Records of Alexander Shairp & Co, merchants, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Cash book 1743-1759

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Shairp & Co was a group of merchants based in Glasgow, Scotland, engaged in trade with the West Indies and the American Colonies.


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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Loan : Thomson, Dickson & Shaw, WS and JA Campbell & Lamond, CS, Edinburgh : prior to 1966

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Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1647) and London (NRA21083)

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Custodial History

Records deposited with Economic History Department, Glasgow University prior to 1966. Management of the collection was transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.


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Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by Alison Jasper , Archives Assistant, 5 May 1998.

Updated by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 2 November 1999

Updated by Lesley Richmond , Acting Director, 3 March 2000