Company: J & R Allan Ltd

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Company name: J & R Allan Ltd
Dates in business: 1897-1953

Type of business: silk mercers and drapers

Type of company: Limited liability company

  • South Bridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Management of company

Robert Allan was the first chairman of the company.

Company history

J & R Allan Ltd, silk mercers and drapers, was incorporated in 1897. Its registered offices were at 84 South Bridge Street, Edinburgh. In 1920, in order to build an extension to the premises, the company acquired the neighbouring drapery and general warehouse business of Paterson & Smith. In November 1928, the company was acquired by the Scottish Drapery Corporation Ltd, a management holding company, of Edinburgh. In September 1952, the Corporation and its subsidiaries were acquired by House of Fraser Ltd, department store retailers, of Glasgow. J & R Allan Ltd went into voluntary liquidation in 1953.

Records held for J & R Allan Ltd:

FRAS 131
Title: Minutes of general meetings of shareholders
Date: 1897-1952
FRAS 761
Title: Special resolution proposed at extraordinary general meeting
Date: January 1953
FRAS 132
Title: General ledger
Date: 1949-1953
FRAS 714/1
Title: Publication entitled Getting to Know The House of Fraser
Date: 1959
Contains notes on the history of the company and an image of the food hall.

Related People and Companies:

Corporation name: Scottish Drapery Corporation Ltd
Dates of connection: 1928
Connection type: J & R Allan Ltd was acquired by the Scottish Drapery Corporation Ltd in 1928.
Corporation name: House of Fraser Ltd
Dates of connection: 1952-1953
Connection type: J & R Allan Ltd was a subsidiary of House of Fraser Ltd between 1952 and 1953.

Access points: Drapers - Retail trade - Silk mercers

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