- Case files 1809-1989
- Letterbooks 1846-1852
Records of Mitchells, Johnstone & Co, solicitors, Glasgow, Scotland
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Administrative / Biographical History
Thomas Grahame started practising law around 1745 and in 1772 formed a legal practice in Glasgow, Scotland, in partnership with his brother under the name Grahame (Thomas and Archibald). The firm went through many name changes reflecting partnerships and mergers with other legal practices. They names were: Grahame (Thomas and Robert), 1781; Grahame (Robert), 1791; Grahame & Mitchell , 1802; Mitchell (Andrew) & Grahame (Thomas) , 1824; Mitchell, Grahame & Mitchell , 1825; Mitchell, Henderson & Mitchell , 1840; Mitchell, Allardice & Mitchell , 1850; Mitchell, Macnie & Mitchell , 1868; Mitchells, Macnie & Cowan , 1870; Mitchells, Cowan & Johnston , 1873; Mitchells, Johnston & Co , 1888.
During its history, the firm drew clients from prominent businesses and families and was the University of Glasgow solicitor from c1806 until the late 1950s .
In 1980, the firm merged with Hill & Hoggan to become Mitchells Johnston Hill & Hoggan and in 1985 it merged with MacKenzie Roberton to become Mitchells Roberton . In 2002, the firm still traded as Mitchells Roberton with the company offices in North Hanover Street, Glasgow.
Source: Hutcheson, William. A List of Legal Firms in the City of Glasgow (Glasgow: 1953)
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Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 15 May 2002