Gilroy Sons & Co Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, Dundee
- 1849-1933 (Creation)
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Gilroy Sons & Co Ltd was founded by three brothers, Robert, George and Alexander Gilroy, in 1849. Their Tay Bridge Works were built in 1863 and the firm became a limited company in 1890. In 1920 it amalgamated with other jute firms to form Jute Industries Ltd. The Gilroys were among the first of the Dundee manufacturers to establish the direct importation of jute from India and their products included hessians, sacks and canvas. The company went into voluntary liquidation in 1933.
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Minutes 1890-1933; ledgers 1912-1932; shareholding records 1917-1932; miscellaneous volumes 1890-1929; miscellaneous loose papers 1849-1933; photographs.
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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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The records are on paper and include photographs.
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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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