Papers of Thomas Lang, merchant, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Will and codicil of Thomas Lang 1843
  • Correspondence and business papers of Thomas Lang 1803-1845
  • Correspondence and business papers of Thomas Lang and his father, Thomas Lang snr 1779-1843
  • Financial papers 1833-1842
  • Correspondence and business papers of Thomas Lang snr and his brother, James Lang, grocer, 1760-1794
  • Property records 1815-1845
  • Papers regarding Lang's estate 1843-1844
  • Papers relating to Thomas Lang's North American interests 1802-1864
  • Administrative records 1760-1864
  • Financial records 1818-1829

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Lang was the son of a merchant sea captain also called Thomas Lang. In 1820  , he was a partner in Lang, Baine & Co , merchants of Westburn Street, Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland. Their major trading interests were in shipping dried salt cod from Newfoundland, Canada, for the European continent. By 1839  the firm had set up a subsidiary company, Baine, Johnston & Co , Newfoundland. Partners in the firms in 1839  were Walter Baine, James Johnston, James Johnston Grieve and Walter Grieve.


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Acquisition Information

Gift : prior to 1966

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Custodial History

Records deposited with Economic History Department, Glasgow University, prior to 1966. Management of the collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.


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Updated by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 8 November 1999

Updated by Lesley Richmond , Acting Director, 3 March 2000