The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Renfrewshire town, 7 m. W. of Glasgow, on the White Cart. It is the chief centre of manufacture of cotton thread in the world, and its other industries include dyeing, bleaching, woollen goods, and engineering. There are several fine buildings, a Baptist Church is said to be the finest modern ecclesiastical building in Scotland. The ornithologist Wilson, Professor Wilson (Christopher North), and Tannahill were born here.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Paisley'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/paisley.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.