Records of Glasgow Fire Insurance Society, insurance company, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Financial records 1803
  • Administrative records 1803-1811
  • Plans c1860

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow Fire Insurance Society , Glasgow, Scotland, was established in 1803  with a share capital of £100,000 divided into 400 shares at £250 each. Its first directors included; David Dale ( 1739-1806  ), Alexander Oswald, Gilbert Hamilton, Walter Ewing Maclae, Archibald Smith, John Stirling, James Buchanan and Archibald Grahame. It was dissolved with effect from 16 July 1811  when its business was transferred to the Phoenix Fire Office, London, England.


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Acquisition Information

Gift : prior to 1966

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Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1772).

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Custodial History

Records deposited with Economic History Department, Glasgow University, prior to 1966. Management of the collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.


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This material is original

Title and related units of description elements altered by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 3 September 1999

Updated by Lesley Richmond , Acting Director, 3 March 2000

Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 28 February 2002


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