Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Scotland) Ltd, civil engineering contractors, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Register of members 1938
  • Directors' minute book 1938

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Scotland) Ltd was incorporated as a limited liability company in 1938  with registered offices in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The company had a share capital of £100,000 with the shares divided between the companies directors: William Hepburn McAlpine, Sir Malcolm McAlpine, Sir Alfred McAlpine, James McAlpine, Robin McAlpine and R Edwin McAlpine. David and Malcolm McAlpine, and James Bryden were also appointed as directors at the first meeting of the company. The company was established to manage the Scottish business of their parent company, the partnership Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons , civil engineering contractors, London, England, with whom the company shared offices and staff. Plant and staff were hired from the parent company. The company was still in operation in 1941  when they moved registered offices to Osborne Street, Clydebank, but nothing is known about the company after this date.

Arrangement

The material has been arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series, items are generally arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposit : Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd : 1985

Other Finding Aids

Digital and manual file level lists of the surviving records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, subsidiaries and related companies are available in the searchroom ref: UGD 254

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S) 3111) and London (NRA32523)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, Kettering. Transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 1985 during the preparation of the company history.

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

The records of the following Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons companies are held by Glasgow University Archive Services:

GB 248 UGD 254/1 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/2 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (London) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/3/1 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Scotland) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/3/2 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine Properties (Scotland) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/4 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Midlands) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/5 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/6 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Ireland) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/7 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons (Birmingham) Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/10 Records of Dorchester House Hotel

GB 248 UGD 254/11 Records of Victoria Agency Ltd

GB 248 UGD 254/18 Records of McAlpine Ferro-Concrete Co Ltd

Material in other repositories: no material associated by provenance

Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, January 2003

No alterations made to date

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