- Board minutes 1931-1936
- Annual general meetings minutes 1932-1937
- Private ledger 1931-1946
- Private cash book 1931-1932
- Cash book 1935-1937
Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Ltd, civil engineering contractors, London, England
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- ReferenceGB 248 UGD 254/5
- Dates of Creation1931-1946
- Name of Creator
- Physical Description0.2 metres
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Ltd , civil engineering contractors, London, England, was incorporated as a limited liability company by the family partnership of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons , civil engineering contractors, London, England, in 1931 with a share capital of £100,000. The company was established to take control of the parent companies civil engineering contract work in the north-east of England in a similar way as Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (London) Ltd was already doing in the south of England. The company's first directors were Sir Robert McAlpine and his sons, Robert, William Hepburn, Sir Malcolm, Alfred, Thomas, Robert (Robin) and Robert Edwin along with an employee of the partnership, James Bryden.
Major contracts included construction of the Dunston power station, Dunston, Tyne & Wear, England, for the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Electric Supply Co Ltd and a Quay extension for the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Corporation . The company hired is plant from the parent company, and was registered at the London office of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons on Pall Mall.
Russell, Iain F,Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons: The Early Years ( Wiltshire , 1988 )
The material has been arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series, items are generally arranged chronologically.
Conditions Governing Access
Deposit : Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd : 1985
Other Finding Aids
Digital and manual file level lists of the surviving records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, subsidiaries and related companies are available in the searchroom ref: UGD 254
Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S) 3111) and London (NRA32523)
Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures
Held by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, Kettering. Transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 1985 during the preparation of the company history.
This material is original
Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, January 2003
No alterations made to date