CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2479
TitleAberdeen Steam Navigation Company papers
Date1835 - 1925
Extent1 box and 15 volumes (0.75 linear metres)
Creator NameAberdeen Steam Navigation Company; 1829 - 1964
Aberdeen and London Steam Navigation Company
Aberdeen and London Shipping Company
Administrative HistoryIn 1829 the Aberdeen and London Steam Navigation Company was formed and provided a weekly service to London with two steam-yachts, the ‘Queen of Scotland’ and the ‘Duke of Wellington’. At the same time the Aberdeen and London Shipping Company provided a similar service with smacks. In 1835, however, the Shipping Company acquired a steam packet, the ‘City of Aberdeen’, for the London run. As a result of negotiations held subsequently between the two companies, the services were combined and the Aberdeen Steam Navigation Company was founded in 1836. It remained in existence until 1964, operating for most of this time from Waterloo Quay.
SourceDeposited on permanent loan by the North of Scotland Orkney and Shetland Shipping Company, Ltd., in June 1964 and January 1966.
DescriptionMinute books, 1836 - 1925; Sederunt book 1886 - 1918; Directors' reports 1870 - 1918; Contract of co-partnership, 1845; Log books, 1838 - 1852; Manifest books, 1841, 1860; Checkers' book, 1843 - 1844; Printed handbills of times and fares, 1860, 1875; Miscellaneous papers, 1840 - 1877.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionThe records are in good condition. MS 2479/23 and MS 2479/25-29 were formerly in a bundle labelled 'Found at the back of a drawer in counter of front office, Nov 3 1887'. MS 2479/18 is a roll and is kept in a metal canister.
Related MaterialMS 2670: Shipconstructors' and Shipwrights' Association (Aberdeen Branch), 1916-65.
MS 3070: Aberdeen Shipmaster Society, 1590-1946.
MS 2940: Aberdeen Shipmaster Society, 1630-1965.
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