Minutes 1904-1908; memorandum and articles of association 1904; inventories and valuations 1900-1908; papers re. incorporation 1903-1907; minutes and papers re. liquidation of the company 1907-1910; leases, legal papers and correspondence 1870-1908; balance sheets 1903-1904; plan of Camperdown shipyard 1908.
Gourlay Brothers & Co (Dundee) Ltd, Engineers and Shipbuilders
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- ReferenceGB 254 MS 57/2
- Dates of Creation1870-1910
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description0.34 linear metres. The records are on paper.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Gourlay Brothers & Company (Dundee) Limited was incorporated on 1 March 1904. Shares of the company were equally divided between Henry, Charles, Fanny, Kenneth and William Gourlay, James Lyon and William Fyffe. By 1905 the company showed a debit balance of over 19,000, a loss which was attributed to the 'serious depression in trade'. By 1907 the loss was over 1,000, much of which had been spent on new buildings and machinery at the shipyard. In 1908 the company's debts forced it into liquidation and the company was wound up.
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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.
Details of the original accession are unknown. Additional records were deposited by the Dundee City Archivist in 1987 (AccM/241) and by the director of the firm in 1991.
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