Kirkpatrick, Andrew Jackson (1831 -1900)

Andrew Jackson Kirkpatrick (1831 -1900) was a Glasgow merchant, the son of of Thomas Kirkpatrick and Janet (Jean) Jackson. He married Catherine Turner, the daughter of a wealthy merchant from Shandon in Dunbartonshire, whose father Duncan Turner was a Produce Merchant with properties in Lagbuie and Glasgow.  By 1881 he is living in Woodside Place, an upmarket area of central Glasgow, with his wife and children, but in 1891 Andrew he had moved to his wife’s native Lagbuie with his growing family.  In the census for 1861 Andrew is listed as a ‘drysalter,’ this term describes dealers or merchants in a range of chemical products, including glue, varnish, dye and colourings.  He became director of Middleton and Kirkpatrick, a chemical company, with Robert T Middleton, a merchant and a Liberal M.P. for Glasgow from 1880 until 1885.  In 1894 Kirkpatrick became a Justice of the Peace, and in 1895 his name appears in the Edinburgh Gazette as a Commissioner in a bankruptcy. 

He developed a taste for art and became a collector of art and books.  He was admitted as a lay member of Glasgow Art Club in 1887, and was Chairman of the Council of the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts (RGI) 1891-1899.  In 1896 he is involved in an important exhibition of Robert Burns material held in the galleries of the Royal Glasgow Institution, which includes books and artefacts from his own collection. In 1914 the Catalogue of books & manuscripts; the property of the late Andrew J. Kirkpatrick, Esq. of Glasgow, and Lagbuie, Shandon, Dunbartonshire, sold by order of the executor (published for Sotheby’s by the Dryden Press) was published.  The catalogue includes a number of fine editions mainly by British novelists and material relating to Scotland.

Library Auction Details: Sotheby's (1914)
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Motto: I mak siccar
Crest: A dexter arm in armour embowed holding a dagger
Heraldic Charges: arm, Heraldic Charges: dagger