b.before1735-d.before1795 Adair, William Army Surgeon Major West Indies, Gibraltar 791LEM-2
1752-d.after1783 Adair, William Apothecary Leadenhall Street, London
Historically the present work originated with the formation of the Book Subscription Lists Project in 1972. The original 1974 article was manually extracted from less than 100 subscription lists, contrasting with the 1,112 lists giving 378,531 entries in 1983. In 1983 a new file was formed combining entries by the same subscriber, containing 8625 readers of 95,000 subscriptions from 1725 books.
Indicators such as 791LEM-2 in the last column denote book subscriptions.