Records of Edmiston & Mitchells, timber brokers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Ledgers 1845-1971
  • Cash books 1845-1960
  • Journals 1845-1959
  • Accounts1894-1977
  • Correspondence 1964-1959
  • Contracts 1931-1965
  • Cargo books 1909-1928
  • Consignment books 1927-1966
  • Charges and claims 1917-1939
  • Circulars 1845-1899
  • Receipts 1901-1951
  • Timber books 1903-1939
  • Guard books 1878-1979
  • Trust reports and accounts 1941-1954
  • Photographs [early 20th century]

Administrative / Biographical History

In  1845,  Archibald and Robert Edmiston and Alexander Mitchell set up in partnership as  Edmiston & Mitchells . Initially their offices were in Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Scotland, although they later moved to Gordon Street, then to Renfield Street, St Vincent Place, then Gordon Street again and finally to Wellington Street, Glasgow. The firm were timber brokers and importers and traded in the Baltic States, USA, Canada, South America and Indo-China. After 1982 the company moved its offices to Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, Scotland, and after 1985 moved again to Polmont, Falkirk, Scotland.


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Loan : Edmiston and Mitchells : Glasgow : 1982

Loan : Edmiston and Mitchells : Kilmacolm : 1985 : ACCN068* (Additional deposit)

Alternative Form Available

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Appraisal Information

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Custodial History

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Additional Information


Compiled by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 9 August 1999

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 3 May 2002

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