Records of S Higginbotham & Co Ltd, calico printers and merchants, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content


  • Memorandums of association;
  • Minutes of agreement;
  • liquidators reports and correspondence;
  • Copies of abridgements of sasines.

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm of S Higginbotham & Co Ltd was established in 1890 with a share capital of £120,000 shares divided into 3,600 preference shares of £10 each and 8,400 ordinary shares of £10 each. The new company took over the property and assets of Charles Todd & Higginbotham, calico printers, and S Higginbotham Sons & Co, merchants and calico printers. These two firms appear to have been closely related prior to this merger, although S Higginbotham (died 1881) is known to have retired from the partnership of Charles Todd & Higginbotham in 1872. The new company continued as merchants and calico printers until around 1899, when they entered voluntary liquidation. The business was acquired by the Calico Printers' Association Ltd.


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

UGD076/1,2,3,4 gifted by Colonel A R Cross, 18 Oct 1966

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom.

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



None expected

Related Material

The National Records of Scotland have documents in the Court of Session papers relating to the liquidation of the company ; BT2/2089 for the dissolved company file, 1890-1899 and two fatal accident reports for workmen who died in accidents at Messrs Higginbotham Ltd, calico printers, McNeil St, 1900 -SC36/30/1900/9 and SC36/30/1900/71

Location of Originals

This material is original apart from copies of the abridgement of sasines - the originals are with National Records of Scotland


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and 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 by Jenny Cooknell, Assistant Archivist, 24 May 1999. Updated by Lesley Richmond, Acting Director, 3 March 2000. Lower level descriptions compiled by staff of Glasgow University Archives Services and revised by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 31 March 2011. Converted into Encoded Archival Description by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) 31 March 2011. Catalogue updated and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 18 July 2012.


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