Records of Morris Furniture Co Ltd, furniture manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Directors minutes 1914-1970
  • Finance records 1934-1982
  • Title deeds 1833-1959
  • Valuations 1933-1946
  • Correspondence 1918-1980
  • Production records and order books 1936-1978
  • Trade magazines and catalogues 1914-1997
  • Publications and publicity c.1850-c.1990
  • Photographs and glass negatives c.1920-1993
  • Diaries 1949-1975
  • Plans and drawings 1925-1992

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm of H Morris & Co Ltd was established in around 1885  . By the early 1920s  it had acquired premises at Milton Street, Glasgow. The firm manufactured furniture and, in the early days, cinema seats. It was also responsible for fitting out the luxury liners, the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth II. By the 1990s  the firm had become known as Morris Furniture Co Ltd .

Arrangement

The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Unkown

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Unknown

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

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Location of Originals

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Bibliography

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Additional Information

Fonds level description compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 18 November 2005.

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