John Glassford and Company

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John Glassford and Company, and successors, was a mercantile firm in Glasgow, Scotland which did business in Maryland and Virginia. Near the beginning of the Revolution, the firm name changed to Glassford & Henderson, and additional stores were opened. About 1790, Alexander Henderson, Robert Ferguson, and John Gibson (trading under the name Henderson, Ferguson & Gibson) had charge of most of these stores, and it was probably at this time that the trade passed out of the hands of the Scottish merchants and into the control of local owners. From 1800 to about 1816 Vincent & Ferguson carried on the bulk of the business. About 1816, until 1834, the firm was called Edelen, Thompson & Company.

From the description of Records, 1758-1817. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 147440182

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referencedIn Riddell, Henry. Account book of Henry Riddell, 1777-1780. Library of Congress
creatorOf John Glassford and Company Records, 1743-1886, (bulk 1760-1820) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf John Glassford and Company. Records, 1758-1817. Winterthur Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith Bayles, William. person
associatedWith Boyle, Scott & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Byrd, William, 1728-1777 person
associatedWith Campbell, John, fl. 1796 person
associatedWith Carter, Landon, 1710-1778 person
associatedWith Fairfax, George William, 1741-1809 person
associatedWith Fergusson, Robert, fl. 1779-1817 person
associatedWith Findlay, Hopkins & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Fitzhugh, William, 1741-1809 person
associatedWith Glassford, Gordon, Monteath & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Glassford, Henderson & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Glassford, Henry, 1764-1819 person
associatedWith Glassford, John, 1715-1783 person
associatedWith Gordon, James, fl. 1760 person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, -1799. person
associatedWith Henderson, Archibald, fl. 1766 person
associatedWith Henderson, Fergusson & Gibson. corporateBody
associatedWith James Brown & Co. (Glasgow, Scotland) corporateBody
associatedWith James Gordon & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Jamieson, Johnstone & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Jamieson, Neil. person
associatedWith Lee, Henry, 1756-1818 person
associatedWith Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794 person
associatedWith Mason, George, 1725-1792 person
associatedWith Plater, George, 1735-1792 person
associatedWith Riddell, Henry. person
associatedWith Riddell, Henry, fl. 1760-1783 person
associatedWith Ross, Hector. person
associatedWith Shortridge, Gordon & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Thompson, Edelen & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Vincent & Fergusson. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799 person
associatedWith Washington, Lawrence, 1718-1752 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
Alexandria (Va.)
Glasgow (Scotland)
Norfolk (Va.)
Port Tobacco (Md.)
Chaptico (Md.)
Dumfries (Va.)
Lower Marlboro (Md.)
Newport (Md.)
Bladensburg (Md.)
Colchester (Va.)
Nottingham (Md.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Leonardtown (Md.)
Piscataway (Md.)
Upper Marlboro (Md.)
Retail Trade
Branch stores
Tobacco industry--Maryland
Tobacco industry--Virginia
Tobacco industry--Scotland--Glasgow

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Active 1758

Active 1817



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