James Friskin, Not Frisken, and the Glasgow Newspapers

Searching for information about a particular individual can be made difficult when their

name is misspelt in a newspaper or journal.


James Friskin is one example. The Glasgow Herald, in 1900, spelt his surname with an “e”,

whereas the North British Daily Mail provided the correct spelling in one issue, the same year.

Examples can be seen on this website.



George Fairfull-Smith, July 2024.