Collection MS 1 - William Pringle Laird

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MS 1

Title

William Pringle Laird

Date(s)

  • c 1851-1919 (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

2 volumes

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Biographical history

William Pringle Laird was a seedsman, bulb importer, florist and nursery proprietor. There was a William Laird operating in Union Street, Dundee from at least 1837. By 1845 he had moved to Nethergate and later established nurseries in Blackness and Monifieth. His business had become the firm of W. P. Laird & Sinclair by 1861. The company had offices at various times in the High Street, Nethergate, City Square and Crichton Street. The business remained in the family and a William P. Laird continued to live at Taybank, High Street, Monifieth until around 1936. The company itself operated until at least 1971.

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Scope and content

Business records of William P Laird

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Not expected

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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The records are in poor condition

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MS 1

Rules and/or conventions used

Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Status

Catalogued

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Language(s)

  • English

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