Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Stephen Mitchell and Son

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June 1911.
November 1920. Kings Head and Three Nuns tobacco.
May 1935. Three Nuns.
May 1939.

1723 Stephen Mitchell first established a tobacco manufacturing business in Linlithgow

1820 Stephen Mitchell, grandson of the founder, took over the business on the death of his father.

1825 The business moved to Candleriggs in Glasgow.

1832 The business moved to St Andrew's Square.

1867 Stephen Mitchell and Son. Tobacco Manufacturers, 51, St. Andrew-square, Glasgow.[1]

1885 The extensive tobacco works of Messrs Stephen Mitchell & Son, St Andrew's Square, were discovered to be on fire.[2]

1889 The present proprietors are Stephen Mitchell and William Nelson Mitchell, the former being the fifth Stephen Mitchell who has been a partner in the firm.[3]

The tobacco business finally merged with W. D. and H. O. Wills in 1901. Wills then amalgamated with other tobacco companies to become Imperial Tobacco Co.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Bell's Weekly Messenger - Monday 29 July 1867
  2. Dundee Evening Telegraph - Monday 02 March 1885
  3. Northern Chronicle and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland - Wednesday 27 February 1889