Records of George Gibson & Co Ltd, shipping company, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Administrative records 1948-1956
  • Shareholders‰?? records 1920-1959
  • Personnel records 1924-1956
  • Ships‰?? records 1919-1965

Administrative / Biographical History

George Gibson & Co Ltd of Leith Edinburgh, Scotland, interested in sea and coastal water transport, was incorporated in 1915  . In Anchor Line Ltd 1972  acquired George Gibson & Co Ltd. In 1976  the Anchor Line Co Ltd structure was recast and had five operating divisions - Anchor Line Eastern Services Ltd (concerned with Eastern commercial activities); Anchor Line Ship Management Ltd (handling the bulk carriers and any managed vessels); Currie Line Ltd ( concerned with European services, mainly with chartered tonnage, warehousing and road haulage); George Gibson & Co (concerned with the gas tanker fleet); Runciman Shipping Ltd (previously called Walter Runciman & Co Ltd , dealing with the administration). Anchor Line Eastern Services Ltd, Anchor Line Ship Management Ltd and George Gibson & Co were all active in 2005.


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Mr Brian Newman, Newcastle University : 1991 : ACCN 00142

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

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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 248 procedures

Custodial History



None expected

Related Material

Glasgow University Archive Services: GB 0248 UGD 255/01, Records of Anchor Line Ltd; UGD 255/02, Records of Walter Runciman & Co Ltd; UGD 255/03, Records of Moor Line Ltd; UGD 255/04, Records of The Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co Ltd; UGD 255/05, Records of Currie Line Ltd; UGD 255/06, Records of The Isaac Line.

Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Fonds level description compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 02 September 2005.

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