Records of Great Northern Investment Trust Ltd, investment trust company, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Ledgers, 1924-1977;
  • Minute books, 1924-1974;
  • Reports and accounts, 1925-1981;
  • Correspondence, 1925-1970;
  • Register of seals, 1925-1971;
  • Journals, 1954-1975;
  • Papers relating to the merger with Rothschild Investment Trust plc, 1069-1982;
  • Cash book, 1972-1974;
  • Agenda book, 1975-1977.

Administrative / Biographical History

Great Northern Investment Trust Ltd was incorporated on 31 October 1924 with registered offices at 154 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, Scotland. In 1969, it merged with the Home & Foreign Investment Trust Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, with whom it already shared directors. In 1970, it merged with the Clyde & Mersey Investment Trust Ltd before merging again in 1982 with the Rothschild Investment Trust to become R I T & Great Northern plc. In 1984 R I T & Great Northern plc joined Charterhouse Group International, investment bankers, New York.


The material has been arranged into nine series as described in the scope and content section.

Access Information

No access for legal, business or commercial purposes without the prior written permission of R I T & Great Northern plc.

Acquisition Information

Loan : R I T & Great Northern plc : 1982


Fonds level description compiled by Jenny Cooknell, Assistant Archivist, 9 August 1999. Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 7 May 2002.

Other Finding Aids

File list available by request to the  Duty Archivist

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material.

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.

In addition R I T & Great Northern plc must be consulted over any reproduction for publication. Any work based on the use of this material, which is intended for publication, must be submitted to R I T & Great Northern plc prior to that publication and a copy of the final version must be lodged with them.

Appraisal Information

The material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.

Custodial History

Received directly from creators.


None expected.

Related Material

  • GB 0248 UGD 170/2, Records of Home & Foreign Investment Trust Ltd;
  • GB 0248 UGD 170/3, Records of Clyde & Mersey Investment Trust Ltd.

Location of Originals

This material is original.


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