Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,200 pages of information and 245,646 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Stephen Mitchell (1789-1874)

From Graces Guide

Stephen Mitchell (1789-1874) of Stephen Mitchell and Son

1889 Born, grandson of the founder of the family business

1859 Mitchell retired to Moffat

1874 April 21st. Died at Moffat following a fall. He never married, and left a public bequest of £66,998 10s 6d to ensure the establishment and maintenance of a public library in Glasgow, to be known as the Mitchell Library. The library was opened to the public in November 1877 and is now the largest public reference library in Europe.


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