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Wilson Family Papers

  • MS 82
  • Collection
  • 1771-1989
Correspondence, legal and business papers of several members of the family, photographs and maps

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Extract from registered Protest, John and James Wilson v Harding & Co., Glasgow, 1851, signed by James Gibbons, Sheriff Officer of Glasgow, with David Wallace, Glasgow as witness, 1851 promissory note of John and James Wilson to Messrs Harding & Co. Gl...

Extract from registered Protest, John and James Wilson v Harding & Co., Glasgow, 1851, signed by James Gibbons, Sheriff Officer of Glasgow, with David Wallace, Glasgow as witness, 1851 promissory note of John and James Wilson to Messrs Harding & Co. Glasgow.

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Letters [10] to James Wilson, cooper at Pollokshaws from his brother John Wilson, Ballston, U.S.A. 1815-1829

The letters deal mainly with personal and family matters including some references to money to be sent to John Wilson as his share of a family estate; also some news of mutual acquaintances, news of some current U.S. commodity prices and of wage rates of various tradesmen in the U.S.A. 1815-1829.

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Miscellaneous church papers and correspondence. 1821-1880

Mainly relating to the affairs of Pollock Street United Presbyterian Church, Glasgow, and Greyfriars United Presbyterian Church, Glasgow, 1821-1880. Includes an explication of the Assembly's Shorter Catechism by John Brown, "Late Minister of the Gospel at Haddington", 1838. Report of the Religious and Benevolent Institutions in Connection with Greyfriars' Church, Glasgow 1869.

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Booklet Subscriptions

Of the Matriculated Members of the Merchant House of Glasgow

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Notebook

Containing some details of candlemaking processes, writer unidentified,

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Letter, Glasgow, James Wilson, candlemaker, to his wife.

Refers to death of Wilson's mother, his hopes that his children will 'grow in the fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom' and that his wife will soon enjoy better health; encloses cutting from unidentified newspaper describing some changes in dress during a period of Court mourning, n.d. [3pp]

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Note, 'Rents Owing'

A note of rents owing by named tenants in Nelson Street and West Street [Glasgow], 1858, with, on reverse, circular letter, 14 May, 1852, Morrison's Court, Argyle Street, Glasgow, by James Wilson, announces that he is retiring and has sold his business to James Stedman.

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

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