Photographs of the Robertson family from Rutherglen. Some of the photographs were taken by Joseph Currie Robertson who appears in others as a youngster; most of them are framed.
Papers of Robertson Family of Blairbeth, Rutherglen, Scotland
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 248 DC 253
- Dates of Creation1860s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.14 metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Joseph Currie Robertson appears in some of the photographs as a youngster. Later in life he either started or inherited a cotton spinning (or weaving) business in Bridgeton. He was born about 1855, married in 1874 and died in October 1918 . The business bore the Robertson name. Joseph Robertson was also prominent in Glasgow affairs and was councillor for a number of year. The business did not survive his death in 1918. He had four children of whom only one had issue - a son killed in 1904 and two daughters - one of whom (Margaret) is the wife of Sir Robin MacLellan, the donor of the collection.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.
Deposit : Sir Robin MacLellan, Bearsden, Glasgow : 08 September 1989
Other Finding Aids
Digital file level list available in searchroom.
Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
A few of the photographs and their frames are either damaged or in a fragile state - please consult a member of staff prior to consultation.
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 248 procedures
Collection formerly in the custody of the creators
Location of Originals
This material is original
No known publications using this material
Collection catalogued by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 11 November 2004, and members of Glasgow University Archive Staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 11 November 2004. Catalogue edited by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 15 August 2005, and Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, 10 July 2012.