G. A. H. Douglas & Co.
G. A. H. Douglas & Co., Mercantile and Law Stationers, 172 and 174, Hope Street.ó
A well-known and thoroughly representative firm connected with the stationery industries which is worthy of prominent mention is that of G. A. H. Douglas & Co., 172 and 174, Hope Street. Established seven years ago at 164, Hope Street, Mr. Douglas removed to his present commodious premises in 1885, at which time his brother, Mr. Walter Douglas, joined the business as a partner, the title of the firm still continuing the same.
The establishment consists of a large front shop, which is tastefully fitted as a saleroom and stamping room, in which also they do their card printing with Magaudís card machine ; behind the shop is situated a large packing-room and two large workrooms, which are equipped with printing and lithographic machines and all modern appliances for producing the highest class of mercantile and law stationery. Amongst the stationery work for which this house has won repute may be mentioned note headings, circulars, invoices, account tops, memorandums, business cards, and house letting bills, missives, posters, concert programmes, tickets, testimonials, &c. The warehouse includes in the handsome stock daybooks, cash books, ledgers, sederunt books for every kind of business, &c., tracing paper, cloth, detail paper, and Whatmanís drawing paper, &c., for architects and civil engineers. Having given special attention to the requirements of lawyers and accountants this firm has the most extensive connection with these professions of any stationer in the city.
The general trade, in which numerous workmen are employed and in which the firm is represented by two travellers, extends all over Scotland. Mr. G. A. H. Douglas has a place with a biographical notice in volume ix. of Modern Scottish Poets, and has at present in the press a volume of poems entirely his own. Some of his poems have been copied in magazines and papers, and been received with great favour by the reading public. Messrs. Douglas are genial, courteous gentlemen, and are highly respected, Mr. G. A. H. being well known all over the country as a poet of great-merit.
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