Records of Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Association, Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Administrative records 1857-1946

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1857  the Association of Underwriters & Insurance Brokers in Glasgow , Scotland, formed the Glasgow Underwriters' Committee for the Protection of Commercial Interests as respects Wrecked and Damaged Property . Similar bodies already existed in London and Liverpool and the Glasgow Committee regularly swapped information with these bodies, as well as operating the salvage steamer Rescue and employing its own salvage officers. In 1858  it purchased a second salvage steamer, Glowworm . In 1885  the Committee was incorporated as the Glasgow Association for the Protection of Commercial Interests as respects Wrecked and Damaged Property. Its objects were to protect the interests of owners and underwriters by promoting despatch and economy in the salvage of ships and their cargoes and it was managed by a Committee who employed a staff of surveyors and wreck agents. In 1895  it changed its name to the Glasgow Salvage Association and on 1 January 1924  it merged with the Liverpool Salvage Association to form the Liverpool & Glasgow Salvage Association


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Association of Underwriters & Insurance Brokers in Glasgow : Glasgow

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GB 248 UGD 204 Records of the Association of Underwriters & Insurance Brokers in Glasgow

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Administrative history, finding aids, accruals and related units of description elements altered by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 6 September 1999

Updated by Lesley Richmond , Acting Director, 23 March 2000

Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist,1 March 2002