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Tontine subscription

A receipt for James McEwan's subscription to the Tontine Reading Room, 1841.

The Glasgow Tontine Society opened its building on Trongate in 1784, with a coffee room, hotel and reading room. Periodicals and local, national and French newspapers were available to subscribers. The Tontine Building was closed in 1868 when it was refurbished as a department store by Moore, Taggart & Co.

Reference: SP.2002.5.3

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

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