Gillott Motor Trade Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Vehicle stock-books, giving details of cars, a few motorcycles and also a few vans post-war, bought and sold by Mr Gillott, 1932-1936, 1951-1957; miscellaneous documents.

Administrative / Biographical History

W.R.H. Gillott diversified from his family's steel firm into quality used car trading in the depression of the early thirties.

Reference: Catalogue to the collection.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre on Gillott's death in 1988.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for Gillott Motor Trade (GB 152 AAR2212).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Corporate Names