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1838 Brothers Nicol and Robert Handyside entered business in Glasgow as shipbrokers and merchants under the name of N. and R. Handyside & Co. They initially specialised in the Balkan and Russian trade
1850 They also became managers of the Glasgow and Lisbon Steam Packet Co.
1851 Nicol Handyside 55, Russian Vice Consul & Coal Merchant, lived in Barony with Agnes Handyside 50, Hugh Handyside 24, John Handyside 27, Isabella Handyside 19, James Handyside 15, Mary Handyside 13, William Handyside 11, Agnes Handyside 9, Margaret Handyside 17
1852 They started using the name Anchor Line in their advertisements.