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

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.

Sources: GB 248 UGD 061/10/1/2/2 and 10/1/7/2: Notes on company history



Access Information


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

Records concerning Blackie & Sons Limited international branches see UGD 061/4/7.

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

GB 248 UGD 061/10/6 International Textbook Company Limited

GB 248 UGD 061/10/7 Antonine Publishing Company Limited

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Additional Information

This material is original

EAD enhancement by Peter Morphew, Archive Cataloguer, October 2017