Item MS 66/2/10/49 - Miscellaneous legal and business papers with no common factor.

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MS 66/2/10/49


Miscellaneous legal and business papers with no common factor.


  • 1883-1927 (Creation)

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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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Includes: (1)-(7) Balance sheets, notices relating to the winding up of the Camperdown Trading and Pressing Co. Ltd., Dundee, in liquidation since 1882. 1883-1887. (8)-(25) Correspondence leases and sketch plans and miscellaneous papers relating to property leased by Cox Bros. Ltd. in Aldermanbury and Lawrence Lane, London, Kidderminster and Manchester. 1898-1915. (26)-(27) Mr James Cox [of Cardean] Trust: Land Values Return for land at Harefield Road, Dundee 1910; minute of trustees relating to the creation of a monument fund. 1916. (28)-(31) Agreement between Wheatley, Kirk, Price & Co., Newcastle and Cox Brothers Ltd. as to valuations of Camperdown Jute Works, with valuation and related correspondence. 1915. (32) Copy letter, 27 February 1906, J. & E. Shepherd, Property agents, Dundee to George Stewart, Glasgow. Offer to let office at Meadow Place Buildings to Skerry's College. (33) National Insurance Act, 1911, Exemption book in the name of John B. Irons. 1912. (34) Notes of properties belonging to Cox Brothers Ltd. Concerns feu duties. 1913. (35)-(36) Letters from Electricity Supply Department concerning alterations to span wire system at Meadowside. 1915. (37) Business Account: Cox Brothers Ltd. to David & Syme, W.S. 1927.


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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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MS 66/2/10/49

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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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