Records of W H Dinsmore and Sons, chartered surveyors, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Financial records, 1875-1972;
  • Scroll schedules, 1901-1912;
  • Bills of quantity, 1912.

Administrative / Biographical History

W H Dinsmore & Sons were established in around  1872  and operated as chartered quantity surveyors in Glasgow. Their offices were at 65 West Regent Street, Glasgow from 1876 until 1880, when they moved to 140 Bath Street. By 1929 they had moved to 102 Bath Street, where they remained until 1992. Partners included Ian Jenkins (1935-1989) and James Gowan (1964-1992). On his retirement in  1992  James Gowan closed the firm down.


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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Mr James McGowan : December 1994 : ACCN 00219

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Digital file level list available in searchroom

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

With the company before deposit with GUAS.


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Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Fonds level compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 28 February 2006. Lower levels converted to Encoded Archival Description by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 12 April 2013.

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