Miscellaneous Papers With No Common Factor
- 1847-1916 (Creation)
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The firm of Thomas Thornton, Son & Co was formed c. 1880 when Thomas Thornton set up with his son William. Thomas Thornton had previously been in partnership with James Patullo as Patullo & Thornton. In 1972 Messrs Thomas Thornton, Son & Co merged with Messrs Dickie, Gray, MacDonald and Fair, to form Thornton and Dickie WS. In 1982 the firm became Thornton, Dickie and Brand WS, and is now known as Thorntons WS Solicitors & Estate Agents.
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Thomas Thornton's diary and notes from lectures and towards an essay, probably whilst studying law at Edinburgh University 1847-1849; personal account books of J.J. Thow, Edinburgh and possibly of T.D. Thow [brother] of J.J. Thow 1850-1851; inventory and valuation of stock of James Cargill, draper, Arbroath 1854; Laws and regulations of the Carnoustie Co-operative Association 1860; minutes and accounts for Mrs Lillias Currance or Ogilvies Mortification for Old Men 1862-1911; regulations and bye-laws of Dundee Lunatic Asylum 1866; valuation of mill property belonging to the Trust Estate of Thomas Meldrum Henry, Flaxspinner, Kirkcaldy 1879; papers re. patents, vehicle brakes, Dundee Carriage Co and Anglo-French Motor Carriage Co Ltd 1896-1916; report to the Water Committee of Arbroath Town Council on the Burgh water supply 1896; Papers re. St Joseph's Industrial School 1909-1910; advertisements for John Thornton, draper, Forfar,  and 'Arctic' Cold Storage Machine 1900-1903. These papers were kept on behalf of their clients by Thomas Thornton, Son & Co in the course of their practice as solicitors.
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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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The records are on paper. Also some prints. May require conservation
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Related units of description: MS 17P Thornton Collection: maps and plans
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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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