Records of John Wallace & Co Ltd, whisky blenders and wine and spirit merchants, Aberdeen, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Financial records, 1957–1959;
  • Licensed premises, 1951–1959.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Wallace & Co Ltd were whisky blenders and wine and spirit merchants with offices at 81 George Street and 26 Loch Street in Aberdeen, Scotland . The company was taken over by William Murray & Co Ltd , brewers in Edinburgh, Scotland , in c1946  . The company was certainly in existence between 1951  and 1959  . John Wallace & Co Ltd owned the following businesses: the grocery shops in 47 Commerce Street and 212 Gallowgate in Aberdeen and the licensed houses "The St Andrew's Bar", "The Neptune Bar" and "The Balaclava Bar". No more is known about the company's history to date.


The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Tennent Caledonian Breweries Ltd.

Other Finding Aids

File level list available in searchroom.

Alternative Form Available

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

No physical characteristics that affect the use of this material.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

The collection was previously stored with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot–Watt University. It moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991. It moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991. Custody of the Scottish Brewing Archive was transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 2008.


None expected.

Related Material

GB 0248 WMC: Records of William Murray & Co Ltd; GB 0248 WMC: Records of William Murray & Co Ltd.

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material.

Additional Information

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

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Collection catalogued by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 7 November 2001. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 22 March 2012. Catalogue edited by Wiebke Redlich, Archives Assistant (Hub), 23 May 2002.

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