n.p., n.d. Bound with Dr. Barclay, The Medical School of Edinburgh. UE.
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“Reflections Suggested by the Murders Recently Committed in Edinburgh, &c. Being an Epistle to the Right Hon Robert Peel, M.P. … in Which, Burke’s Iniquitous Practices Are Traced to Their Real Source, and an Attempt Made to Indicate Measures Whereby the Recurrence of Similar Enormities May Be for Ever Prevented.” By A Medical Officer in the Royal Navy. Glasgow: W. R. M‘Phun., 1829.
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