Unpublished history of John Smith & Son, booksellers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Unpublished typed manuscript of ‘A Glasgow Enlightenment, An Informal History of John Smith and Son’ by Jack House and Antony Kamm, c 2004

Administrative / Biographical History

John Smith & Son was founded in 1751 and is the oldest booksellers in the English-speaking world. It closed the general retail part of its business in 2000, however the company continues to trade as an academic bookseller with shops in many university campuses, including University of Glasgow.


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Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998

Acquisition Information

Deposit : Antony Kamm : 18 Nov 2004 : ACCN 2664


Collection box listed by Elva McLean, volunteer cataloguer, 3 Mar 2005. Collection level description created by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Accessions), 8 Jan 2013

Other Finding Aids

File list available by request to the Duty Archivist