Records of Scottish Wine & Spirit Merchants Benevolent Institution, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Minutes 1871-1976
  • Members book 1866-1936
  • Feuduties, ground annuals, interest etc. book 1945-1958
  • Ppension roll book 1954-1967
  • Directors' reports and balance sheets 1864-1948

Administrative / Biographical History

The Scottish Wine & Spirit Merchants Benevolent Institution was founded in 1866  in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1870  , the institution was incorporated as a company limited by members. Members paid to join the institution, making a one-off payment for life membership and paying a premium that the company then invested in government bonds and on the stock market. Membership was open to those working in the licensing trade. In 1880, the company stated its purpose as assisting its members, their widows, and their families when required, providing education for the families of indigent members.

Following various financial losses in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the company went into voluntary liquidation in 1976. The company's assets were to be transferred to the Benevolent Society of the Licensed Trade of Scotland . The Scottish Wine & Spirit Merchants Benevolent Institution was then integrated with the East of Scotland Licensed Trade Benevolent Institution which was incorporated as the East of Scotland Licensed Trade Benevolent Institution in 1976  .

Arrangement

The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Scottish Licences Mutual Insurance Association on dissolution

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1570) and London (NRA19336)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

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

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Held by Scottish Licences Mutual Insurance Association

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 119 Records of Scottish Licences Mutual Insurance Association Ltd

See source list on Insurance available via Glasgow University Archive Services homepage at http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk

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Additional Information

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