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Business records of George Waterston and Sons, Ltd.

 Record Group
Identifier: Acc.12235/1-522

Scope and Contents

The business records, 1768-2002, of George Waterston and Sons, Ltd, Edinburgh, specialist printers, manufacturing and retail stationers, and sealing wax manufacturers. The papers also include material relating more particularly to the Waterston family.

In addition to business records, the collection includes papers relating to the Waterston family or to the history of the business collected by various family directors, series of family and business photographs, sample specimens of the firm's products and other memorabilia.


  • Creation: 1752-2002, undated.


Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


522 Folders

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Formerly held on deposit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 2023, by Geoffrey Waterston, Ford, Midlothian.

Related Materials

Acc.12330. Papers of Robert Waterston concerning the Waterstone family and the printing firm George Waterstone and Sons Ltd, Edinburgh.

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National Library of Scotland
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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
0131 623 3700