- Minutes 1928-1976
- Cash books 1928-1968
- Journals 1928-1972
- Ledger 1928-1976
- American ledger 1928-1975
- Real estate ledger 1928-1950
- American journal 1927-1975
Records of The Scottish Realisation Trust Ltd, investment trust, Edinburgh, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Scottish Realisation Trust Ltd was incorporated as a limited liability company in 1928 as an investment trust with its registered office being in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Scotland. The first directors of the company were Sir John Guild and R Pitman with Pitman as chairman. In 1928 , the company purchased all mortgages and real estate held in the United States from the Investors' Mortgage Security Co Ltd , investment trust, Edinburgh, at a cost of £248,000. Sir John Guild was also a director of this company. Investors' Mortgage Security Co Ltd held 4,988 shares of the 5,000 issued by the company. Agents were appointed in the United States of America and Canada and the company specialised in investing in American mineral rights. The Investors' Mortgage Security Co Ltd was managed by Ivory & Sime Ltd , investment managers, with whom they shared the same registered offices along with the Scottish Realisation Trust Ltd .
In 1975 , the company's investment's were transferred back to the Investors Capital Trust Ltd , formerly the Investors' Mortgage Security Co Ltd, and the Scottish Realisation trust Ltd was wound up voluntarily in 1976 .
The material has been arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series, items are generally arranged chronologically.
Conditions Governing Access
Permanent loan : via BACS : June 1986 :ACCN 0084
Other Finding Aids
The catalogue of The Scottish Realisation Trust Ltd's records exists as part of the UGD 228 finding aid which also includes catalogues of companies owned by Ivory & Sime Ltd or in which they had an interest. A digital file level list is available searchroom.
Manual file list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1577, replaced by NRA(S)2764) and London (NRA21280)
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Held by Ivory & Sime Ltd, investment trust managers, Edinburgh
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This material is original
Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 16 January 2003
No alterations made to date