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William Johnston of Glenorchard

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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William Johnston of Glenorchard

A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of William Johnston of Glenochard (1806-1864). The painting was by Sir Daniel Macnee.

Johnston was one of Glasgow's most powerful businessmen during the mid-19th century. He was an accountant who was a manager of the Commercial Bank and Chairman of the Caledonian Railway Co from 1854 until 1859. In 1859 he became a trustee for the second William Dixon's large industrial estates at Govanhill and Calder, and took a leading role in managing the coal and iron founding businesses under William S Dixon during the early 1860s.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR

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

accountants, bankers, Caledonian Railway Co, chairmen, coalmasters, Commercial Bank, iron founders, iron manufacturers, portraits trustees

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