Collection MS 47 - W.G. Grant & Co Ltd, Linen Manufacturers, Panmure Works, Carnoustie

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MS 47


W.G. Grant & Co Ltd, Linen Manufacturers, Panmure Works, Carnoustie


  • 1857-1958 (Creation)

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0.05 linear metres.

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Biographical history

The Panmure Works were constructed in 1857 by James Smieton of the Dundee linen firm of James Smieton & Son, although the industry had already been represented in and around Barry Links prior to that date. Into the new factory went 400 power looms of the most modern type, and with 600 employees the firm soon produced from its Carnoustie branch some six million yards of finished fabric annually. In 1923 the firm changed hands to become the firm Hynd, Smieton & Hynd, and in 1932 was taken over by WG Grant & Co Ltd, Dundee Linen Works, in whose hands it remained until it went into liquidation in 1972.

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Grant's Jubilee Supplement' to the Broughty Ferry Guide and Carnoustie Gazette, Saturday, 13 April, 1957; scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings relating to WG Grant & Co Ltd, and the jute industry in general 1950-1958; plans and technical drawings 1857-1960.


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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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The records are on paper and include outsize plans.

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MS 47

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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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