Business records of George Bruce and Co., seed-merchants, Aberdeen, c 1870 - c 1973, comprising general ledgers, 1891 - 1905; stock books, c 1920 - c 1970; debtors: sales ledgers, etc., c 1917 - c 1970; bank and cash books, c 1905 - c 1970; creditors: purchase ledgers, etc., c 1910 - c 1970; profit and loss expenses (including insurance, wages and salaries), c 1912 - c 1969; misc. correspondence, 20th c; misc. photographs, 20th c; seed catalogues, 1870 and from 1930s; volume of advertisements and press-cuttings, 20th c.
Records of George Bruce and Co., seed-merchants, Aberdeen
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- ReferenceGB 231 MS 2816
- Dates of Creationc 1870 - c 1973
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description276 volumes, 121 boxes, 23 files No physical characteristics affecting use of collection
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Administrative / Biographical History
George Bruce and Co. was established in 1818 by George Bruce, previously general merchant at Keig, Whitehouse, Alford, Aberdeenshire. His first premises were in Market Street, Alford, though the business was subsequently moved to Aberdeen, where it operated from Back Hilton Road, and later, 12 Regent Quay. It served an area extending from Carlisle to Orkney. In 1973 the business was taken over by Hamlyns, then situated at 70 Regent Quay, Aberdeen.
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Deposited in the University in Jun 1973, by James Anderson, of Aberdeen
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