Cat No.: GB1059:
Written by a native of the city, John McUre, this book, published in 1830 chronicles the origins, rise and progress of Glasgow.
Packed full of interesting, background information for people with ancestors from Glasgow, this book includes descriptions of all the significant places in the city; its amenities, government, trade and buildings. It has superb descriptions of streets which name some of the inhabitants and their trades, lists of shopkeepers, linen and woollen drapers and many other tradespeople plus notes about some of the citizens who emigrated
The second park is that which is commonly called New Green, adorned with pleasant galleries of elm-trees and situated in the south east of the city…it hath all the summer betwixt two and three hundred women bleaching of linen cloth and washing linen cloths of all sorts in the river Clyde.
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