James McSparran, Ship Store and Provision Merchant, 44, Commerce Street; Clothier and Outfitter, 56, Clyde Place; Wine and Spirit Merchant, 48, Clyde Place.ó
Mr. James McSparran, whose establishments are along the quay side within easy distance of each other, may very correctly be termed a universal provider for all classes of seafaring men. The large business conducted by him was established a number of years ago by Mr. James McSparran, Senr., who has been succeeded by his son, the present proprietor.
At 44, Commerce Street, he carries on the business of provision merchant, along with that of supplying shipsí stores. He imports, direct from Ireland, hams, butter, eggs, and cheese, and keeps generally a fresh and well-selected stock of goods. In the outfitting department at 56, Clyde Place, a large stock of everything necessary for a seamanís outfit will be found. The third business, under the same proprietorship, is that of wine and spirit merchant, carried on in well-appointed premises situated at 48, Clyde Place. Here is done both a wholesale and retail trade.
This shop is well known to all seafaring men, and owing to its thorough respectability is a favourite haunt for seamen ashore. In these three shops Mr. McSparran conducts a good trade, and the business may be regarded as the chief establishment in the city for the supplying of seamenís wants.
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