Situation Vacant: A Music-Teacher Wanted for the Glasgow Fleshers’ Free School Institution, February 1834

There is an advertisement, headed “WANTED,” on page two of the Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 28th of February, 1834. The Glasgow Fleshers’ Free School Institution was looking for a Sewing-Mistress and a Music-Teacher. Applicants had to be “persons of respectability and experience, and the most unexceptionable testimonials as to character and qualifications,” were required. “The salary for Teaching and conducting the Sewing department £30 to £40, and Music £10, per annum.”


Further information was available from Deacon Neilson, 78 King Street, who was President of the Institution, or Mr. John Duncanson, the Treasurer, at 61 St. George Place. Candidates “may lodge applications, with certificates of character, qualifications, and abilities, on or before the 10th day of March next,” with either one of them.


The Fleshers’ Free School is listed on page 81, in The Post-Office Annual Directory for 1834-35,  at “30 Miller Place, James Reid, Teacher.”

John Duncanson is listed on page 73, as “flesher, 5 Mutton Market, and 61 St. George place, house 49 Renfield street.” The Mutton Market, listed on page 14, was located at 86 King Street.

Thomas Neilson, flesher, is listed on page 170 at 78 King Street. His house was at 95 Candleriggs.