Records of C S Whitelaw Ltd, coopers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Ledgers 1957-1976
  • Cash books 1973-1980
  • Minute books 1897-1953
  • Journals 1897-1976
  • Directors reports and accounts (incomplete) 1899-1988
  • Articles of association 1952-1961
  • Stocks and share records 1898-1959
  • Correspondence 1950s-1970s (2 files)
  • Apprenticeship contract of Charles Semple Whitelaw 1865
  • Deeds 1935-1951 (4 items)
  • Annual returns 1935-1955
  • Vasart Glass Ltd - register of members 1956
  • Safety council membership certificate 20th century
  • Photograph of employees c1900
  • Scrapbook of photographs of products 19th century

Administrative / Biographical History

The origins of this firm can be traced to the late 1840s  when a Mr McKinlay began to build his cooperage in Glasgow. He was succeeded by Charles S Whitelaw in about 1878  . By 1888 the firm advertised itself as coopers, vat and tun builders, hoop and stave merchants operating from 100 Commerce Street, Glasgow and employing 40 hands. The firm widely supplied the whisky and brewing trades in the United Kingdom. C S Whitelaw Ltd was first incorporated as limited liability company number SC003427on 16 February 1897  . The company was acquired by Teacher (Distillers) Ltd in 1956  . It remains a dormant non-trading company of the Allied Distillers Ltd group. Source: Companies House website; Company archive; Glasgow of today, the metropolis of the north : an epitome of results and manual of commerce, businessmen and mercantile interests, wealth and growth, historical, statistical, biographical.

Source: London : Historical Publishing Company, 1888


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Compiled by Moira Rankin, Senior Archivist, 22 April 2004

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