Records of J M Campbell & Sons, shipowners, Glasgow

Scope and Content

  • Miscellaneous documents, 1851-1926;
  • photographs 1880-1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in Glasgow in 1833. Originally owners of sailing ships which were all sold off by about 1912. These had been gradually replaced with steam ships from 1906, the vessels engaged in general tramp shipping. The original steam ships were all sold off during the First World War and the company continued in business as insurance brokers, shipbrokers and export merchants. In 1930 it was decided to re-enter ship owning when two vessels, the SS Daldorch and the Dalhanna were completed by William Beardmore & Co Ltd. These were subsequently sold to other Glasgow owners in 1941. The company then continued in business as ship and insurance brokers and export merchants into the early 1960s.


This material is arranged into two series as described in the scope and content note

Access Information

Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998

Acquisition Information

Gift : Campbell family : c1975


Compiled by Alison Jasper, Archives Assistant, 16 June 1998. Updated by Jenny Cooknell, Assistant Archivist, 12 November 1999. Updated by Lesley Richmond, Acting Director, 3 March 2000.

Other Finding Aids


Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Custodial History

Acquired directly from Campbell family c1975


None expected

Related Material

GB 0248 UGD 100 William Beardmore & Co Ltd

Location of Originals

This material is original

Geographical Names