Sub-fonds MS 100/8 - Low Brothers & Co., Dundee, Ltd, including Low Brothers & Co., Ireland, Ltd

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MS 100/8


Low Brothers & Co., Dundee, Ltd, including Low Brothers & Co., Ireland, Ltd


  • 1948-1987 (Creation)

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1.26 linear meters

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Low Brothers & Co. was a firm of jute merchants and was based in Dundee. Its origins can be traced to a jute bag-sewing firm, which was established in 1913 by William Low (Snr) and Peter Low. In the late 1950s it expanded into textile production, purchasing the small firm of Alexander Henderson and Co. This attracted the attention of Don Brothers Buist and Co. who wished to link their textile production concerns with textile merchants. Consequently in 1960 the two companies merged, with two Dons directors joining Lows' board and William Low (Jnr) of Low Brothers joining the board of Dons. Both companies continued to trade under their own names until internal reconstruction of the Don and Low group in the 1980s.

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Company records. 1959-1967; accounts, 1959-1972; ledgers and cash and account books, 1959-1987; miscellaneous financial records, 1976-1983; subsidiary companies' accounts. 1971-1972; seal books, 1960-1981; miscellaneous legal and business records, 1948-1987


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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 100/10

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MS 100/8

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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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