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Records of J M Campbell & Sons, shipowners, Glasgow
Scope and Content
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
Conditions Governing Access
Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998
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.
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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
None which affect the use of this material
This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures
Acquired directly from Campbell family c1975
Location of Originals
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