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NEWS-ROOMS AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
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THE ART UNION OF GLASGOW.
Instituted 1841.
His Royal Highness the Prince Albert,
Patron ; the Duke of Hamilton, President ;
the Duke of Montrose, the Duke of Ar-
gyll, the Earl of Eglinton and Winton,
Lord Belhaven and Stenton, Sir Archibald
Campbell, Bart., of Succoth, M.P., Sir
James Campbell of Strathcathro, Sir
Archibald Alison, Bart., Sheriff of Lan-
arkshire, Wm. Lockhart of Milton Lock-
hart, M.P., Colonel Mure of Caldwell,
M.P., Alexander Hastie, M.P., John
Gordon of Aitkenhead, A. Campbell of
Blythswood, Wm. Stirling of Keir,
M.P., Alex. Dennistoun of Golfhill,
James Lumsden of Yoker, D. Carrick
Buchanan of Drumpeller.
Committee of Management. — The Hon.
Andrew Orr, Lord Provost of Glasgow,
Chairman ; William James Davidson of
Ruchil, Vice-Chairman ; C. Hamilton and
C. W. Broun, Honorary Secretaries ;
Robert Alexander Kidston, Acting Sec. ;
Sir James Anderson, M.P., Thomas Daw-
son, C. C. Mackirdy, Colonel Campbell,
James Wylie Guild, A. G. Macdonald,
D. C. Rait, Alex,. Harvey, Charles H.
Wilson, John Houldsworth, Edward D.
James, Robert Craig, J. G. Kinnear,
Charles M. Graham, A. Roxburgh, Pais-
ley, A. P. Baton; Greenock.
The object of the Art Union of Glasgow
is, briefly, to aid in extending amongst
the community a knowledge of the Fine
Arts, by the purchase and dissemination
amongst the Members of meritorious
works. A Subscription of One Guinea
constitutes Membership for one year.
The whole Subscriptions, after deducting
the necessary expenses, are devoted to the
purchase of Pictures, Drawings, Sculp-
tures, Engravings, and other Works of Art.
NEWS-ROOMS AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
ROYAL EXCHANGE NEWS-ROOM,
Queen Street,
Receives regularly all the London, Eng-
lish, Provincial, Scotch, and Irish News-
papers ; also Commercial Lists, French,
German, Colonial, Canton, and American
papers, with all the leading Reviews,
Magazines, &c. Open daily from 7 morn-
ing till 10 evening. Strangers, who are
introduced by Subscribers, not charged,
unless they attend for more than four
weeks. Officers in garrison are permitted
the free use of the rooms. Chairman,
James Hutchison ; Deputy - Chairman,
Thomas D. Douglas. Directors, John
Buchanan, Thos. D. Douglas, L. Robert-
son, James M'Cleland, Archibald Smith,
Richard Kidston, John Henderson, James
Ellis, James Hutchison, Robert Aitken,
Michael Rowand, Robert Black, John
White, James Lumsden, and James
White. Secretary and Treasurer, Robert
Stevenson.
TONTINE EXCHANGE AND READ-
ING-ROOM.
This room is supplied with all the Lon-
don Newspapers, and those of the large
Provincial towns in England, Scotland,
and Ireland, Commercial Lists, Telegra-
phic News, &c, and with- the Magazines
and Reviews.
Full Subscription, 27s. 6d. ; Young
Men in situations, 15s. Strangers, when
introduced by a member, not charged,
unless they attend for more than four
weeks. Officers in garrison or on perma-
nent duty are permitted the free use of
the rooms.
Secretary, James Scott.
GLASGOW PUBLIC LIBRARY,
151 George Street.
Entry (transferable), 15s. ; Annual Con-
tribution, 10s. 6d. ; Re-entry to former
readers, 2s. 6d. — Volumes in the Li-
brary, about 20,000.
CURATORS.
First Curator, James Manson ; John
Barr, Thomas Burns, James Aitken, Jas.
W. Young, John Dron, Alexander D.
Stevenson, Andrew Roberton, Archibald
Roy.
William W. Niven, Librarian and Trea-
surer ; William Black, Secretary.
Opeu from 1 till half-past 4 afternoon,
and from 7 till 9 evening. On Saturday
from 10 till 12 noon onlv.
STIRLING'S PUBLIC LIBRARY,
48 Miller Street.
Founded in 1791 by the late Walter
Stirling, merchant in Glasgow, who be-
queathed his own collection of books, and
certain other property, to found and endow
a Public Library, to be open, free of charge,
to the inhabitants of Glasgow.
On the first institution of this Library,

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