Sub-fonds MS 100/13 - William Smith, Dundee, Ltd

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MS 100/13


William Smith, Dundee, Ltd


  • 1914-1978 (Creation)

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0.19 linear metres

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William Smith, Dundee, Ltd was a jute and linen merchants founded in the late nineteenth century. In 1939 it was reconstituted as William Smith (Dundee) 1939 Ltd. Don Bros, Buist & Co acquired the firm in 1964 at time when they were trying to expand their textile merchanting interests. The firm seems to have ceased to exist as a distinct entity in the late 1970s.

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Company files, 1939-1977; miscellaneous financial records, 1939-1978; miscellaneous legal and business records,1914-1970


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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.

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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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MS 100/13

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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



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  • English



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