Records of William Halley Brown, brewers, Dundee, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Sales records 1943;
  • Photographs 1980s.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Craigie Brewery was established in 1865 in Lyon Street, Dundee, Scotland . Andrew Webster & Son operated the brewery until 1880 when it was taken over by John Webster , followed by William Halley Brown in 1885. They brewed a range of ales and stouts up until around 1920 when brewing ceased and bottling became the main activity.

The business was acquired by William Murray & Co Ltd , brewers, Edinburgh, Scotland , in 1943 who continued to use it for bottling until the 1960s. The brewery building was demolished in the 1980s.

Source: Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds.) The Brewing Industry. A Guide to Historical Records ( Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990 )


The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.

Access Information

Private records deposited by the owners.


Acquisition Information

The records were found at the brewery

Other Finding Aids

File level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

The collection was previously stored with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot-Watt University. The records noted in Richmond & Turton's book (the well bore and water analysis records 1886-1891) do not appear to have been moved with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive to the University of Glasgow in 1991. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


None expected

Related Material

GB 0248 WMC: Records of William Murray & Co Ltd


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Additional Information

This material is original

Fonds level description compiled by Natalie Milne, Archive Assistant (Hub), 31 October 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description, 8 June 2005. Revised by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 06 June 2002; Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 27 November 2008; and Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 04 May 2012.

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