Records of Stewart Bros, 1948-1951, typing and duplication business, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Order books, 1948-1951;
  • Invoices, 1948-1951;
  • Correspondence, 1948-1951;
  • Price lists, 1948-1951.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stewart Bros was created in early 1948  , originally as a vehicle to print a magazine entitled The Morgue, (named after the lower hall at St Peter's Episcopal Church, near St George's Cross) the monthly publication of the 25th Glasgow Scout Group, with which the partners were associated. Orders were obtained by word of mouth and advertising in shop windows, and were executed at commercial rates. The partners were all students of the University of Glasgow, Scotland: John G Stewart (MB, ChB 1951), Charles Peter Stewart (MB, ChB 1951) and Joyce M Whitbread (Mrs J G Stewart, BSc 1948). The specimen copies of the magazine were given to the Glasgow Scouts for their archives. The firm operated from a top-floor flat in Bank Street, Glasgow. At times urgent work was done at night, upsetting a neighbour below who twice informed the police that the occupants were either conterfeiters or Soviet agents. The firm closed after all the partners had graduated and dispersed in 1951  .


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Dr C P Stewart : 1993 : ACCN 1240

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

Held by depositor


None expected

Related Material

The papers of one of the partners, Charles Peter Stewart (MB ChB 1951), are also held by Glasgow University Archives: GB 0248 DC 325.

Location of Originals

This material is original


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


Fonds level description compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 24 April 2005. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.

Collection catalogued by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 24 April 2005. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 24 April 2005. Edited by Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, July 2011.

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