Records of Aitchison Jeffrey Ltd, brewers, Edinburgh, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Corporate records, 1961-1968;
  • Shareholding records, 1962-1967;
  • Financial records, 1958-1963;
  • Patents and trademarks, 1962;
  • Production records, 1960-1964;
  • Sales records, 1960-1964;
  • Staff records, 1961-1964;
  • Licensed premises records, 1959-1963;
  • Property records, c1960s;
  • Promotional material, c1960s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Aitchison Jeffrey Ltd , brewers in Edinburgh, Scotland, was registered as a limited liability company in  1961 , as a wholly owned subsidiary of  United Breweries Ltd , to integrate the activities of  John Aitchison & Co Ltd , Canongate Brewery, Edinburgh, and  John Jeffrey & Co Ltd , Heriot Brewery, Roseburn Terrace, Edinburgh, production being concentrated at the latter site. United Breweries Ltd merged with  Charrington & Co Ltd , London, England , in  1962  through a holding company,  Charrington United Breweries Ltd , London.

Source:  Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds.) The brewing industry. A guide to historical records ( Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990 )

Arrangement

The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Private records deposited by the owners

Acquisition Information

Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the 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

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.

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

GB 248 JJ: Records of John Jeffrey & Co Ltd

GB 248 JA: Records of John Aitchison & Co Ltd

GB 248 CUB: Records of Charrington United Breweries Ltd

GB 802302: Records of Charrington United Breweries Ltd (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England)

GB 802302 BAC: Records of Charrington & Co Ltd, brewers (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England)

GB 802302 no 619: Records of United Breweries Ltd (private collection, enquiries to Business Archives Council, London, England)

Bibliography

Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds.) The brewing industry. A guide to historical records ( Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990 )

Additional Information

This material is original

Fonds level description compiled by Amanda Jackson, Scottish Brewing Archive Assistant, 2 December 1999. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description, 8 June 2005. Catalogue revised by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 19 December 2001; Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 06 June 2002; Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 27 November 2008; Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 04 May 2012; and Laura Gould, Archives Volunteer, 16 November 2016.

Geographical Names