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

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Custodial History

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


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Related Material

  • GB 248 GJM: Records of G & J Maclachlan Ltd, brewers
  • GB 248 T: Records of Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd

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