Papers of W G Scott, fl 1900-1914, test driver and engineer

Scope and Content

  • 11 Plate glass negatives of Argyll Works, Alexandria, c1905-1914.

Administrative / Biographical History

W G Scott was a test driver and engineer for Argylls Motor Limited (later Argylls Limited), at their works in Alexandria. Following the collapse of the firm in 1914, he went on to be a test driver at Brooklands Motor Course, Weybridge, Surrey, later moving to Nairn to work with MacRae & Dick.


Arranged in line with original order .

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : C Gideon Scott : April 2007

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom.

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 Archivist.

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

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Held by C G Scott, nephew of W G Scott, prior to transfer to Glasgow University Archive Services


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 103, Papers of Thomas W Burt, c1880s-1920s, consulting engineer, Scotland.

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Clare Paterson, Assistant Archivist (Business Collections) -- January 2008.

Catalogue amended and enhanced by Kath Roper-Caldbeck, cataloguing volunteer, 19th June 2018.

Geographical Names