Records of Robert Hutchison & Co Ltd, maltsters, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scope and Content

The collection consists of personal papers and corporate records relating to Robert Hutchison & Co Ltd. Includes:  

  • Financial records,1894-1965;
  • Production records, 1919-1930;
  • Sales records, 1919-1930;
  • Family papers, 1855-1904.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1830, at the age of 21, Mr.  Robert Hutchison opened an account in the name of  Robert Hutchison and Company and began trading in wheat, barley oats, flax, butter and flour. Over time he became more and more involved in the grain aspect of the business and by  1845  the company had achieved great prosperity. He began to expand further afield and by  1856  the company owned all the land in  East Kirkcaldy on which the present flour mill now stands. The company now operates as  Carr's Flour Hutchisons. The company's website can be found  here.


The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.

Access Information

Material under 30 years old is closed to access. It is advised that you should contact the archivist before visiting.

Acquisition Information


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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


None expected.

Related Material

GB 173 Robert Hutchison & Co Ltd publicity brochures (1980s) and photographs can be found at Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch.


No known publications using this material.

Additional Information

This material is original

Fonds level description compiled by Cheryl Brown, Archive Cataloguer, 15 May 2012. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 13 June 2012. Catalogue revised by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 13 June 2012.

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives Ad Hoc Commission on Descriptive Standards, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description Notes and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names. Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.