Person NameSecond Alliance Trust; 1888-
ActivityThe Alliance Trust was founded in 1888 and was an amalgamation of five existing land investment companies, the earliest of which had been incorporated 15 years previously. In 1880 a shipbuilder Alexander Gourlay returned home from Australia via Hawaii. He joined with other business men Alexander Gilroy, Thomas Bell, Alexander Thomson, David Little John, and John Shepherd to form the Hawaiian Investment and Agency Company to lend money to estates in Hawaii. The company changed its name to the Western and Hawaiian Investment Company in 1883 when it branched into North America. For several years five of the seven agencies had been shared with The Alliance Trust and the company's management was taken over by the Alliance Trust in 1918. The company's offices were situated in Reform Street, Dundee.
Corporate NameSecond Alliance Trust
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