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Neil Macphail, fl. 1886-1902

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Neil Macphail (fl. 1886-1902), was a stationer.

Life:

Neil Macphail of Macphail and Niven wholesale stationers, die sinkers, printers and lithographers to the Queen, at 7-8 Buchanan Street, Glasgow. He lived at Ashton on Pollock Road, Shawlands, and later at 53 Waterloo Street, Glasgow.

Macphail was admitted as an original lay member of Glasgow Art Club in 1886, and resigned on 23 January 1902. He was among those who in 1891 appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy JW's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326).

Bibliography:

Records of Glasgow Art Club; Post Office Directory, Glasgow, 1886-89; McEwan, Peter J. M., Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture, Woodbridge, 1994.