Records of McLay, McAlister & McGibbon, 1893-, chartered accountants, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

ACCN 3156

  • Minutes, 1920-1978 (mainly 1931-1948)
  • Ledgers, 1884-1980s
  • Journals, 1947-1972
  • Salaries books & journals, 1922-1961
  • Day books, 1930-1989
  • Cash book (locked), c20th century
  • Sederunt book for sequestrations, 1902-1907
  • Contracts book, 1951-1954
  • Letterbooks, 1892-1961
  • Accounts rendered, 1923-1956
  • Press cuttings & advertisements, 1907-1967
  • Register of members, directors, and managers, 1941-1942
  • Register of Members, registration with Companies House, notice of A.G.Ms, Leslie Milne (Holdings) Ltd, 1950s-1980s
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association, Thomas McQueen & Sons Ltd, c20th century
  • History of Accounting and Accountants , edited and partly written by Richard Brown, 1905

ACCN 3372

  • Volume containing circular letters, advertisements, trust deeds, details of settlement of accounts, sales of businesses, 1889-1897

ACCN 3436

  • Ledgers, 1896-1961
  • Cash books, 1891-1976

Administrative / Biographical History

McLay, McAlister & McGibbon was formed in 1893 by the merger of McLay and McAlister with the firm McGibbon and Bird. The company has since grown to be one of the leading accountancy firms in Scotland and still operates today with offices in Glasgow and Ayr and a client base reaching from Inverness to London.

Arrangement

Listed by box. Items are generally listed in their original order

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998

Acquisition Information

Gift : McLay, McAlister & McGibbon : 15 Feb 2008 : ACCN 3156

Gift : McLay, McAlister & McGibbon : 4 Aug 2009 : ACCN 3372

Gift : McLay, McAlister & McGibbon : 25 Jan 2010 : ACCN 3436

Note

Collection box listed by Clare Paterson, Assistant Archivist (Scottish Business Archive) & John Lehmann, Archive Assistant, July 2008 (ACCN 3156); Victoria Stobo, Archive Assistant, 24 Aug 2009 (ACCN 3372); Nicki Scott, Information Management & Preservation student, Mar 2010 (ACCN 3436). Collection level description created by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Accessions), 13 Dec 2012

Other Finding Aids

File list available by request to the Duty Archivist