Records of Gourock Ropeworks Co Ltd, minutes, Articles of Association, and titles

Scope and Content


  • Minutes, 1774-1920;
  • Articles of Association, 1777-1960;
  • Directors' records, 1903-1955;
  • Legal papers and correspondence, 1778- 1898;
  • Branch managers' conference records, 1943-1967;
  • Visitor's books, 1938-1961;
  • Papers relating to the Birkmyre family including trademark and patent papers, as well as shipping share papers 1892-1903.

This description is part of the main  Gourock Ropeworks collection which has been divided into the following sections:  


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.

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

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Related Material

For further records on property including later titles and leases, see GB 0248 UGD 042/13, Legal papers, which also includes papers relating to the reformation of the company, patents and trademarks, valuations, insurance, agreements, and disputes.

For further correspondence, see GB 0248 UGD 042/2, Letterbooks, and GB 0248 UGD 042/12, Company files.


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Additional Information

Collection catalogued by Jane Jamieson, Assistant Archivist, February 1998 (lower level descriptions) and Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) (subfonds level description). Converted to Encoded Archival Description by Emma Anthony, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) March 2012. Descriptions edited by Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, March 2012, and Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), April 2012 and June 2012.

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