Records of Brechin Brothers Ltd, butchers, Glasgow

Scope and Content

  • Annual accounts and directors' reports, 1967-1990;
  • Registers of directors and shareholders, 1908-1988;
  • Share certificates, 1965-1987.

Administrative / Biographical History

In around  1861 , James Brechin started in business as a butcher at 15 Castle Street, Glasgow. Four years later, William Brechin set up in the same profession at 290 Gallowgate, Glasgow and in around  1869  the two businesses merged, along with a third partner, Hugh Brechin, to form Brechin Brothers. By  1888 , the new firm had two outlets in Edinburgh and five in Glasgow. It was incorporated as  Brechin Brothers Ltd in around  1904 . By 1950, Brechin Brothers Ltd had 14 shops in the Glasgow area. It entered liquidation in  1992 .


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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Fonds level compiled by Jenny Bunn, Assistant Archivist, 20 April 2000. Lower levels converted to Encoded Archival Description by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 04 April 2013.