Records of the Drury Trust Co Ltd, property holding company, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum and articles of association 1923;
  • Liquidation papers 1965;
  • Shareholding records 1923-1963;
  • Financial records 1923-1965.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Drury Trust Co Ltd was a property holding company based at 57 West Regent Street, Glasgow, Scotland , and was a subsidiary of Maclachlans Ltd , Edinburgh, Scotland . In 1923  the business, under directors Robert Macfarlan , a chartered accountant, and James Craig Gatheral, a writer with a company named Wright Johnston & McKenzie , became a limited liability company. In 1924 the major shareholders were Robert Macfarlan, James Craig Gatheral, William Johnstone , and Norman McLeod . James Craig Gatheral died in 1925, and Robert Macfarlan died in 1962. The company went into voluntary liquidation on 11 August 1965  , and the company books and papers were handed over by the liquidator to J & R Tennent Ltd , Glasgow.


The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.

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Acquisition Information

Collection deposited by Tennent Caledonian Breweries

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


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Related Material

GB 0248 GJM: Records of G & J Maclachlan Ltd

GB 0248 T: Records of Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd


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Additional Information

This material is original

Fonds level description compiled by Natalie Milne, Archive Assistant (Hub), October 31 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description, 8 June 2005. Catalogue revised by Wiebke Redlich, Archive Assistant (Hub), 06 March 2002; Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 19 December 2008 and 09 April 2009; and Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 10 May 2012.

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