The HOUSE OF FRASER Archive

Company: Muir Simpsons, Ltd

Registration number: 8967

Company name: Muir Simpsons, Ltd
Dates in business: 1914-1957

Type of business: house furnishers

Type of company: Private limited company

Locations:
  • Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland

Management of company

The first three directors of the company were Herbert Muir Simpson, chairman, Kenneth Muir Simpson and Maurice Muir Simpson. The secretary was T. Craston Thomson, chartered accountant, of Glasgow. In October 1941, on the acquisition of the company by Fraser, Sons & Co Ltd, the directors were replaced by Hugh Fraser, Iris Estcourt and Edward Elson Gamble. Hugh Fraser was the managing director and chairman of the company. Craston Thomson was replaced as secretary by Robert G. Keenan.

Company history

Muir Simpsons, Ltd was incorporated and registered in February 1914 to purchase and carry on the business of James Simpson & Sons, cabinetmakers and upholsterers, 102-104 London Street, Glasgow, which had been in existence from at least 1871. The company's registered premises were at 309 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. In October 1941, the business was acquired by Fraser, Sons & Co Ltd, drapers, of Glasgow. In December 1947, following the liquidation of Fraser, Sons & Co Ltd, Muir Simpsons, Ltd, together with other assets of Fraser, Sons & Co Ltd, was transferred to House of Fraser Ltd. Muir Simpsons, Ltd went into voluntary liquidation on 16 November 1957.

Records held for Muir Simpsons, Ltd:

FRAS 752
Title: Minutes of meetings of board of directors and of general meetings of shareholders
Date: 1914-1947
FRAS 69
Title: Private ledgers
Date: 1936-1947
FRAS 70
Title: Private journals
Date: 1914-1948
FRAS 749
Title: Salaries book
Date: 1941-1944
Includes salaries for employees of Muir Simpsons, Ltd, 1941-1944.
FRAS 714/2
Title: Publication entitled The House of Fraser
Date: 1964
Contains image of room setting in store.

Related People and Companies:

Corporation name: Fraser Sons & Co Ltd
Dates of connection: 1941-1947
Connection type: Muir Simpsons, Ltd was acquired by Fraser Sons & Co Ltd in 1941.
Corporation name: House of Fraser Ltd
Dates of connection: 1947-1957
Connection type: Muir Simpsons, Ltd, as an asset of Fraser, Sons & Co Ltd, was transferred to House of Fraser Ltd in 1947.

Access points: Cabinetmakers - Furnishers - Upholsterers

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