Records of William Campbell (Port Glasgow) Ltd, coal and coke merchant and shipping agent, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute book 1917-1947
  • Letter book 1887-1942
  • Annual reports and accounts 1966-1981

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1917  , William Campbell Ltd , coal and coke merchant and shipping agent in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde Scotland, was incorporated as a limited liability company to acquire the business and assets of William Campbell. William Campbell was appointed chairman and managing director of the firm, with his son, Hugh Campbell, as a director and Robert Fyfe as secretary. The company continued to trade but was wound-up in 1947  . In the same year, a new company, William Campbell (Port Glasgow) Ltd, was incorporated as a coal merchants in Port Glasgow, purchasing wagons and other assets from the former William Campbell Ltd. At some point prior to 1966  , the company became a subsidiary of Ross & Marshall Ltd , shipowners, Greenock, Inverclyde, who themselves were a subsidiary of the Clyde Shipping Co Ltd , shipowners, Glasgow, Scotland. In 1975  , the company became a wholly owned subsidiary of Glenlight Shipping Ltd , ship managers, Glasgow, who were also a subsidiary of the Clyde Shipping Co Ltd. In 1990  , William Campbell (Port Glasgow) Ltd was dissolved.


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Acquisition Information

Permanent loan : Clyde Shipping Co Ltd : Glasgow: October 1982

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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 176/1 Records of Clyde Shipping Co Ltd

GB 248 UGD 176/2/1 Records of Ross & Marshall Ltd

GB 248 UGD 176/2/1A Records of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

GB 248 UGD 176/2/2 Records of Light Shipping Ltd

GB 248 UGD 229 Records of Forth Tugs Ltd

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