Records of Glenreasdale Estate, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • General ledger 1929-1935
  • Cash books 1928-1936

Administrative / Biographical History

Glenreasdale estate was the private estate of Robert McAlpine (1868-1934), eldest son of Sir Robert McAlpine, chairman of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons , civil engineering contractors, Clydebank, Scotland, and London, England. The Estate was situated near the Mull of Kintyre, Argyll & Bute, Scotland and was a prime location for shooting, one of Robert's favourite pastimes. The estate also operated a dairy farm.


The material has been arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series, items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd : 1985

Other Finding Aids

Digital and manual file level lists of the surviving records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, subsidiaries and related companies are available in the searchroom ref: UGD 254

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S) 3111) and London (NRA32523)

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Held by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, Kettering. Transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 1985 during the preparation of the company history.


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 254/1 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd

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Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 31 January 2003

No alterations made to date

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