Collection MS 71 - Buist Spinning Co. Ltd. Dundee

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MS 71


Buist Spinning Co. Ltd. Dundee


  • 1874-1979 (Creation)

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1.40 linear metres

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Biographical history

The Buist Spinning Co Ltd was incorporated in 1900 and based in Dundee. It took over the business of Laing Bros & Co, jute spinners and power loom linen manufacturers of Stobswell Works, established since the mid 19th century. The Buist Spinning Co Ltd became a subsidiary company of Tay Textiles in 1978 and went into voluntary liquidation in 1979.

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Scope and content

Minutes 1900-1978; register of members, transfers, shares and annual summaries 1900-1978; financial papers 1874-1979; wages records 1957-1968; stock books, jute purchases and sales 1926-1979; news cuttings, mainly from the Kidderminster Shuttle, relating to the British jute industry 1900-1932.


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Usually chronological within series.

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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

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MS 71

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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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