Records of Devanha Brewery Co Ltd, brewers, Aberdeen, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Shareholding records 1910-1960;
  • Financial records 1910-1959;
  • Patents and trademarks 1851;
  • Public relations 1897-1906;
  • Promotional material c20th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Devanha Brewery Co Ltd ,Wellington Road, Aberdeen, Scotland, was registered as a limited liability company in 1910 to acquire the business of Wm Black & Co, Devanha Brewery, Wellington Road, Aberdeen (est. 1803). The company was acquired by Thomas Usher & Son Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1930 and subsequently ceased to brew. In 1974 the company changed its name to Norsemen Lager Co Ltd.

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

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Acquisition Information

From abandoned Usher Brewery in the 1980s

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Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the ArchivistReproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

The collection was previously stored with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot-Watt University. It moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


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Related Material

  • GB 248 TU: Records of Thomas Usher & Son Ltd

Location of Originals

This material is original

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