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 56 includes surnames from Park to Purden.
The shop owned by George Provan & Co was described as "a well-known and unpretentious little shop, which is situated a few doors north of the Cross Steeple, in High Street." The business, which later became Provan & Coats, sold paints, oils and general drysaltery goods.
Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 914.14351
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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