On the edinburgh.gov.uk website there are some very useful documents I came across a few months ago and have just remembered about today.
The one that caught my eye was the Registers of Aliens. The specific origins of the registers lie in the declaration of war by the French Republic against Great Britain in 1793 and the unease felt by the authorities about the impact on radical elements within the country. They cover the period 1798-1825.
The other interesting document is the St Cuthbert’s Parochial Board, Paupers’ Claims volume, 1850-1852.
More information is online if you follow the edinburgh.gov.uk website.