T. & R. Annan & Sons Ltd, photographers

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

T. & R. Annan & Sons Ltd, photographers

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1855 to date


The business was founded by Thomas Annan (1829-1887), a pioneering photographer working in Glasgow, who was to become famous for his collection of images of the city’s slums taken between 1868 and 1871 and published in the 1870s as the ‘Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow’. Thomas was later joined in business by his brother, Robert, when the company was renamed T. & R. Annan; and subsequently by Thomas’s son, James Craig. In September 1889 the firm was granted a royal warrant as ‘Photographers and Photographic Engravers to Her Majesty in Glasgow.’


Glasgow, Scotland

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier


Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Anne Cameron, November 2012.




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC