A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of James Lumsden of Yoker Lodge (1778-1856). The painting was by Sir Daniel Macnee.
Lumsden was an engraver and wholesale stationer who inherited the family firm James Lumsden & Son from his father in 1810. He was also a prominent Glasgow politician, serving as a councillor for periods between 1821 and 1846, a bailie from 1833 to 1836 and Lord Provost from 1843 to 1846. For nineteen years he was Honorary Treasurer for Glasgow Royal Infirmary and established the City of Glasgow Native Benevolent Association which still functions as a charity at the beginning of the 21st century.
Lumsden's son, also James, served as Lord Provost 1866-1869.
Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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