The Company become ‘Shaw Finlayson & Co’ in 1873-74, when Francis Finlayson became a partner on Jamieson’s death. In 1874 Charles William Wallace joined Lyall Anderson, the firm’s London Agents and two years later a London office was opened. The business in Calcutta was expanded when Finlayson ventured into the Indian produce business, built a railway and developed enterprises in coal, timber and oil. Wallace went to Calcutta in the 1880’s to investigate rumours of mismanagement in the firm, including the unsuccessful attempt to float the ‘Assam Railways and Trading Company’ on the London market, and the firm of ‘Shaw Finlayson and Company’ was wound up in 1881-84.
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