Sub-fonds MS 17/12 - Miscellaneous legal papers

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Reference code

MS 17/12

Title

Miscellaneous legal papers

Date(s)

  • 1836-1912 (Creation)

Level of description

Sub-fonds

Extent and medium

0.27 linear metres

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Biographical history

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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Scope and content

Street Road accounts 1836-1837; Scottish Widows' Fund Life Assurance Society: report of the procedure at the 35th Annual General Court 1849; papers re. actions between George Horsley and Matthew Henry Horsley, owners of the ship 'SS Hesper' of West Hartlepool, against Baxter Brothers, Dundee, 1892 and J. & A.D. Grimond, Dundee, and others 1892-1894; James Howieson and Peter Talbert, sheepfarmers, against David Ross 1893-1894; William Scott Taylor against David Forrester 1895; liquidation of London and Montrose Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd 1895-1897; Eben Thomas & Co, Importers, Liverpool, against Messrs Rattray & Munro, Ham Curers and Sausagemakers, Dundee 1896-1897; dispute over the initiation of Jack Johnson, "the well known pugilist", as a member of the Masonic lodge Forfar and Kincardine; papers relating to Blairgowrie Water Supply 1905-1906; papers re. tram services in Dundee; specification for Brick and Mason work for proposed saw shed on Dundee Harbour eastern wharf 1896; printed copies of Acts re. Public Libraries 1887-1894. 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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Not expected

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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.

Conditions governing reproduction

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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The records are on paper. May require conservation

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Note

Related units of description: MS 11 Baxter Brothers & Co Ltd

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Description identifier

MS 17/12

Rules and/or conventions used

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

Status

Catalogued

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Language(s)

  • English

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