Russel & Aitken records

Primary maker
Russel & Aitken
Production date
1493-1993
Description
Letter books, financial records, estate particulars, maps and plans, client records (see descriptions of sub-collections for details of client records)

Object Detail


Name/title notes
Russel & Aitken is a solicitors firm that was founded in Falkirk in 1818 when James Russel took over the business of James Aitken, who had been practising in Falkirk since the 1790s. When Aitken died, his son Henry Aitken was too young to continue the business on his own and therefore Aitken's widow arranged for James Russel, a former apprentice of Aitken, to take over. This was on the understanding that Henry Aitken would become a partner once he qualified. James Russel died in 1858. James Aitken of Darroch, the son of Henry Aitken, took over the practice with John Russel, son of James Russel. Aitken soon became sole partner in the firm and remained so until his death in 1911. The company still carries on its business in the same premises, in King's Court, that were owned by the original James Aitken in the 1790s.
Level of current record
Collection
Primary maker
Production date
1493-1993
Measurements
3,331 items in 60 sub-collections (82m)
Archives finding aids
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Restriction
Open - no restriction on access
Accession number
A664

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