Records of Watkins and Penn, writers and clerks, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Account book 1858-1862
  • Correspondence 1859-1869

Administrative / Biographical History

James Hutton Watkins,,Alex J Penn, were legal clerks who traded under the name of Watkins and Penn and undertook work for J A & J L Campbell & Lamond , solicitors, Edinburgh, Scotland, from offices at 77 West Nile Street, Glasgow, Scotland. The company changed its name around 1870  when Penn left, and J H Watkins began working with another Glasgow-based writer, T A Anderson. This company became known as Watkins and Anderson.


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

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Acquisition Information

Loan : Thomson, Dickson & Shaw and JA & JL Campbell & Lamond, CS, Edinburgh: 1962

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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)) and London (NRA)

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Deposited by Thomson, Dickson & Shaw, WS in 1962 with the Economic History Department, Glasgow University. Management of the collection was transferred to the Glasgow University Archives in 1975.


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Related Material

GB 248 UGD 037/1 Records of J A & J L Campbell & Lamond


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