Witness (religious newspaper)

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Hugh Miller -editor
William Anderson - sub editor

Witness was an evangelical newspaper established in 1840 by Scottish geologist and writer Hugh Miller.[1] Robert Candlish was instrumental in establishing Miller as the editor.[2] He continued to edit the paper at an office on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh until his suicide in December 1856. He was the principal contributor to the publication, averaging over 10,000 words a week.[3] William Anderson was sub-editor as was James Aitken Wylie.


  1. ^ Miller, Hugh (1871). The Headship Of Christ and the Rights of the Christian People (5th ed.). Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  2. ^ Bayne, Peter (1893). The Free Church of Scotland : her origin, founders and testimony. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. pp. 132–142. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Discover Hugh Miller -". www.hughmiller.org. Archived from the original on 10 April 2003. Retrieved 17 January 2022.