James Hamilton

James Hamilton, Printer, Lithographer, and Bookbinder, 182, Trongate, and 26, Glassford Street.ó

    In connection with the printing, lithographing, and bookbinding industries, a well-known and thoroughly representative firm, of which prominent mention must be made, is that of James Hamilton, of the foregoing address. Established in Miller Street in 1868, Mr. Hamilton has had his headquarters in Trongate for fourteen years.

    The premises here form what were at one time the machine-room and counting house of the Glasgow Herald Office. They are equipped with all the printing and lithographing machinery and appliances necessary for turning out the best class of work in books, pamphlets, bills, and mercantile stationery work and bookbinding, many fine specimens of which are seen in the works. The firm has long enjoyed a large trade, extending all over the city, suburbs, and into the country.

    Mr. Hamilton has for more than thirty years in Glasgow given up a large portion of his time to Sabbath classes, young menís literary and mutual improvement meetings, and in mission work, He was an office-bearer in the Free Tron Church during nearly all the time when the pulpit was filled by Dr. Walter C. Smith, and continues to serve as an elder of the Free Church. But it is as a life abstainer from strong drinks that Mr. Hamilton has chiefly sought to make his mark, and he is at present the Grand Councillor and Grand Electoral Superintendent of the I.O.G.T. in Scotland, with which he has been prominently associated since its introduction into this country.

    He is one of the first Grand Lodge members in Great Britain. He is a vice-president of the Black-friars and Hutchesontown Liberal Association, and also of Kinning Park division of Renfrewshire Liberal Association. Mr. Hamilton is a native of Ayr, and holds the property built by his grandfather nearly a hundred years ago, and to which he has made important additions.

    In pursuance of his temperance principles, he took a very prominent part in the defeat of Mr. Ashley as the Government candidate for the representation of the burghs ; and aided in compelling the Government to withdraw the licensing clauses of the Local Government Bill. Mr. Hamilton is a well-known and highly respected gentleman ; the interest he has always taken in connection with the welfare of young men and temperance movements having won for him the esteem of a large circle of gentlemen all over the three kingdoms, in America, Germany, Norway, and Sweden, in which he has travelled, where he has delivered lectures in the cause of temperance.

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