Sub-fonds MS 100/6 - J & J Smart, Brechin, Ltd

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MS 100/6


J & J Smart, Brechin, Ltd


  • 1866-1983 (Creation)

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10.68 linear metres

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J & J Smart, Brechin, Ltd was founded in 1838 and was based in Brechin, Scotland. In 1960 the company entered into informal merger negotiations with Don Brothers, Buist & Co Ltd. As a result of this merger John B. Smart, son of the firm's chairman, joined the board of the larger firm. The company's name seems to have been retained for sometime after the merger. Although a relatively small business, J & J Smart produced a variety of fabrics, including jute and cotton, and also experimented with new fabrics such as rayon in the 1950s.

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Company records, 1948-1990; letter books, 1916-1932; accounts, 1942-1973; miscellaneous account and financial books, 1866-1894; ledgers and cash books, c 1867-1963; day books 1875-1958; inventories, 1866-1954; orders and deliveries, 1892-1983; manufacturing and production records, 1874-1979; length books. 1899-1961; time books, 1965-1966; miscellaneous legal and business records, 1933-81; miscellaneous items, 1912-1960.


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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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See also National Archives of Scotland SEP2/491

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MS 100/VI

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MS 100/6

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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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