The first Glasgow directory was published in 1783 by John Tait. This image is taken from a facsimile reprint published in 1871 by Robert Forrester.
This is the first page of text following the dedications. The directory begins with a list of the magistrates and town councillors, headed by Lord Provost Patrick Colquhoun. Merchants predominate.
Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 914.14351
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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