Papers of Gatehouse Motors Ltd

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Petty cash books, 1949-1953; cash book, 1942-1951; sales ledger, 1935-1951; purchase day book, 1935-1944; purchase ledgers, 1935-1951; car storage accounts book, 1939-1944; other accounts books, 1935-1945; expenditure analysis books, 1944-1950; vehicle stock books, 1935-1950; correspondence relating to car storage, 1941-1944; other files and miscellaneous documents.

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm, which is still in existence, specialised between the wars in Alvis and other quality used cars and was a British Salmson agent. The changed circumstances of the post-war period are reflected in its trade in reconditioned ex-service vehicles, including jeeps, acquired from government surplus sales and resold for commercial use.

Reference: Catalogue to the collection.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was acquired by the Centre in 1977.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for Gatehouse Motors Ltd (GB 152 AAR2209).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

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