Company: Dallas's Ltd

Company name: Dallas's Ltd
Dates in business: c 1908-1957

Type of business: drapers

Type of company: Private limited liability company

  • Cowcaddens, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Africa,

Company history

The company was established in 1865 as Dallas & Co. In c 1908, it was incorporated under the name Dallas's Ltd with registered offices at Milton House, 166-170 Cowcaddens, Glasgow. It operated a drapery store. By the early 20th century it also had an extensive mail-order business in West Africa. In August 1936, it took over Walter Wilson & Co (Glasgow) Ltd, which carried on the millinery business of the Grand Colosseum Warehouse Co in Glasgow. In June 1938, Dallas's Ltd changed the name of Walter Wilson & Co (Glasgow) Limited to Dallas's Colosseum Ltd.

In November 1942, Dallas's Ltd was acquired by Fraser Sons & Co Ltd. In 1947, Fraser Sons & Co Ltd was liquidated and its assets, including Dallas's Ltd, were transferred to House of Fraser Ltd. Dallas's Ltd went into voluntary liquidation on 16 November 1957.

Records held for Dallas's Ltd:

Title: Minutes of meetings of board of directors and of general meetings of shareholders (volume no 2)
Date: 1934-1947
FRAS 797
Title: Special resolution passed at extraordinary general meeting
Date: February 1943
Title: Private ledgers
Date: 1929-1948
FRAS 798
Title: Index to private ledger
Date: 1929-1945
Title: Private journal (no 4)
Date: 1941-1948
FRAS 76/2-3
Title: Scrapbooks
Date: c 1908-1942
FRAS 77/11-26
Title: Promotional leaflets and catalogues
Date: c 1910s-1940
FRAS 799
Title: Price lists and general catalogues
Date: 1912-1932
FRAS 801
Title: Letter to customer concerning order
Date: February 1927
Title: A Souvenir of Dallas's, 1865-1973
Date: 1973

Related People and Companies:

Corporation name: Dallas & Co
Dates of connection: c 1908
Connection type: Dallas & Co was incorporated as Dallas's Ltd in c 1908.
Corporation name: Walter Wilson & Co (Glasgow) Ltd
Dates of connection: 1936
Connection type: Dallas's Ltd acquired Walter Wilson & Co (Glasgow) Ltd in 1936.
Corporation name: Fraser Sons & Co Ltd
Dates of connection: 1942-1947
Connection type: Fraser Sons & Co Ltd acquired Dallas's Ltd in 1942.
Corporation name: House of Fraser Ltd
Dates of connection: 1947-1957
Connection type: Dallas's Ltd, as an asset of Fraser Sons & Co Ltd, was transferred to House of Fraser Ltd in 1947.

Access points: Drapers - Retail trade

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