G.L. Wilson Department Store
- 1893-1995 (Creation)
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1.50 linear meters
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Gavin Laurie Wilson was born in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, in 1852. He had a 'popular warehouse' in Cupar, Fife before opening what became G.L. Wilson's Department Store in 1894. The store, originally principally a drapery, was located on the corner of Murraygate and Commercial Street, Dundee, and was popularly known as 'The Corner'. Wilson died in 1932 but his son John continued to run the business until his death in 1962. Another son, involved to an extent in the store, was Sir Garnet Wilson (1885-1973) a local Liberal politician who was Lord Provost of Dundee from 1940 to 1946 and who was knighted for his services to the city. A third son, Gavin, died in action as a result of wounds sustained during the First World War. The store closed c 1972 but the building still stands.
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Documents, newspapers, catalogues and photographs relating to G.L.Wilson's Department Store, 'The Corner', The Murraygate, Dundee.
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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.
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The records are on paper and include photographs.
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The records are original.
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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