Records of M Rogivue & Co Ltd, tea merchants, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content


  • Administrative records;
  • Shareholding records;
  • Accounting records;
  • Correspondence;
  • Certificate of incorporation and agreement.

Administrative / Biographical History

M Rogivue & Co Ltd, tea merchants,  Glasgow, Scotland, was formed  c1896 . Its principal business was selling tea in  Russia, although it also had an agency in  Istanbul, Turkey. The company had a long association with  James Finlay & Co Ltd, textile manufacturers, tea planters, and merchants,  Glasgow.  James Finlay & Co Ltd acted as  M Rogivue & Co Ltd's secretaries from  1897 , and in  1898  held shares in the company.  P R Buchanan & Co Ltd, tea planters,  London, England, acted as the company's agents in  London.  James Finlay & Co Ltd was  M Rogivue & Co Ltd's main tea supplier, but the company also dealt with  George Payne & Co Ltd, producers of tea, coffee, confectionery, and cocoa,  London. In  1917 ,  M Rogivue & Co Ltd lost all its assets in  Russia as revolution brought an end to the company's business. After this date the company accounts list shares in  Anglo-American Direct Tea Trading Co Ltd, tea planters,  Edinburgh, Scotland, as  M Rogivue & Co Ltd's only asset. By  1945 , the company existed as a non-trading concern.


Files arranged as received.

Access Information

Some files in this collection are subject to Data Protection legislation as they contain sensitive information and material under 30 years old is closed to access. It is advised that you should contact the Duty Archivist before visiting:

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Any work intended for publication that is based on research from this collection must be approved in advance. Apply in the first instance to Archives and Special Collections, email:

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures. Duplicates have been removed.


None expected

Related Material

Material in other repositories: GB 059 Finlay Campbell & Co and Finlay Muir & Co (British Library: Oriental and India Office Collections)


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 1999and 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.

Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant (Cataloguing), May 2012. Additional material catalogued and converted into Encoded Archival Description by Peter Morphew, Cataloguing Archivist, January 2016.

Geographical Names