Collection MS 12 - Julius Salomon & Co, Merchants, Dundee

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MS 12


Julius Salomon & Co, Merchants, Dundee


  • 1876-1968 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

5.43 linear metres

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Biographical history

The firm is recorded as Linen Merchants, Dundee in 1867 though, it is probable that the company was in existence prior to this date. Although never officially registered as a Limited Company the firm became known as Julius Salomon & Company after 1885. Salomon's continued to expand both at home and abroad (particularly in Scandinavia/Baltic trade) as agents for finished goods: linen; tarpaulins; sacks etc. and as suppliers to the textile industry. Julius Salomon & Company ceased trading c.1969.

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Scope and content

Letter books/files (outgoing letters), 1897-1949; Letter books/files (incoming letters), 1921-1938; Invoice files (incoming invoices), 1890-1941; Invoice books (outgoing invoices), 1899-1925; Sales books, 1899-1945; Reports, 1876-1896; Prices books, 1879-1884; Order books/files, 1899-1939; Stock books, 1911-1920; Books of bills received, 1907-1940; Contract books, 1906-1919; Journals, 1910-1939; Accounts, 1873-1945; Ledgers, 1885-1944; Photographs, c.1968.


Not expected

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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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Records are on paper, and include some photographs

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MS 12

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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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