Records of James Reid & Son Ltd, stationers and printers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Sales/contract books 1931-1962
  • Product samples 20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

The origins of James Reid & Son Ltd, stationers and printers, Glasgow, Scotland, can be traced to 1848  . By the late nineteenth century the firm, then known as James Reid, was located at 144 Argyll Street, Glasgow. In around 1900  the business was renamed James Reid & Son and a year later it moved to new premises in Mitchell Street, Glasgow. In about 1925  the firm became a limited company as James Reid & Son Ltd, and in around 1960  it moved again, this time to 146 Stockwell Street, Glasgow. The company was dissolved in 1985  .


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Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 29 April 2002

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