D Pirie & Company Limited
- 1882-1985 (Creation)
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0.75 linear metres
Name of creator
In 1892 David Pirie joined the firm of Messrs John McNicoll & Co, Jute and Flax Merchants, Dundee, and became a partner in the firm in 1896. In March 1907 the firm's name was altered to Messrs McNicoll, Pirie & Co., and Pirie assumed managing control of the firm a few months later on the death of McNicoll. In 1912 the firm's name was altered to D Pirie & Co. The firm became a limited liability company with Pirie as the chairman in 1926, and in 1931 the firm was reconstituted as D Pirie & Co (1931) Ltd. David Pirie died in 1943.
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Scope and content
Letter books 1894-1905; financial records 1889-1970; shareholding records 1908-1966; charts (10 year) of jute prices 1897-1970; scrapbooks 1894-1954; material relating to subsidiary companies (Dundee Dock Warehousing Company Limited) 1908-1962; miscellaneous 1882-1985.
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Usually chronological within series.
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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.
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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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