Collection MS 66 - Sidlaw Industries, Dundee

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MS 66

Title

Sidlaw Industries, Dundee

Date(s)

  • 1791-2003 (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

34.80 linear metres

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Name of creator

(1920-)

Administrative history

Jute Industries Ltd was formed as a result of the amalgamation of many of the Dundee jute companies including Cox Brothers (Camperdown Works), Gilroy and Sons (Tay Works) and J and A D Grimond (Bowbridge Works), and was registered as a limited company in England in 1920.
It changed its name to Sidlaw Industries Ltd in 1971 and to Sidlaw Group plc in 1981. Over the years the company moved away from jute into other interests. As of 2020 the company is still registered as active and is based in Bristol.

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Scope and content

The collection has been arranged into the following sub-fonds:
MS 66/I Thomas Bell & Sons (of Dundee) Ltd 1812-1942
MS 66/II Cox Brothers Ltd c 1791-2002
MS 66/III Gilroy Sons & Co Ltd 1849-1933
MS 66/IV J & A D Grimond Ltd 1863-1953
MS 66/V John N Kyd & Co Ltd 1850-1961
MS 66/VI Harry Walker & Sons Ltd 1847-c 1960
MS 66/VII F S Stewart Sandeman & Sons Ltd 1903-1936
MS 66/VIII John Lowson Jnr & Co Ltd 1874-1955
MS 66/IX Boase Spinning Co Ltd 1862-1987
MS 66/X Sidlaw Industries Ltd 1887-2003
MS 66/XI Miscellaneous associated, affiliated and subsidiary companies of Jute Industries Ltd
MS 66/XII Miscellaneous and Unidentified Papers 1884-c.1950

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Possible

System of arrangement

Usually chronological within series. The firm's records were surveyed by the National Register of Archives (Scotland) in 1968, (survey no. 0379) and the arrangement and references adopted at that time have been maintained. Additional records and in some instances more detailed information, have been incorporated into this scheme.

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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 66

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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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Language(s)

  • English

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