First published in 1787 and republished here is the 1868 reprint of Nathaniel Jones' Directory of Glasgow, published by William Lover and printed by R. Anderson of Glasgow. Reputed to be the first directory for Glasgow, this republication of the 1868 reprint contains 114 printed pages and includes several sections not present in the original issue as indicated by the full title of this edition: Reprint of Jones's Directory; or, Useful Pocket Companion for the Year 1787. With an Introduction, and Notes of Old Glasgow Celebrities, by the 'Rambling Reporter'.
The original compiler and editor of the Glasgow Directory, National Jones, began life as a shoemaker and ultimately kept a coffee room at the Cross. Jones explained that his initial purpose for compiling a Glasgow Directory was merely to collect an alphabetical list of the subscribing members of the Tontine coffee room. However, the members apparently persuaded Jones to go beyond his initial undertaking and add to his list as many of the merchants, manufacturers and companies in Glasgow that he could readily identify thereby turning his list into a directory. Readily acknowledging the faults and omissions in her enterprise, Jones requested that anyone omitted should leave their names and residences at the Exchange Keeper's Office for inclusion in the subsequent directory, which was issued in 1789.
Jones's edition of the Glasgow Directory begins with a list civil and office holders in the city, such as magistrates, town counsellors, guilds members as well as members on various committees for improving the town, such as the Clyde Marine Society, etc. The list also includes members of the faculty of surgeons and physicians of Glasgow, members of the committees of the various hospitals, teachers - including those of fencing and dancing - and is concluded with a list of the town's sergeants and departures and arrivals of stagecoaches into and out of the town. The list is followed by an alphabetical directory of the merchants and traders in the city, names which had been gathered by Jones himself. Each entry includes the individual's occupation and address. This is the point at which Jones's original publication terminates.
The 1868 reprint of Jones' original Glasgow Directory contains an addition twenty-four pages of information. This is made-up of a potted-history of Glasgow from the Reformation, but predominantly facts, statistics and interesting anecdotes from the eighteenth-century and closer to the time at which the Glasgow Directory was originally published. The introduction is supplemented with biographical sketches of dozens of the men that were listed in Jones's edition of the Glasgow Directory.
Although containing only 114 printed pages, the useful and interest of this 1868 reprint of Nathaniel Jones's Glasgow Directory for 1787 goes way beyond the slightness of pages and should be of immense interest to all Glaswegians.
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These two volumes on one CD cover the history of Glasgow in 370 until 1816. It has chapters on the rise and progress of the city including chapters on the magistrates and law, religions influence and structure, public buildings, charities, hospitals, societies, schools, regiments, riots, fires, construction and destruction, as well as tales of the city.
Unusually it has lots of handwritten notes on cover pages, naming people such as the chief importers of tobacco, members of the literary society and more, which were added in 1850.
Most importantly it lists by name Hammermen, Tailors, Cordiners, Maltmen, Weavers, Baxters, Skinners, Wrights, Coopers, Fleshers, Masons, Gardeners, Barbers Dyers and Bonnetmakers.
It even lists the price of bread! A great way to learn more about your ancestors and the life they lived. Essential reading for those with Glasgow ancestors.
The Post Office Directory of Glasgow follows the format of may of the other Post Office directories which were published at the time. Spread over nearly 900 pages this is an important publication for anyone researching ancestors from Glasgow.
Over 450 pages of the publication are taken up with an alphabetical name directory and street directory for Glasgow city. Several thousand names are included in these listings. This is followed by another 140 pages of a professional directory. There is also 29 pages of listings for suburban areas as well. The final part of the publication is made up of the official Post Office information, as well as government information, Scottish peerages, local institutions, banks, religious institutions, charitable institutions as well as much of the usual information normally associated with a directory. With some many thousands of names included this is a crucially important publication of anyone researching family history in Glasgow in the mid to late 19th Century.
A huge directory with over 950 pages covering the whole of the city.
Includes a general alphabetical directory and street by street listings of virtually every head of household including private individuals, and a classified trades directory.
The Post Office Directory of Glasgow follows the format of many of the other Post Office directories which were published at the time. Spread over 1100 pages this is an important publication for anyone researching ancestors from Glasgow.
Over 500 pages of the publication are taken up with an alphabetical name directory and street directory for Glasgow city. Several thousand names are included in these listings. This is followed by another 190 pages of a professional directory. There is also 70 pages of listings for suburban areas as well. The final part of the publication is made up of the official Post Office information, as well as government information, Scottish peerages, local institutions, banks, religious institutions, charitable institutions as well as much of the usual information normally associated with a directory. With some many thousands of names included this is a crucially important publication of anyone researching family history in Glasgow in the mid to late 19th Century.
A wonderful, and very readable history of Glasgow, covering a host of topics, from the very beginnings, the trades and traders, the Glasgow martyrs, the tobacco lords, the great inventors, the making of the Clyde, rise of industries, coal, iron and ships, stories of the streets, and much more.
Written by a native of the city, John McUre, this book, published in 1830 chronicles the origins, rise and progress of Glasgow.
Packed full of interesting, background information for people with ancestors from Glasgow, this book includes descriptions of all the significant places in the city; it's amenities, government, trade and buildings. It has superb descriptions of streets which name some of the inhabitants and their trades, lists of shopkeepers, linen and woollen drapers and many other tradespeople plus notes about some of the citizens who emigrated
"The second park is that which is commonly called New Green, adorned with pleasant galleries of elm-trees and situated in the south east of the city
it hath all the summer betwixt two and three hundred women bleaching of linen cloth and washing linen cloths of all sorts in the river Clyde."
A fascinating book about Glasgow and its people, published in 1881.
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