Records of John McGregor of St Andrews, Ltd.

Scope and Content

The records contain correspondence, 1876-1914, 1949-1954; financial and legal documents, 1851-1904, 1877-1914; roup rolls 1890-1938; work shop sheets 1948-1954; abstract of accounts, 1924-1938; auction ledgers consignee 1924-1933; auction room sales books 1906-1911, 1924-1927; Record of purchasers at roups, 1931-1938; auction saloon cash books 1906-1914, 1926-1928; cash books 1906-1936; consignment books for carriage of merchandise by rail, 1951-1954; day books, 1912-1922, 1924-1927; cash book, sales 1914-1924; day book ledgers 1898-1905; estimate book, 1928-1938; invoice books 1912-1941; ledgers 1906-1939; account ledger 1950-1952; insurance policy order book, 1898-1935; purchase ledgers 1906-1931; receipts 1939-1947; registers of outgoing correspondence 1904-1940; reserve price lists 1966-1969; scroll cash book 1921-1924; output book 1910-1935; wages book 1904-1917; weekly tax table 1946-1947; inventories of property 1940-1944; cheque stubs and bank books (2 boxes).

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm was originally a furnishers and valuers as well as an auction house, and still has the latter function, holding regular auctions at the auction rooms in St Andrews on alternate weeks.

Access Information

By appointment with the Archivist. Access to unpublished records less than 30 years old and other records containing confidential information may be restricted. Special conditions apply to photographs.

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library of the University of St Andrews in 1976.


Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project.

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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

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