GB 231 MS 3268 Photographs of commissions completed by Barry, Henry and Cook Ltd., 1960s - 1970s and related publicity.
GB 231 MS 3348 This collection comprises business records of Barry, Henry and Cook Ltd., engineers, Aberdeen, dating from the late 19th c- early 20th c, and personal papers of Victor Cook, last sole shareholder of the company, c 1970s - 1980s.
The business records are mostly records of production and marketing, comprising monthly returns, c 1895 - c 1952 (some gaps); orders lists, 1920s; draughtsman's books, 1895 and 1902 - 1903; engineers' drawings, 20th c; pattern books and catalogues, 1890 - 1911 (gaps); printed papers and publicity, c 1960s - c 1970s; and miscellaneous minutes, accounts and files (unsorted - but seem unlikely to include comprehensive runs of either minutes or accounts), 20th c. There is also a typescript 'History of Barry, Henry and Cook Limited, Engineers and Ironfounders, Aberdeen, from 1790 - 1976: with a Supplement on the Industrial and Social Development of Aberdeen'; and some Cook family papers which relate to their involvement with the company, viz. shares and transfer papers, late 19th c - early 20th c.
The personal papers of Victor Cook are principally local history research notes. They include papers relating to the Lonach Highland and Friendly Society, and a typescript copy of 'Strathdon Notes' (1976), a local history of the Strathdon district of Aberdeenshire, written by Cook, with recollections of Miss Bella Rogie of Glencarie. There is also a volume containing mechanics lecture notes taken by R.G. Victor Cook, whilst a student at Glasgow Technical College, 1920.