Sub-fonds MS 66/5 - John N Kyd & Co Ltd, Jute Spinners, Dundee

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MS 66/5


John N Kyd & Co Ltd, Jute Spinners, Dundee


  • 1850-1955 (Creation)

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0.35 linear metres.

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Biographical history

In 1899 John Normansell Kyd, who had been involved in his father's flax spinning business at Lille, returned to Dundee and established a jute spinning concern at Walton Works. In 1905 he purchased Rashiewell Works, previously occupied by Martin Stewart & Co, jute spinners. The firm became a limited company in 1920 and amalgamated with other jute firms to form Jute Industries Ltd., in the same year. It went into voluntary liquidation in 1933.

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Scope and content

Minute books 1920-1933; shareholding records 1921-1931; miscellaneous volumes 1897-1961; miscellaneous papers 1850-1955; photographs c.1910.


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Records are arranged 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 photographs

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MS 66/5

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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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