in Burma; Calcutta, in India; Bangkok, in Siam ; and Saigon, in French Indo-China.
The board of directors is composed of Messrs. J. Halliday (managing director), L. A. Wallace and R. H. Macaulay (of Messrs. Wallace Bros., London), H. W. Hind (of Messrs. J. H. Hind e Co., Liverpool), R. W. R. Halliday, and J. G. O. Halliday. The general manager in the East is Mr. J. R. Halliday.
FINLAY, FLEMING e COMPANY.
There are in Rangoon about a dozen mercantile houses which may claim to be the main arteries through which the commerce of the country flows. One of these is the firm of Messrs. Finlay, Fleming e Co., general merchants, who deal extensively in cotton, cutch, and other native produce ; import merchandise
of every description ; act as managing agents for the Burma Oil Company, Ltd., and the Burma Cotton Company, Ltd. ; and hold agencies for Nobelas explosives, the Atlas Preservative Company, and a number of fire, marine, and life insurance companies. Their staff comprises some thirty Europeans and a large number of natives.
The founders of the firm were the late Mr. Kirkman Finlay and Mr. M. Tarbett Fleming, who opened offices at the corner of Merchant Street and Sule Pagoda Road in 1875. In 1897 the firm removed to 21, Merchant Street, where they remained until, in 1908, they took temporary quarters in Lewis Street pending the erection on the old site of an imposing new building.
Mr. Tarbett Fleming retired in 1900, and Mr. Kirkman Finlay died in 1903. Messrs.
D. S. Cargill and Alexander Pennycuick, who became partners in the business, have also died. At the present day the partners are Messrs. John T. Cargill and David W. T. Cargill ; Mr. R. W. Adamson (England) ; and Messrs. C. Kirkman Finlay, James S. Findlay, Walter Buchanan, and Duncan Garrow (Rangoon).
The head offices are at 175, West George Street, Glasgow, and the London office is at 123, Bishopsgate Street Within, E.C. The firm have agencies throughout Burma.
Mr. James S. Findlay, who was admitted a partner in the firm of Messrs. Finlay, Fleming e Co. in 1896, was born on January 12, 1865, in Edinburgh. Before coming to Burma in 1885 he obtained a commercial training in Glasgow. He is a member of the Con-
servative Club and of the Morton Hall Golf Club, Edinburgh. His chief recreations are golf and boating.
GILLANDERS, ARBUTHNOT e CO.
Mr. F. M. Gillanders, the founder of this well-known firm of merchants, bankers, and commission agents, established himself as a merchant in Calcutta in 1819, in a building on the site of which 2, Lyons Range has since been erected. In 1824, he was joined by Mr. John Ogilvy, and the style of the firm became Gillanders, Ogilvy e Co. The name was altered to Gillanders, Arbuthnot e Co. in 1883, when Captain Arbuthnot was admitted a partner. In 1842, Mr. Adam Steuart
Gladstone joined the firm, and since that day many of the name of the family have been associated with it, the present head partner in London being Mr. Henry Neville Gladstone, a son of the late Rt. Hon. William Ewart Gladstone.
The Rangoon branch, which occupies premises in Strand Road, was opened by Mr. H. Krauss in November, 1868, and has been under the management of the Hon. Mr. W. R. Stikeman, since 1901. The Liverpool firm of Ogilvy, Gillanders e Co. dates from 1826, and the London firm under the same style from 1873.
Messrs. Gillanders, Arbuthnot e Co. are agents for the Asiatic Steam Navigation Company, Ltd., Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, Ltd., Apcar Line, Andrew Weir e Coas. West Coast of South America line of steamers, Venetian Steam
Navigation Company, Ltd., Canadian Pacific Railway Companyas Royal Mail Steamship line, Alliance Assurance Company, Ltd., Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company, British and Foreign Marine Insurance Company, Ltd., New Zealand Insurance Company, Ltd., National Guarantee and Suretyship Association, Ltd., Colonial Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Ltd., the Board of Underwriters of New York, Merryweather e Sons, Ltd., and Heenan e Froude, Ltd.
J. A. BEGBIE e CO.
One of the principal firms in Rangoon is the house of Messrs. J, A. Begbie e Co.,
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