Records of Harrison's (Clyde) Ltd, ship management, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

ACCN 3109 :

  • Aiden Shipping Co Ltd : Share records, 1949-1974
  • Harrisons (Clyde) Ltd : Annual reports and accounts, 1957-2000s; cash books, 1963-1967; ledgers, 1957-1960; re-structuring files, 2001-2002; ship plans, n.d.; ship movement books, 2000s; ship management files, 1990s-2005; Barbados registered ship files, 1996-2001; deck log books, 2000s; engine log books, 2004-2005; Piper Alpha files, 1986-1983; publications, 1960s-2000s; historical notes, 1963, 1990s
  • Harrisons International Ltd : Share records, 1949-1973; subject files, 1964- 2001
  • Harrisons (Offshore) Ltd: Vessel files, 2001-2005
  • Stirling Ship Management Co Ltd : Minutes, 1990-2000
  • Stirling Shipping Co Ltd : Minutes, 1965-1986; movement books, 1974-1986; subject files, 2000-2001
  • Western Ferries (Argyll) Ltd : Minutes, 1967-1971
  • Gow Harrison & Co (formerly Alan C Gow & Co ): Ship order correspondence books, early 20th century; particulars of vessels, 1940; Superintendent’s Statements and Accounts, n.d.; ship movement books, 1898-1950; ledgers, 1889-1949; private ledgers, 1868-1951; cash books, 1888 -1890; journals, 1889-1951; news cuttings, 1962-1970; insurance records, 1903-1964
  • P H Dixon & Co : Cash book, 1855-1888
  • Dornoch Shipping Co Ltd : Voyage account books, 1956-1961; voyage cash books, 1953-1954; ledgers, 1953-1960; journals, 1956-1960; cash books, 1956-1960; monthly balances, 1953-1956
  • Monarch Steamship Co Ltd : Minutes, 1941-1972; share records, 1919-1954; petty cash, 1936-1960; charter party books, 1923-1977; time charter books, 1958-1960; interest vouchers, 1957- 1960
  • Nile Steamship Co : Voyage accounts, 1927-1959; journals, 1947-1956; ledgers, 1919-1956
  • Raeburn & Vérel Ltd : Minutes, 1912-1956; ship’s ledgers, 1903- 1911

ACCN 3545 - Harrison's (Clyde) Ltd

  • Cash books, 1947-1966
  • Photographs, 1937-1973
  • Sale files, 1957-1966
  • Delivery documents, 1968-1975
  • Vessel journals, 1954-1968
  • Insurance book 1965-1969
  • Share certificate book, 1955-1972
  • Financial documents, 1974-1975
  • Documents concerning construction of ships, 1963-1969
  • Documents concerning purchase of Aiden Shipping Co, 1949-1964
  • Documents concerning sale of Monarch Co, 1972-1974
  • Record cards detailing ships owned by Harrison's (Clyde) Ltd, 1867-1960

ACCN 3548

  • Gow Harrison & Co : share books, c20th century; accounts & transactions, 1945-1951; financial records, 1930-1951; investments register, 1914-1948; memorandum and articles of association, 1905-1938; minutes of agreement and co-partneries, 1935-1948; staff details, 1914-1941; ships' voyage details, 1887-1937; names of agents, c20th century; descriptions of coals, c20th century; port charges, 1934-1939; insurance files, 1885-1951; bills of sale for ships, 1916-1937; ships' customs registrations, 1927-1936; accounts for disimbursements, 1906-1923; ships' mortgage details, 1925-1937; declarations of ownership, 1919-1936; details of Gow Harrison & Co's fleet, 1943-1949; correspondence, 1922-1948; photographs & negatives, 20th century (predominantly 1971-2003); publications, 1888-1895
  • Valldemosa Steamship Co Ltd : minutes, 1911-1951; memorandum and articles of association, 1930; details of voyages and profit made by Valldemosa , 1935-1947
  • Vimeira Steamship Co Ltd : minutes, 1910-1948; memorandum and articles of association, 1928;
  • Vallejo Steamship Co Ltd: minutes, 1918-1950; memorandum and articles of association, 1917, 1948; register of members, c20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

Harrison’s (Clyde) Ltd, a Glasgow ship management firm, has a long history of involvement with Glasgow’s shipping business. Its predecessor company, Gow, Harrison & Co was formed in 1895 with the amalgamation of Allan C Gow & Co and P H Dixon & Co, and was wound up in 1951. Harrison's (Clyde) was then formed in 1956 to continue in the ship management business, and many subsidiary companies were taken on over the years.

The company is still in operation today as Harrison's (2002) Ltd.

Arrangement

Listed by box. Items are generally listed in their original order

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998

Acquisition Information

Deposit : Harrison's (Clyde) : 15/01/2008 : ACCN 3109

Deposit : Harrison's (2002) Ltd : 08/03/2011 : ACCN 3545

Deposit : Harrison's (2002) Ltd : 16/03/2011 : ACCN 3548

Note

Collection box listed by David Powell, BACS Surveying Officer, Jul 2007(ACCN 3109); Jane Heward, Archive Assistant (Graduate Trainee), 19 Apr 2011 (ACCN 3548) & 11 May 2011 (ACCN 3545). Collection level description created by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Accessions), 30 Nov 2012

Other Finding Aids

File lists available by request to the Duty Archivist

Separated Material

Some records have been retained by the company.

Conditions Governing Use

Intellectual property rights remain with the depositor, any requests for commercial purposes should be referred to the depositor for approval.

Requests for copies of material for personal or educational use should be made to the Duty Archivist.

Related Material

Records of the Monarch Steamship Company Limited, ship owners, Glasgow, Scotland, held at Glasgow University Archive Services under ref UGD96