William Macartney

MACARTNEY, William (fl.1850-1853) — Melbourne

Engraver. Produced Garrard & Shaw, Map of the town and suburbs of Geelong 1850 — with James Stirling Campbell.

Born locally in or about 1823, Macartney was an apprentice engraver in Glasgow in 1841. Traded as “Campbell & Macartney” 1850-1852, with James Stirling Campbell, advertising that they had “commenced business … prepared to engrave and lithograph maps, plans, bills of lading, exchange, and acceptances, invoices and account tops, marriage, visiting and business cards, circulars, &c., &c. C. & M. having had upwards of ten years experience [sic] in the business in the principal cities of England and Scotland, feel assured that any work entrusted to them will in style and neatness give entire satisfaction to those who may honour them with their patronage. Family crests and mottoes found and engraved on plate or seals” (Melbourne Argus, 17 Jun 1850). By August 1852 the partnership in Collins Street had become “Macartney & Galbraith”, with William Galbraith, but this partnership was dissolved 16 Jul 1853, with Campbell moving back into the premises to trade as “J. S. Campbell & Co.” 1853-1854, then as “Campbell & Fergusson”, with James Fergusson 1854-1855. Macartney has not been further traced.

50 Canning Street, Glasgow — 1841
30 Collins Street West, Melbourne — 1850-1853

Census 1841. NLA. Niedorf. Trove.

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