Sub-fonds MS 100/5 - Alexander Henderson & Son Ltd, Spinners, Dundee

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MS 100/5


Alexander Henderson & Son Ltd, Spinners, Dundee


  • 1795-1985 (Creation)

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0.93 linear metres

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Alexander Henderson & Son Ltd, Spinners were a jute-spinning firm based in Dundee, Scotland. The company was established in 1833. Their centre of operations was the South Dudhope Works in the city's Smellie's Lane. By 1865 the Works included a mill and a factory, the latter housing some 85 power looms. The company eventually became a subsidiary of Low Brothers & Co (Dundee) Ltd, and was included in that company's amalgamation with Don Brothers, Buist & Co Ltd in 1960.

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Company records. 1904-1960; Accounts. 1960-1970; Ledgers and account books. 1892-1985; Miscellaneous financial records. 1949-1959; Miscellaneous legal and business records. 1795-1979


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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/V

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MS 100/5

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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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