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James Hamilton

James Hamilton (1804?-1894) was an engineer and a councillor.

Born in Greenock, Hamilton came to Glasgow in 1839 to work at the Stobcross offices of Robert Barclay & Co. In 1845 he became a partner with Robert Curle in Barclay, Curle & Co, retiring from the business in 1879. His sons James and John also made careers as engineers and became partners in Robert Napier & Sons.

Hamilton served on the Town Council from 1867 until 1884.

Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04BAI

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

Barclay, Curle & Co, shipbuilding, councillors, engineers, shipbuilders

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