- Memorandum book 1842
- Committee book 1954-1939
- Letterbook 1932-1954
- Partner's minute book 1958-1967
- Journals 1840-1874
- Insurance records 1918-1942
- Photographs c1914-1918
- Ledger 1841-1843
- Directors' photographs 1905
- Glasgow Post Office directories 1815, 1827
Records of Kerr, MacLeod and MacFarlan, chartered accountants, Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Henry Kerr , whose father had first set up his own accountancy practice in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1805 , entered into partnership with William Anderson in 1842 , to form the firm of Kerr & Anderson . Various name changes ensued, reflecting the changing constituents of the partnership. By 1864 , the firm had come to be known as Kerr, Anderson & Brodie , changing to Kerr, Anderson & Co around 1871 , then to Kerr, Anderson & Muir in 1876 , and to Kerr, Anderson, Muir & Main in 1878 . By 1904 , the name had changed again, to Kerr, Anderson & MacLeod , and by 1929 to Kerr, MacLeod and MacFarlan . A partner in this latter firm was Sir John Mackintosh MacLeod ( 1857-1934 ). He was created 1st Baron MacLeod in 1924 . His son, Sir John Mackintosh Norman MacLeod ( 1891-1939 ), followed him into the firm. Kerr, MacLeod & MacFarlan merged with Deloitte & Co in 1974 . In 2002, the firm was known as Deloitte & Touche and operated as a management and business consultancy. Deloitte & Co operated as chartered accountants in Glasgow from the 1970s.
The company's clients included the estate of Kildalton on the Island of Islay, Scotland; and the Killermont and Garscadden estate, Dunbartonshire, Scotland; the North British Locomotive Co; Coltness Iron Co Ltd and its related companies; Hugh Baird & Sons Ltd, brewers and maltsters, Glasgow; and the Cranston Tea Rooms Ltd, Glasgow.
This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items relating to a particular company or estate. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.
Conditions Governing Access
Permanent loan: Deloitte & Touche : Glasgow
Other Finding Aids
Digital file level list available in searchroom.
Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1546)
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Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 28 May 2002