Records of Archibald Campbell, Hope and King Ltd, brewers, Edinburgh, Scotland

Reference code(s): GB 1127 CHK
Title: Records of Archibald Campbell, Hope and King Ltd, brewers, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date(s): 1851-1996
Extent and medium of the unit of description: 0.14 metres
Repository: Scottish Brewing Archive
Name of creator(s): Archibald Campbell, Hope and King Ltd (brewers : 1896 - 1970 : Edinburgh, Scotland)
Level of Description: fonds
Published by: Scottish Brewing Archive 1 October 2001
Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The Argyle Brewery, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, is reputed to have been established in 1710. Archibald Campbell, snr and jnr, ran the brewery during the nineteenth century. Archibald Campbell, Hope and King Ltd was registered as a limited liability company, firstly in August 1896, in order to acquire the business of brewers and maltsters at the Argyle Brewery; and then again in November 1896, to acquire the businesses of Messrs Hope & King, Glasgow, Scotland , wholesale wine and spirit merchants, exporters and whisky blenders, at a purchase price of £214,092. The company acquired South Western Brewery Co Ltd, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, and 6 tied houses in 1925. It was acquired by Whitbread & Co Ltd, London, England, in 1967 and the Argyle Brewery ceased to brew in 1970.

Source: Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds). The brewing industry. A guide to historical records (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990)

The Manual of British and Foreign Brewery Companies 1924. A Compendium of Joint-Stock Brewery Enterprise (London, 1924)

Scope and Content

  • Memorandum and articles of association 1964
  • Diagram of company management hierarchy 1967
  • Directors' minute books 1896-1963
  • Other minute books 1905-1975
  • Agreement books 1897-1937
  • Registers 1902-1967
  • Agenda books 1941-1956
  • Shareholding records 1896-1972
  • Financial records 1888-1969
  • Patents and trademarks 1901-1969
  • Production records 1852-1970
  • Sales records 1851-1967
  • Employee registers 1960-1965
  • Recreation records 1885
  • Salaries books 1918-1940
  • Licensed premises records 1960s
  • Property records 1886-1980s
  • Promotional material 1860s-1980s
  • Public records 1964
  • Photographs 1940s-1994
  • Historical notes 1969-1996

System of Arrangement

The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.

Custodial History

The collection was previously stored with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot-Watt University. It moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991. In September 2001 records were transferred to the SBA at Glasgow from Whitbread.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

From several sources including Tom Ferguson and Whitbread

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 1127 procedures

Accruals

None expected

Access Conditions

Open

Copyright / Conditions governing reproduction

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Scottish Brewing Archivist

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

Finding Aids

File level list available in searchroom

Related Units of Description

GB 2057: Records of Whitbread & Co plc (Whitbread & Co plc)

GB 1127 ARTEFACTS: Scottish Brewing Archive Artefacts Collection

GB 0234 GD 241: Records of Archibald Campbell, Hope & King Ltd (National Archives of Scotland)

Publication note

Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds). The brewing industry: A guide to historical records (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990) and The Manual of British and Foreign Brewery Companies 1924: A Compendium of Joint-Stock Brewery Enterprise (London, 1924)

Fonds-level description compilation details

Fonds level description compiled by Amanda Jackson, Scottish Brewing Archive Assistant, 3 February 2000

Revised by Natalie Milne, Hub Archives Assistant, October 1 2001

Custodial history, immediate source of acquisition and index terms added by Wiebke Redlich, Archive Assistant (Hub), 16 January 2002