J & A D Grimond Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, Dundee
- 1863-1953 (Creation)
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3.10 linear metres
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The Grimond family were flax spinners. By 1793 David Grimond owned Lornty Mill, Blairgowrie and his brother James owned Oakbank Mill, Blairgowrie. The business, J & A D Grimond Ltd, was established in Dundee in 1840, originally as a cloth merchant, but in 1847 Maxwelltown large handloom factories were acquired for production of various jute fabrics including carpets. Bowbridge works was created in 1857. In 1920 the firm amalgamated with other jute firms to form Jute Industries Ltd and went into voluntary liquidation in 1933.
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Minutes 1892-1934; letter books and correspondence 1898-1919; ledgers 1903-1921; cash books, journals and sales books 1899-1948; inventories and valuations 1892-1920; shareholding records 1893-1932; miscellaneous volumes 1865-1953; miscellaneous loose papers and accounts 1892-1913; papers re. John Grimond's Trust 1896-1920; papers re. A D Grimond's Trust 1863-1910; wages records 1912-1922; photographs 1863-c.1906; 1890s photograph albums copied on CD
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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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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 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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