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Records of Edmiston & Mitchells

Collection Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 UGD 169



Extent and medium of the unit of description

4.4 metres

(7 boxes, 59 volumes)

Existence and Location of Originals

This material is original.

Name of creator

Edmiston and Mitchells | 1845-: | timber brokers | Glasgow, United Kingdom

Biographical History

Administrative History

In 1845 Archibald and Robert Edmiston and Alexander Mitchell set up in partnership in Glasgow as Edmiston and Mitchells. They were initially ship owners who carried cargo to the eastern seaboard of North America and returned with shipments of timber. They also imported timber from the Baltic States and Indochina. At a later date the ships were sold to concentrate on acting as timber agents and brokers. They undertook trade with most of the timber merchants in Scotland, which is still the focus of their operations. They originally traded from offices in a number of locations in Glasgow. The firm is now run by a father and son-in-law duo from their offices in Polmont.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

The records of Records of Edmiston & Mitchells consist of:

  • financial records (1845-1977)
  • administrative records (1864-1947)
  • production records (1909-1966)
  • photographs




Businesses and Organisations


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Components of this collection