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William Bilsland, 1847-1921

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1847
Place of Birth: Ballat, Stirlingshire
Date of Death: 1921.08.27
Place of Death:

Identity:

William Bilsland, a baker, and Chairman of Billsland Bros Ltd, was a Glasgow Councillor in 1891 at the time of the purchase of Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) by the City of Glasgow.

Life:

He was Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1905-1908.

Bibliography:

Who's Who in Glasgow, Glasgow, 1909; Times, London, 29 August 1921, p. 11; Bell, Peter, Who was Who in Edwardian Scotland, Edinburgh, 1986.