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Baxter Brothers & Co Ltd, linen and jute spinners and manufacturers, Dundee

  • MS 11
  • Collection
  • 1795-1992
Minute books 1873 1966, letter books 1898-1929, register of members 1930 1948, ledgers 1807 1815, 1853 1973, journals 1853 1955, balance books 1832 1949, miscellaneous financial records 1806 1974, wages books 1841 1959, production books 1841 1927, contract and order books 1898 1952, quotations and estimates 1850 1971, inventories and valuations 1853 1975, miscellaneous technical records 1833 c.1930, mill manager's history of flax spinning c.1866, representatives' reports 1926 1963, miscellaneous papers including genealogical notes on Baxter family 1795 1986, plans c.1820 1963 and technical drawings 1850 1957 [368], photographs 1833 1980 [145].

Baxter Brothers & Co Ltd

James Scott & Sons

  • MS 389
  • Collection
  • c1860s-c 1971
Business records including articles of assiociation, minutes of meetings, financial records and administrative papers concerning property and employees. Also bundles of miscellaneous papers including news cuttings, some legal and business papers and miscellaneous range of small artefacts, including rubber stamps.

James Scott & Sons

Photographs of Dundee in the 1970s

  • MS 313
  • Collection
  • c 1975
Six pieces of card with photographs of Dens Works, Dens Road, Claverhouse, East Port and other areas of Dundee. It is possible that these photographs were taken by a student or a member of staff at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Most of the photographs relate to areas which had previously had some connection with the textile industry, suggesting they may have been taken as part of a project relating to the textile industry in Dundee

Sidlaw Industries, Dundee

  • MS 66
  • Collection
  • 1791-2003
The collection has been arranged into the following sub-fonds:
MS 66/I Thomas Bell & Sons (of Dundee) Ltd 1812-1942
MS 66/II Cox Brothers Ltd c 1791-2002
MS 66/III Gilroy Sons & Co Ltd 1849-1933
MS 66/IV J & A D Grimond Ltd 1863-1953
MS 66/V John N Kyd & Co Ltd 1850-1961
MS 66/VI Harry Walker & Sons Ltd 1847-c 1960
MS 66/VII F S Stewart Sandeman & Sons Ltd 1903-1936
MS 66/VIII John Lowson Jnr & Co Ltd 1874-1955
MS 66/IX Boase Spinning Co Ltd 1862-1987
MS 66/X Sidlaw Industries Ltd 1887-2003
MS 66/XI Miscellaneous associated, affiliated and subsidiary companies of Jute Industries Ltd
MS 66/XII Miscellaneous and Unidentified Papers 1884-c.1950

Sidlaw Industries Ltd

The Dundee Oral History Project

  • MS 379
  • Collection
  • 2010 -
Recordings covering lives from the 1930's onwards, paperwork, biographies and some photographs of participants. Themes covered by the Project so far include the jute and textile industry (Dundee and India), the arts, academia, comics, journalism, publishing, disabilities, medicine, politics, armed services, retail, photography, sport and leisure, music and fashion. Themes also include childhood, family, education and work.

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