Records of Blackie & Son (Australasia) Ltd, publishers, 1926-c1950 , Australia

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum and articles of association 1926
  • Register of seals 1926-1951
  • Ledger 1926-1959
  • Journal 1926-1959

Administrative / Biographical History

Blackie & Son (Australasia) Ltd was formed in 1926  as a subsidiary of Blackie & Son Ltd , publishers, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, Scotland. The Gresham Publishing Co Ltd , London, another subsidiary of Blackie & Son Ltd, had a large trade in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, as well as in New Zealand yet had no office of their own and was not registered in Australia. Blackie & Son (Australasia) Ltd was formed to oversee the Gresham trade. By 1950  the company had ceased trading although the company name was kept on in Australia due to its reputation.

Source: GB 248 UGD 061/10/1/7, 22: Notes on company history


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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Company Secretary, Blackie & Son Ltd : November 1974

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1751 and 2501) and London (NRA21851)

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Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Held by Blackie & Sons Ltd, publishers, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, Scotland


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 061 Records of Blackie & Son Ltd

GB 248 UGD 061/10/1 Records of Gresham Publishing Co Ltd

GB 248 UGD 061/10/2 Records of Blackie & Son (India) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 061/10/3 Records of Blackie & Son (Canada) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 061/10/5 Records of Abelard Schuman Ltd

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