Robert Barbour & Brother Ltd

A partnership formed in 1815 between Charles Agustus Stewart, Charles Stewart, George Beatson Blair and John McMillian Dunlop. The company caaried on business as agents and merchants in Manchester.

An entry in Skinner's Cotton Directory of the World for 1935-36 indicates that George Beatson Blair was still a Director of the company. However, a few years later in the Skinner's 1946 directory indicates that Robert Barbour & Brother have new proprietors Thos. G. Hill & Co Ltd of Manchester who are listed as merchants and convertors established in 1840.