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John Stirling

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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John Stirling

A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of John Stirling (1677-1736). The painter is unknown.

Stirling was a tobacco merchant in partnership with his brother Walter. He was a Glasgow bailie in 1716 and 1724 (he was one of those arrested with the Provost after the Shawfield Riot of 1725), and Provost 1728-1730. He was the father of William Stirling (1717-1777) who established the printing firm of William Stirling & Sons, and uncle to Walter Stirling, the founder of Stirling's Library.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR

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

Keywords:
Lord Provosts, portraits, printers, Shawfield Riot, Stirling's Library, Tobacco Lords, tobacco merchants, William Stirling & Sons



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