Collection MS 349 - Harry Duffus textile research

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MS 349


Harry Duffus textile research


  • 1933-1962 (Creation)

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9 documents

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Biographical history

Harry Duffus was the father of George Duffus, entertainer, and a relation of Innes Duffus, Archivist to the Nine Trades.

Archival history

Material was collected by Harry Duffus and forwarded by Innes Duffus to Iain Flett, Dundee City Archives

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Scope and content

Typed copies of articles on Jute, and other fibres notably Kenaf: MS 349/1 Typescript copy of extract from "Textile Quarterly" Volume 3 No. 4. 1953. 'Progress of New Mexican Kenaf Industry' by Simon Elliot, Director of Kenaf De New Mexico. S.A. 1953. MS 349/2 Typescript copy of extract from "Jute and Gunny Review" Vol. V No. 9 December, 1953. 'Studies in Kenaf. Part 1- Production, Cultivation and Extraction' by S.V. Bende, Indian Jute Mills Research Institute. 1953 MS 349/3 Typescript copy of extract from "Jute and Gunny Review" February, 1954. 'Studies in Kenaf. Part 11- Chemical and physical properties' by S.V. Bende. 1954. MS 349/4 Typescript copy from "C.I.B.A. Review" Volume 9, April 1953- February 1955 'Plant Fibres Alternative to Jute'. 1955 MS 349/5 Typescript extract from "Fibres" Vol. 17 1956 "The Roselle Family" by A. E. Haarer, F. L. S. 1956. MS 349/6 Typescript extract from "Fibres" Vol. 10 September, October, November, 1959. 'Kenaf Hibisctus Cannibinus L.' by R. H Kirby b.Com (London). 1959 MS 349/7 Typescript copy of 'Confidential Report from director of Jute Research' c 1950s. MS 349/8 Typescript extract from "Textile Manufacturer" December, 1962. 'Substitute Fabrics for Jute Type Fabrics' by C. M. Watson A.T. I., C.G.I. A. 1962 MS 349/9 Typescript. "Dundee for Jute & Flax - A Day In The Life of Mr John Smith" (edited by Innes Duffus). Published in Dundee for jute and flax (Dundee Chamber of Commerce, 1933). Not part of original accession. c 1933


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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.

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

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Existence and location of copies

Copies are held by Dundee City Archives and Verdant Works. MS 349/9 also in KLoc 677.13 D 914 Dundee for jute and flax (Dundee, 1933).

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MS 349

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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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