- Sales catalogues 1882-1972.
Records of Shirlaw Allan, industrial auctioneers, Hamilton, Scotland
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 248 DC 102
- Dates of Creation1882-1972
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1.65 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Shirlaw Allan was established c1880 at Hamilton, Scotland, and was a leading Scottish industrial auctioneer company. With industrial auctioneering becoming an increasingly competitive market, Shirlaw Allan merged with J A Cathcart in 1998 to form the present day company of Shirlaw Cathcart Ltd which is based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Details of machinery and equipment supplied by Shirlaw Allan to different businesses have been fully listed on an Access database called Shirlaw_Alan_Machinery_Index_1882-1978, which is available to readers in the public searchroom at Glasgow University Archive Services.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received
Conditions Governing Access
Deposit: Mr William Lind: 1981
Other Finding Aids
Access database available to readers in the public searchroom at Glasgow University Archive Services.
Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
None which affect the use of this material
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures
Location of Originals
This material is original
No known publications using this material
Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names
Collection catalogued by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 24 February 2005 (fonds level description) and by members of Glasgow University Archive Services staff (lower level descriptions). Converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 24 February 2005.