Records of A G Berry & Co, consulting engineers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Volume containing information on the design and manufacture of machinery, c1895;
  • Advertising materials for various engineering companies including A G Berry, late 19th century;
  • Photographs of machinery, late 19th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alfred G Berry, civil engineer, was born in Jamaica around 1823, where he later married Catherine, who was born in Greenock, Scotland. In the late 1870s, they moved to Glasgow with their three children - Alfred, Alexander, and Catherine, and had their fourth child, Agnes. It was here around  1878  that Berry set up his engineering company,  A G Berry & Co, though his papers indicate the company operated from Aberdeen at some point.

The company was primarily concerned with the sugar industry, designing sugar manufacturing machinery such as hydraulic cane mills, boilers, and multiple effect evaporators. A G Berry & Co was originally housed at 15 Brown Street, Glasgow before re-locating to Carnarvon Street, Glasgow.


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Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : George A Berry : WS 058

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in search room

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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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 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Kept by family before deposit in GUAS. Previously catalogued as GUA 32197.


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Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Collection catalogued by Emma Anthony, Assistant Archivist, 8 February 2012 and members of Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Converted to Encoded Archival Description by Emma Anthony, Assistant Archivist, 8 February 2012.

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