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MacBrayne and Stirling

From Graces Guide
1847.

Glasgow Letter Foundry

1742 Established

1834 Announce they intend to move to London, at Great New Street, Gough Square. Alex. Wilson and Sons.[1]

1842 Celebration of their centenary. Mr. Wilson of Alexander Wilson and Sons, letter-founders, Great New street, London.

1846 Purchased by Marr, Gallie and Co. 'MARR, GALLIE, and Co., Letter Founders and Printers' Joiners New-street, Edinburgh, Great New-street, Gough-square, London, beg to inform Letterpress Printers that they have PURCHASED the entire PLANT and GOODWILL of the BUSINESS of "THE GLASGOW LETTER FOUNDRY." established so far back as 1742, and for many years past in under the firm of A. and P. Wilson, and in London under the of Alexander Wilson and Sons. These foundries will conducted in the same places and under the same management heretofore...'[2]

1846 Advertisement. The Glasgow Letter Foundry. Macbrayne and Stirling, Typefounders.[3]

1850 Announcement. 'The two old-established Houses of H. W. CASLON and Co., Chiswell-street, and ALEX. WILSON and SONS. Glasgow Letter Foundry, Great New-street, ARE NOW UNITED, and the Type-founding Business, in all branches, will be carried on in future, under the tirm of H. W. CASLON and Co., Chiswell-street. to which place all orders are requested to be addressed...'[4]

1850 Sale of stock and implements of the Glasgow Letter Foundry, Great New Street.[5]

1851 Partnership dissolved. '...business carried on by the subscribers, as the Glasgow Letter Foundry, and under the firm of Macbrayne and Stirling, was this day dissolved by mutual consent....David Macbrayne, jr. John Stirling...'[6]

1920 Partnership change. 'GLASGOW LETTER FOUNDRY, 39 Stockwell Street, Glasgow, of which the Subscribers were sole Partners, has been DISSOLVED, as at 5th June 1920, by the retiral therefrom of the Subscriber Samuel Falconer. The Business will be continued under the same Firm name by the Subscriber John MacGregor, who will collect all debts due to...'[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Globe - Thursday 26 June 1834
  2. London Daily News - Thursday 13 August 1846
  3. Greenock Advertiser - Tuesday 22 December 1846
  4. Morning Advertiser - Friday 01 February 1850
  5. Stamford Mercury - Friday 14 June 1850
  6. The London Gazette Publication date:13 June 1851 Issue:21218 Page:1561
  7. The Edinburgh Gazette Publication date:8 June 1920 Issue:13603 Page:1420