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Records of Devanha Brewery Co Ltd, brewers, Aberdeen, Scotland

GB 1127 DV.
Records of Devanha Brewery Co Ltd, brewers, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
0.12 metres (3 Volumes, 1 file, 1 framed document).
There are no physical characteristics that affect the use of this material.
Held at:
Scottish Brewing Archive.
Name of Creator:
Devanha Brewery Co Ltd (brewers: 1910–1974: Aberdeen, Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
  • Revised by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 19 December 2001
  • 8 June 2005 Catalogue record converted to EAD2002, May 2005
Published by:
Scottish Brewing Archive, 6 March 2002.
Legal Status:
Private records deposited by the owners.

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Administrative/Biographical History

Devanha Brewery Co Ltd, Wellington Road, Aberdeen, Scotland, was registered as a limited liability company in 1910 to acquire the business of Wm Black & Co, Devanha Brewery, Wellington Road, Aberdeen (est. 1803). The company was acquired by Thomas Usher & Son Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1930 and subsequently ceased to brew. In 1974 the company changed its name to Norsemen Lager Co Ltd.

Richmond, Lesley and Turton, Alison (eds), The Brewing Industry. A Guide to Historical Records, (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1990).

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Scope and Content

  • Shareholding records, 1910–1960
  • Financial records, 1910–1959
  • Patents and trademarks, 1851
  • Public relations, 1897–1906
  • Promotional material, undated
System of Arrangement:
The material is arranged according to the Scottish Brewing Archive classification scheme used within all SBA collections.
Custodial History:
The collection was previously stored with the rest of the Scottish Brewing Archive at Heriot–Watt University. It moved to the University of Glasgow in 1991.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
From abandoned Usher Brewery in the 1980s.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 1127 procedures.
None expected.
Access Conditions:
Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Scottish Brewing Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.

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Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
File level list available in searchroom.
Related Units of Description:
GB 1127 TU: Records of Thomas Usher & Son Ltd.
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds–Level Description Compilation Details

Fonds–level description compiled by Natalie Milne, Archives Assistant (Hub), 31 October 2001.

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