Records of Moore, Taggart, and Co Ltd, Uniform manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Abstract book 1876-1878; containing a record of purchases and sales listed by department

Administrative / Biographical History

By 1869, Moore, Taggart & Co were established as general drapers and outfitters in Glasgow, Scotland. The firm later became a limited company, Moore, Taggart & Co Ltd, and by the early twentieth century they were acting as warehousemen, military and railway clothing contractors and overall manufacturers with premises at Tontine House, Cross, 34-54 Trongate and 2-18 Albion Street, Glasgow. Moore, Taggart & Co built their business by offering customers consistent good value for money rather than by discounting goods or by holding sales. Within a few years the company had leased the whole of the former Tontine Hotel. The warehouse was gutted by fire in 1911. In the late 1920s they concentrated on overall manufacture and military and railway clothing. The company appears to have ceased trading in 1977.

Arrangement

The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Unknown

Other Finding Aids

None

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Unknown

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

Glasgow Museums, ref: E.1996.11.1.a and b, Women's dress circa 1880 sold by Moor, Taggart & Co.

Location of Originals

This material is original

Bibliography

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Jenny Cooknell, Assistant Archivist, 16 July 1999. Lower levels compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.

Geographical Names