Robert L Fleming Ltd
- 1917-1988 (Creation)
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0.60 linear metres.
Name of creator
Robert L Fleming Ltd was founded in 1932 by Robert Lang Fleming, who set up a factory to laminate jute with paper. Seabraes Mill was bought in 1939. Following the death of his father in 1944, Robert L Fleming Junior took over the running of the company and in 1950 purchased the business from the trustees of his father's estate. The company diversified into multiwall paper sack manufacture, particularly for animal feeds and cement. Throughout the 1960s Fleming was the leading sack manufacturer in the United Kingdom. In 1964 the company merged with the Swedish firm Billerud Aktiebolag of S228ffle, which itself became part of Stora in 1984. In 1977 Robert L Fleming Junior stepped down as Managing Director of the Dundee operation and was replaced by John Picton. Picton in turn retired in 1991, the position of Managing Director being filled by Harry Wills in 1992. In 1995 Fleming was taken over by the Swedish firm AssiDom228n.
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Scope and content
General Company Records, 1957-1995; Correspondence, 1939-1997; Financial papers, 1974-1993; Operations and production material, n.d.; Promotional material, 1982-1992; Magazines and journals, 1989-1995; Miscellaneous, 1917-1998; Photographs and slides, c 1963-1993; Newspaper articles, 1990-1998.
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Records are arranged chronologically within series. Approximately one box of material is awaiting arrangement.
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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.
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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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The records are on paper and acetate and include photographs and slides.
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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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