- Financial records 1903-1933;
- Export book 1931-1933;
- Memorandum and articles of association 1903;
- Certificate of incorporation 1903;
- Correspondence 1906;
- Power of attorney for John Kerr to act as agent in Buenos Aires, Argentina 1907;
- Correspondence concerning extraordinary general meeting 1923;
- Jurnal 1903-1909.
Records of the Gourock Ropeworks Export Co Ltd, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Gourock Ropeworks Export Co Ltd, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland, was created as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd, Port Glasgow. The company was registered in 1903 to act as general exports and importers and trade in merchandise of all kinds beyond just the rope and canvas products of the Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd. The company also took over the Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd branches in Australia and South Africa. In 1923 a resolution at an Extraordinary Meeting of the company voted that the company continue to exist for another 20 years, even if the company was no longer trading, at which point it would be wound up. The records are unclear, but it is assumed that the company ceased to exist in 1943 by which time much of the firm's work was being undertaken by individual subsidiary companies of the Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd.
Sources: GB 248 UGD 42/6/3/9 Memorandum and articles of association of Gourock Ropework Export Co (1903); GB 248 UGD 42/6/3/13 Special resolution for EGM to continue company (1923)
Generally arranged chronologically within record series.
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Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd : Port Glasgow : c.1971
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The bulk of this material was received directly from the creator by the Economic History Department, Glasgow University in c1971. Management of the collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.
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