- Co-partnery records 1831-1857
- Plans and sketches of branch offices 1849-1858
- Papers concerning the liquidation of the bank 1858-1863
- Liquidators' accounts and reports 1862-1863
Records of Western Bank of Scotland, bankers, Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Western Bank of Scotland was established in 1832 with an initial paid up capital of £210,000. Between 1832 and 1857 it opened 101 branches and sub-branches throughout Scotland. It acquired the following businesses: Greenock Banking Co in 1843 , Dundee Union Bank in 1844 , and Paisley Commercial Bank and the Ayrshire Banking Co in 1845 . It collapsed in 1857 as the result of a combination of trade recession and bad management. Many of its branches were then taken over by other banks.
This material is arranged into four series as described in the scope and content note
Conditions Governing Access
Gift : c1963
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Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1808)
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This material was deposited by a chartered accountancy firm, of which one of the partners had been involved in the liquidation of Western Bank of Scotland Records with Economic History Department, Glasgow University, c1963. Management of the collection transferred to Glasgow University Archives in 1975.
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