Records of W S Ferguson, agricultural chemical manufacturers, Perth and Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Board and secretarial correspondence 1938-1973;
  • Financial papers, including balance sheets 1938-1974;
  • Minutes of board meetings 1845-1973;
  • Statements of tonnages of chemical produced 1938-1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

W S Ferguson was controlled by Lawes' Chemical Manure Company Limited, which was established in 1872  . The company manufactured sheep dips, disinfectants and horticultural requisites until the 1970s.


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

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information


Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the 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



None expected

Related Material

No related material

This collection is part of the larger collection, Papers of J H Calder MacLeod (DC 034) as he was a subscriber of the company. Other parts of the collection relate to other companies that he was involved in.

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


Fonds level description created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 28 January 2005