Records of George Outram & Co, printers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Ledgers 1802-1869
  • Cash books 1818-1855

Administrative / Biographical History

George Outram & Co was the publisher and printer of The Glasgow Herald , The Bulletin (founded 1876), The Evening Times and a number of weekly periodicals. It was incorporated as a limited liability company, George Outram & Co Ltd , in 1903  . The firm were pioneers in the use of high-speed printing and installed new rotary presses in 1936  . The company still existed in 2002 although in a dormant state.


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Acquisition Information

Gift : George Outram & Co Ltd, Glasgow : prior to 1966

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Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1690) and London (NRA21664)

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Custodial History

Records deposited with Economic History Department, Glasgow University, prior to 1966. Management of the collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.


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Additional Information

This material is original

Updated by Lesley Richmond , Acting Director, 3 March 2000

Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 15 February 2002

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