Records of Archibald Fleming & Co Ltd, dairy produce importers and egg merchants, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Financial records 1891-1967
  • Butter books 1962-1970
  • Egg books 1964-1966

Administrative / Biographical History

Archibald Fleming founded Archibald Fleming & Co , Glasgow, Scotland, in 1891  . Originally the firm was involved in importing Irish butter and later New Zealand dairy products, but after 1952  they started marketing Scottish eggs. In 1960  ; the firm became a limited company as Archibald Fleming & Co Ltd . In 1972  , Homestead Eggs was established as an agricultural co-operative with the company as managers.


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Acquisition Information

Gift : Archibald Fleming & Co Ltd : Glasgow : 20 February 1984

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Custodial History

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Related Material

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Moss, Michael,One Hundred Years of Provisioning Scotland - 1889-1989: The History of the Scottish Provision Trade Association ( Glasgow , 1989  )

Additional Information

This material is original

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 15 May 2002

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