CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2756
TitleAberdeen Stock Exchange: papers
Date1845 - 1952
Extent50 volumes, 5 boxes: 4.00 linear metres
Creator NameAberdeen Stock Exchange Association (1847-c.1952)
Administrative HistoryThe Aberdeen Stock Exchange Association was set up in 1847, with fifteen founding members, for stock and sharebrokers whose place of business was in Aberdeen. As well as an election for new members, who had to be sponsored by two existing members, there was a fifty pound entry fee, plus annual subscription of five pounds, though the entry fee was reduced for partners in a firm where one partner had already paid the full fee. The Association fixed rates at which business was to be done in the Exchange and issued fines for not complying. It also laid down rules of business, with any business matters carried out under written contract. Prices of shares were to be published internally and in the newspapers and adhered to by members. The Association ceased to function around 1952.
SourceThe records were deposited in the University Library by the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce on 2 June 1970.
DescriptionStock-exchange records and ledgers (6 volumes), 1845 - 1891; Stock-exchange record sheets, 1845 - 1889; Stock-exchange records, 1890 - 1916; Fortnightly statements, 1878 - 1905; Engagement books, recording arrangements for transactions, 1900 - 1911 (1901 missing); Annual reports of companies (printed and bound) 1895 - 1910; Presented papers of companies, including share-issues, articles of association, etc., 1889 - 1952; Rules of Aberdeen Stock Exchange, 1847; Constitution and rules, 1892; Draft minutes of committee and general meetings of association, 1845 - 1852; Inventories of documents belonging to association, 1855 - 1887; Ledgers, 1884 - 1929; Cash book, 1884 - 1910; Accounts, 1894 - 1914; Financial papers, 1909 - 1910; Subscription book (counterfoils), 1853 - 1902; Vouchers, 1847 - 1890; Secretary's intromissions, 1846 - 1884; Statement of funds, investments, etc., 1885 - 1894; Details of investments and valuations of securities, 1893 - 1901; Passbooks with North of Scotland Bank, Ltd., 1848 - 1898; Cheques and counterfoils, 1880 - 1900; Minutes of agreement for leasing premises of Stock Exchange and Clearing-House, 1861 - 1872; Contracts, 1876 - 1889; In-letters, 1857 - 1911; Correspondence, 1905 - 1907; Legal documents, 1854 - 1887; Resolutions of Council of Associated Stock Exchanges, regarding liability of brokers, 1890; Papers relating to expulsion of John Anderson, 1898.
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
ArrangementThe collection has been re-listed but the material has still to be physically re-numbered. Please refer to the alternate reference number field when searching for specific items.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
Physical DescriptionMS 2756/3/4/28 is in very poor condition; the cover in particular is badly torn and is curling at the edges. MS 2756/3/1/1-6 are all very dirty.
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