Collection MS 74 - Craiks Limited, Linen and Jute Merchants and Manufacturers, Forfar

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MS 74


Craiks Limited, Linen and Jute Merchants and Manufacturers, Forfar


  • 1877-1981 (Creation)

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2.35 linear metres

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Name of creator

Biographical history

In 1863 James Craik acquired land in Forfar and built Manor Works. J & A Craik & Company, Linen and Jute Manufacturers, Manor Works, Forfar became a Limited Company trading under the name of Craiks Limited in 1908. The company became a subsidiary of the Low & Bonar Group Ltd, in 1981 and ceased to trade in the same year

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Scope and content

Minutes 1908-1965; letter books 1909-1925; shareholding records 1908-1947; financial records 1914-1944; stock books 1877-1946; order books 1920-1944; production and technical records 1911-1962; weaving book 1951-1967; miscellaneous loose papers 1870-1975; company records from Companies Registration Office on microfiche 1908-1981.


Not expected

System of arrangement

Usually chronological 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.

Conditions governing reproduction

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 microfilm

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MS 24 Low & Bonar

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Description identifier

MS 74

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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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