Russel & Aitken maps & plans

Primary maker
Russel & Aitken
Production date
1751-1955
Description
Mineral plans (showing coal and other mineral workings); estate plans; architectural plans of properties; Ordnance Survey maps; relating to actions or conveyancing on behalf of clients; along with technical and scientific plans relating to interests of partners.

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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.
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Series
Primary maker
Production date
1751-1955
Measurements
356 items
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Restriction
Open - no restriction on access
Accession number
A664/S4

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