Records of Connal & Bannatyne Ltd, children's clothing manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content


  • Letter book, 1883-1910;
  • Cash book, 1883-1907;
  • Scrapbook of advertisements, 1960-1985;
  • Certificates, 1932-1955;
  • Photograph, 1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm of Connal & Bannatyne was founded in Glasgow in 1871, originating from the firm of Hugh Brown & Co, with whom its founding partners had both been connected for many years. The company originally manufactured hand embroidered infants' bibs, but later moved into children's clothing, catering for children aged from 6 months to 10 years. Their first factory was at 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow. Most of the work was carried out in the company's own premises, with some of the hand embroidery work being contracted to out-workers in Ayrshire and Ireland. By 1950 the firm had moved to 39 Buchan Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, and by 1956 to 45 Carlton House, Gorbals Lane, Glasgow. The company was incorporated as  Connal & Bannatyne Ltd in 1955. In 1968 they moved to a new factory on the banks of the River Clyde, at 45 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, which was visited by Princess Margaret on 6 June 1973. The company employed its own designers, and produced an Autumn/Winter and a Spring/Summer collection each year, principally for the mail order, multiple store, and specialist wholesalers market.


Arranged in the order in which it was received.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Peter Bannatyne of Connal & Bannatyne Ltd, 45 Finnieston Street, Glasgow G3 8JX : April 1992

Other Finding Aids

Printed list and item level computerised 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

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 1999and 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.

Fonds level compiled by Jenny Bunn, Assistant Archivist, 02 March 2000. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.

Geographical Names