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William Miller

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William Miller

William Miller (1817-1892) was a merchant and a councillor.

Miller worked for the turkey-red dyers Archibald Orr Ewing & Co, but retired in 1855. An attempt to re-enter the dyeing business in the 1870s with the partnership Miller, Higgenbotham & Co was a failure, and he became manager of a bank in Hillhead.

In 1873 The Bailie described Miller as "dull, pre-eminently respectable and pliable, and yet looking clever at one and the same time." He held many offices with the Town Council, including that of City Treasurer, 1872-1875.

Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04BAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
Archibald Orr Ewing & Co, bankers, City Treasurers, councillors, horse-drawn trams, merchants, Miller, Higgenbotham & Co, Tolbooth steeple, turkey-red dyeing, turkey-red dyers



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