Collection MS 389 - James Scott & Sons

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MS 389

Title

James Scott & Sons

Date(s)

  • c1860s-c 1971 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3 boxes

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Biographical history

The firm originated in 1797 when David Scott bought the property Mid Wynd . He continued the business and passed it down the family line to his son David in 1820. The younger David was a victim of the cholera outbreak in 1849 so passed the business down to his sons James and and William, who carried the the business under their names until William retired in 1871. This left James Scott as the only owner of the business until he brought in his three eldest sons as partners. The company then became known as James Scott & Sons, as listed in the 1878/9 Dundee Directory, until it became a Limited Company in 1905, James Scott & Sons Ltd. James Scott was a manufacture in Dundee's textile trade. He laid the foundations at the Mid Bank Wynd where he conducted a warping mill. In his later year James Scott also bought the Dura Works, from P and J Walker, and Hillbank Linen Works, from A. Low, two other large textile establishments in Dundee. In addition to this, James Scott helped established a strong trade with New York and the River Plate. He also frequently journeyed around Europe and 'was observant of the eye and receptive of the mind' James Scott died on the 26th January 1908 at his residence in Hyndford.

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Scope and content

Business records including articles of assiociation, minutes of meetings, financial records and administrative papers concerning property and employees. Also bundles of miscellaneous papers including news cuttings, some legal and business papers and miscellaneous range of small artefacts, including rubber stamps.

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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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MS 389

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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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Catalogued

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  • English

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