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G.L. Wilson Department Store

  • MS 188
  • Collection
  • 1893-1995
Documents, newspapers, catalogues and photographs relating to G.L.Wilson's Department Store, 'The Corner', The Murraygate, Dundee.

G. L. Wilson Department Store


Book of bills payable and bills recieved, receiable bills had been turned into payable bills.


Folder originally entitled 'Bonus the Wilson Partnership' containing information on the staff bonus scheme, the finances and the running of the store, as well as a photograph and notes from a management training course, copies of a poem by John Wilson. Has been put in new folder.


Various items relating to finance turn-over, advertising, property maintence (not originally filed together)


Magazine: 'Store, magazine of retailing'. Christmas 1951 includes a duplicate of page 39-40, (biography of Basil Wilson) and pictures of Basil Wilson.


Letter to Mr Wilson from D.M Smith secretary of Drapers Chamber of Trade. The letter is in reply to a request for a copy of the annual report of the D.C.T Executive council for 1953. Attached to the letter is the D.C.T Operating expense enquiry for the year 1950 as well as the Department stores operating results for 1952.


Letters to Basil Wilson from Margery A. Baird from the editorial Department of Corsetry and Underwear asking for information regarding the set-up of the 'Pantie shop' in G.L Wilson. Also letter is to Miss Baird from Basil Wilson giving a detailed description of the 'Pantie Shop'. 2 letters.


Bundle of correspondence and leaflets relating to a corsetry fair held by G.L Wilson on corsetry week, includes article on Bra Bar.

Show home material

Bundle relating to a show home designed by G.L Wilson contains a leaflet advertising it, a letter from 'Store Magazine' requesting information and pictures of the show home, a letter from Basil Wilson replying and 6 photos of the show home.

Store plan

Ground floor plan of the store, titled 'Additions and Alterations on 'The Corner', Murraygate for G.L Wilson. Esq.

Miscellaneous envelopes

Envelopes from the store including one with the inscription 'A Jubilee Gift'. From Mr John and Mr Garnett Wilson, 6th May 1935' and consumer rationing order.
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