May 2021 – Many thanks to Janet and Pat Railsback, Texas, USA for sourcing and shipping the following bricks of interest. Below – ‘Don’t spit on side walk’ brick. Dr Samuel Crumbine of Dodge City was one of the leading figures in the field of public health in the early 20th century. His health campaigns…
21/05/1857 – Dundee Courier – Scotch bankrupts – Applications for cessio bonorum – Neil McMillan, brick builder, 78 Muslin Street, Bridgeton of Glasgow ( note – SBH – possibly the same individual?)
09/06/1870 – Glasgow Evening Citizen – Dean of Guild Court – The following applications were granted – Neil McMillan & Son etc Morris Place off Monteith Row, Glasgow to take down the front tenement already erected on part of piece of ground situated on the south side of Savoy Street, Bridgeton and erect a front tenement of dwelling houses on-site thereof.
1878 – Neil McMillan & Son, Brickmakers, 482 Paisley Street, Glasgow.
Neil McMillan’s son was James Wilson McMillan who was born in 1850. He emigrated to the USA around 1867 where he manufactured bricks at the Milledgeville Brickworks in Georgia. He was definitely in the USA by 1878 so the ‘& son’ referred to here is likely to be James’ brother Robert Wilson McMillan.