Papers of Alexander Hannay, fl.1860, proprietor of the Grand Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Legal papers over proceedings and disputes 1845-1930
  • Plans and sketches c.1875
  • Financial records, including accounts, estimates, leases, valuations, insurance papers, ledgers 1841-1957
  • Papers relating to Prince of Wales/Grand Theatre 1867-1935
  • Papers relating to death of Alexander Hannay 1894-1920
  • Minutes of the meetings of Trustees of Alexander Hannay 1894-1955
  • Report of the Factors Intromissions 1895-1931

Administrative / Biographical History

The Grand Theatre, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, Scotland, was originally known as the Prince of Wales Music Hall which opened in 1867  , and was one of Glasgow's oldest music halls. Following a fire in 1869, a new theatre was built on the site and in 1881 it was refurbished and called the Grand Theatre. It had a capacity of 2030, and film shows began regularly from 1915  . The Grand was taken over in 1909 by Moss Empires Ltd, but was again destroyed by fire in 1989. The New Grand Picture House was then built in its place.


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Acquisition Information

Deposit: Dr David Hannay: 1983


Fonds level description created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 17 December 2004

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