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A History of our Firm
Being some account of the firm of Pollock, Gilmour & Co. and its offshoots and connections 1804-1920 by John Rankin (1921)


Chapter I

Pollok, Gilmour & Co., Glasgow, John and Arthur Pollok, Allan Gilmour senior, George Sheriff
Chapter II
Gilmour, Rankin & Co., Miramichi, Alexander Rankin, James Gilmour, Richard Hutchison
Chapter III
Robert Rankin & Co., St. John, Robert Rankin, Sir James Rankin, Bart., John Pollok junior, and George Young
Chapter IV
Allan Gilmour & Co., Quebec, Allan Gilmour, Sir John Gilmour, Bart, John Gilmour, David Gilmour, James Gilmour
Chapter V
William Ritchie & Co., Montreal (subsequently Gilmour and Co.), William Ritchie, Allan Gilmour of Ottawa
Chapter VI
John Young & Co., Hamilton
Chapter VII
Arthur Ritchie & Co., Dalhousie
Chapter VIII
Ferguson, Rankin & Co., Bathurst, Francis Ferguson, John Ferguson
Chapter IX
Rankin, Gilmour & Co., Liverpool (now Rankin, Gilmour and Co., Ltd.), Robert Rankin II, John Rankin
Chapter X:
Hoghton, Rankin & Co., New Orleans; Pollok, Hoghton and Co., Mobile, George William Hoghton, James A. Bryson
Chapter XI
Gilmour, Rankin, Strang & Co., William Strang
Chapter XII
Chapter XIII
Some Connections of the Firm:—John H. Pollok and William Pollok, Calcutta; and certain other Sons of Titwood, Mearns; also Hutchison and Jarvie, and Hutchison and Pollok, Ltd., James Rankin of Miramichi, Alexander Rankin junior, Duncan Gibb
Chapter XIV
Ships and Captains
Chapter XV
Mr. Hill's Reminiscences
Chapter XVI
Retrospective and Discursive
§1. Finance and Financial Crises
§2. Early methods of Distribution
§3. Curtailment of Foreign Connections
§4. Some Personal Notes
§5. Instances of Long Service
§6. Reminiscences of Commercial Liverpool Sixty Years Ago


Appendix I. Impressions of an Employee abroad in the Sixties
Appendix II. Remarks by Allan Gilmour senior and junior, and William Ritchie, on a Tour from Saint John, N.B., through the United States to Quebec, in Canada, in the year 1828
Appendix III. The Great Fire at Miramichi, N.B., 7th October, 1825
Appendix IV. The Dunlop Volunteers, 1801
Appendix V. Family Histories:-
The Polloks
The Gilmours
The Ritchies
The Rankins
The Fergusons
Documents relating to the Ferguson Estate
Appendix VI. Letter from Mr. Davie, successor to John Laird and Sons, Port Glasgow
Appendix VII. Type of Letters to Ship Captains, 1838
Appendix VIII. Particulars of War Service
Appendix IX. Memorabilia


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