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Major business accessions to repositories in 2010

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The National Archives has published the results of its 2010 annual 'Accessions to Repositories' survey.

In this survey, the National Archives collects information from over two hundred record repositories throughout the British Isles about manuscript accessions received in the previous twelve months.

There is a business category for the results, the results of which can be seen here.  Some of the highlights in Scotland include:

  • Joseph Brown, stonemason, Banff: working papers, incl specifications for projects in Banffshire and Nairn 20th cent (DD1485) - Aberdeen City Archives
  • Craigenlow Quarries Ltd, Dunecht: minute books, slides and films 1946-1979 (Acc 477) - Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives
  • Matthew Wright & Nephew Ltd, timber merchants, Irvine: ledgers and cash books 1854-1912 (10/45) - Ayrshire Archives
  • Weir Group plc, pump manufacturers: records from Alloa works incl predecessor companies 1900-1986 (PD 253) - Clackmannanshire Archives
  • Uniroyal Ltd (formerly North British Rubber Co Ltd), rubber goods and chemical manufacturers, Newbridge: minutes, share, financial and staff records, etc 1856-1986 (GGD701) - Dumfries and Galloway Archives
  • James MacLaren & Sons, architects and surveyors, Dundee: architectural drawings 1862-1896 - Dundee City Archives
  • Don Brothers, Buist & Co Ltd, jute and flax spinners and manufacturers, Dundee: Buist family personal and business papers c1806-1945 (2010/398) - Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services
  • Edinburgh and Leith Master Plumbers' Association: records 1911-1970 (Acc 831) - Edinburgh City Archives
  • Christian Salvesen Ltd, transport and logistics company, Leith: diaries of Dr IM Macintosh when with the company 1956-1962 (E2010.32) - Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
  • Falkirk & Larbert Water Trust: letter books, accounts, meter survey books 1890-1970 (A1263) - Falkirk Council Archives
  • McLay, McAllister & McGibbon, chartered accountants, Glasgow: additional ledgers and cash books 1899-1976 (ACCN 3436) - Glasgow University Archive Servives
  • William Wilson & Son, tartan manufacturers, Bannockburn: tartan pattern book c1830 (GH) - Heriot-Watt University Archive, Records Management and Museum Service
  • Highland Railway Co: records c1890-1970 (D1212) - Highland Council Archives
  • James Fleming, general drapers, Blairgowrie: records c1920-1953 (10/38) - Perth and Kinross Council Archive
  • John Baxter (Chemists) Ltd, Cambuslang: records c1920-1989 (Accession 1146) - Strathclyde University Archives


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This blog will provide information about the development of a National Strategy for Business Archives in Scotland. It will also be used to provide general updates about Business Archives in Scotland.

This blog is written by Kiara King, the Ballast Trust archivist. Updates on the Data Mapping Project are written by Cheryl Brown, project officer.


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