Company: Daly & Sons Ltd

Company name: Daly & Sons Ltd
Dates in business: 1934-1952

Type of business: Drapers

Type of company: Private limited liability company

  • Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland

Management of company

The first directors of the company were John Campbell, the chairman, James Fairley Daly, the managing director, John Fyfe Daly and Charles Gordon Daly.

Company history

In October 1934, the Scottish Drapery Corporation Ltd, a management holding company, of Edinburgh, acquired James Daly & Co, drapers and silk mercers, of 199 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. The Corporation incorporated a new limited liability company, Daly & Sons Ltd, on 28 November 1934, to carry on the business. The company's registered offices were at 199 Sauchiehall Street.

In September 1952, the Scottish Drapery Corporation Ltd and its subsidiaries were acquired by House of Fraser Ltd, department store retailers, of Glasgow. Daly & Sons Ltd was subsequently liquidated. However, the store name, Dalys, continued to be used.

Records held for Daly & Sons Ltd:

FRAS 153
Title: Minutes of meeting of board of directors and general meetings of shareholders
Date: 1934-1952
FRAS 152
Title: Minutes of meetings of board of directors
Date: 1942-1952
FRAS 155
Title: Private ledger and journal
Date: 1935-1953
FRAS 154
Title: Nominal ledger
Date: 1944-1952
FRAS 764
Title: Journal
Date: 1936-1953
FRAS 156
Title: Inventory and valuation of 199 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Date: December 1936
FRAS 714/1
Title: Publication entitled Getting to Know The House of Fraser
Date: 1959
Contains images of the Trousseau Room and the Rayne Salon.
FRAS 784
Title: Advertisement for Dalys
Date: 1959
FRAS 765
Title: Guide for new staff at Dalys
Date: c 1960s
FRAS 770
Title: Catalogue of ladies' autumn fashions at Dalys
Date: c 1960s
FRAS 766
Title: Cover from menu for Dalys' restaurant
Date: c 1960s
FRAS 767
Title: Leaflet advertising promotional events at Dalys
Date: c 1960s
FRAS 768
Title: Folder advertising Trousseau Room at Dalys
Date: c 1960s
FRAS 769
Title: Advertising feature on Dalys in Fashion Field magazine
Date: c 1960s
FRAS 772
Title: Dalys paper carrier bag
Date: c 1970s
FRAS 771/4
Title: Exhibition board on history of Dalys and Pettigrews
Date: c 1970s
The board has a photograph of Sauchiehall Street, c 1960s, showing Dalys' store.
FRAS 771/5
Title: Exhibition board on history of Dalys
Date: c 1970s
The board has a photograph of the cosmetics counter in Dalys, c 1970s, and a photograph of the exterior of Dalys in Sauchiehall Street, c 1970s.

Related People and Companies:

Corporation name: James Daly & Co
Dates of connection: 1934
Connection type: Daly & Sons Ltd replaced James Daly & Co in 1934.
Corporation name: Scottish Drapery Corporation Ltd
Dates of connection: 1934-1952
Connection type: The Scottish Drapery Corporation Ltd incorporated Daly & Sons Ltd in 1934.
Corporation name: House of Fraser Ltd
Dates of connection: 1952
Connection type: House of Fraser Ltd acquired Daly & Sons Ltd, as a subsidiary of the Scottish Drapery Corporation Ltd, in 1952.

Access points: Drapers - Retail trade - Silk mercers

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