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Tait's Directory p45

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Tait's Directory p45

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. Page 45 includes surnames from Murdoch to McDonald.

Angus McDonald was a Highlander whose shop dealt in silver plate, hardware, toys, tea, and “alternative” medicines including his famous "Balm of Gilead." He kept a shopman or porter named Murdoch McDonald who, according to the advertisements, had been cured of every disease known to humanity by the liberal use of his master's drugs.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 914.14351

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

Keywords:
alternative medicines, Balm of Gilead, chemists and druggists, directories, diseases, family history, genealogy, John Tait's Directory



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