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Tait's Directory p20

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Tait's Directory p20

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 20 includes surnames from Barker to Brown.

Among those listed here is a "glew [sic] maker" in the Bridgegate. The presence of slaughter houses and meat markets near the foot of the Saltmarket provided the bones required by the renderer for boiling up to make glue.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 914.14351

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

directories, family history, genealogy, glue manufacturers, John Tait's Directory, renderers

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