Papers of James M Mowat (fl. 1917-1967), technical director, William Beardmore & Co Ltd, steel and iron manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Photographs 1899-1950
  • Metallurgical and research department reports 1944-1967
  • Publications 1923-1975
  • Administrative records 1879-1967
  • Production records 1936-1965
  • Plans 1941-1944

Administrative / Biographical History

James Mowat joined William Beardmore & Co Ltd , steel and iron manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland, on leaving school in 1917  . He was a metallurgist and head of the company's research department. He was appointed technical director in 1954  , a position he held until 1966  .


This material has been arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : James Mowat

Deposit : Moncrieff, Warren & Paterson, solicitors: Glasgow

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)2482) and London (NRA14667)

Alternative Form Available

Some material is also available on microfilm

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Custodial History

Some of the papers were acquired from Moncrieff, Warren & Paterson : solicitors, Glasgow and some from James Mowat.


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 100 Papers of William Beardmore & Co Ltd

GB 248 UGD 127 Papers of T M Service, director of William Beardmore & Co Ltd

Material in other repositories: no material related by provenance


Hume, John R and Moss, Michael S,Beardmore: The History of a Scottish Industrial Giant(1979, London)

Moss, Michael S and Hume, John R,Workshop of the British Empire: Engineering and Shipbuilding in the West of Scotland(1977, London)

Additional Information

Mainly originals, but some microfilms. These microfilms are of material within the collection

Extent element updated by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 22 July 1999

Geographical Names