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George Oswald

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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George Oswald

A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of George Oswald of Scotstoun (1735-1819). The painting was by Thomas Gainsborough.

Oswald was a tobacco merchant, a partner in the South Sugar House and a prominent wine importer. He owned an estate in Scotstoun and in 1784 he inherited the lands of Auchincruive in South Ayrshire from his uncle Richard Oswald. He was Rector of the University of Glasgow, 1797-1798.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR

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

Keywords:
imports, portraits, Rectors, South Sugar House, sugar manufacturers, Tobacco Lords, tobacco merchants, University of Glasgow, wine importers, wine merchants



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