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John Matheson

John Matheson (1817-1878) was a chairman of the Chamber of Commerce.

The son of a calico printer, Matheson became a clerk and then joined William Stirling & Sons and took charge of their printworks in Leven. A director of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce for many years, he became its President in 1872.

Matheson became a patron of the Arts, with a love of painting, drama and music, and he was a chairman of the Glasgow Music Festivals Committee in 1860 and 1873. He was a supporter of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the first honorary treasurer of the Western Infirmary.

Reference: Mitchell Library, 920.04BAI

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

Chamber of Commerce, clerks, Glasgow Music Festivals Committee, printworks, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, William Stirling & Sons

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