Collection MS 24 - Low & Bonar Ltd, Jute Spinners, Manufacturers and Merchants, Dundee

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MS 24

Title

Low & Bonar Ltd, Jute Spinners, Manufacturers and Merchants, Dundee

Date(s)

  • 1901-1986 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

7.5 linear metres

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Biographical history

In 1903 John C. Low and George Bonar entered into a partnership agreement to carry on the business of merchanting jute goods in both home and foreign markets. In 1909, East Port Calender works, a cloth-finishing and bag sewing and printing establishment was acquired. In 1912 the original partnership became incorporated as a Private Limited Company, Low & Bonar Ltd and the share capital of William Fergusson & Sons Ltd was purchased to give the company an interest in jute weaving. In 1924 the company acquired control of Baxter Brothers & Co. Ltd. The Eagle Jute Mills were built in 1930 on the site of the Dens Foundry and engineering works formerly operated by Baxter Brothers. In 1951 with the acquisition of a controlling interest in Bonar Long & Co Ltd, the company diversified into the field of electrical engineering and in 1953 the group's jute spinning activities were further expanded by the acquisition of Henry Boase & Co.

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Scope and content

Low and Bonar, 1901-1992; Bonar and Bemis Ltd, 1953-1978; Bonar Cole Electronics Ltd, 1978-1992; Bonar Consultancy Ltd, 1923-1993; Bonar Hugh Smith, 1903-1989; Bonar Hypower Ltd, 1940-1993; Bonar Packaging Limited, 1945-1978; The Candian Bag Company Ltd., 1944-1979; EAP (Materials) Ltd., 1950-1957; Economic Bag Company Ltd., 1944-1958; Edenvale (Senior Citizens) Holidays Limited, 1980-1993; E.N. Bray Ltd., 1947-1993; Forfar Fabrics Ltd., 1965-1986; GHP Services Ltd., 1965-1993; Gifford Warehouse Company, 1944-1958; James Nichols & Son (Holdings) Ltd., 1950-1955; James Nichols & Son Ltd., 1952-1993; John Mcowan Limited, 1956-1961; Logan Engineering Limited, Lochee, 1943-1972; Low & Bonar Engineering Ltd., 1910-1989; Low & Bonar Oil Services Ltd., 1922-1993; Plastofabs, 1945-1958; PI Instrumental Electronics Limited, 1980-1993; Poynton Fry & Co. Ltd., 1947-1982; Prince Edward Island Bag Co. Ltd., 1944-1947; Richard Hayward & Sons Ltd., 1804-1976; T. Wigton & Co. Ltd., 1925-1993; Walkerville Bag Manufacturing Company Limited, 1945-1948; Wemyss Textiles Limited, 1976-1987

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Not expected

System of arrangement

Records are arranged chronologically 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.

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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The records are on paper and include photographs.

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Related units of description

MS 11 Baxter Brothers & Co Ltd, linen and jute spinners and manufacturers, Dundee MS 10 Boase & Co Ltd, Claverhouse Bleachfield, Dundee MS 23 Wm Fergusson & Sons Ltd, Jute Manufacturers, Dudhope Works, Dundee

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MS 24

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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

Status

Catalogued

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Language(s)

  • English

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