A & S Henry & Co Ltd
- 1853-1987 (Creation)
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49.15 linear metres
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A & S Henry & Co Ltd was founded in 1805 in Manchester by Alexander Henry in partnership with his brother Samuel. Their uncle, Alexander Henry (born 1766 of Scottish parents), had emigrated to America from Ireland in 1783, establishing himself as a merchant in Philadelphia. The younger Alexander Henry also emigrated from Ireland and joined in his uncle's business but returned to England in 1804, rapidly establishing his company in marketing and distributing the products of the cotton industry from Manchester. The company expanded, opening branch offices in Bradford, Belfast, Leeds, Huddersfield and Glasgow to act as collecting stations for textile products of all kinds. In 1858 an office was opened in Dundee at 51 St Andrews Street although all business continued to be carried out through Glasgow until c.1903. The company's Dundee interests grew with the acquisition of premises and existing companies in the city and in 1953 A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd was incorporated as a separate company. In 1972 A & S Henry & Co was taken over by Great Universal Stores and in the same year A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd was taken over entirely by the Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd
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MS 86/I Samnugger Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/II Victoria Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/III Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/IV Angus Company Ltd MS 86/V Thomas Duff & Co Ltd MS 86/VI Hardie and Smith Ltd MS 86/VII The Dundee Brattice Cloth and Waterproofing Co Ltd MS 86/VIII Victoria Road Calendering Co MS 86/IX Moore & Weinberg (Dundee) Ltd MS 86/X Jaffe Brothers Co (Dundee) Ltd MS 86/XI Cargill & Co Ltd MS 86/XII William Watson (Dundee) Ltd MS 86/XIII James Stiven Ltd MS 86/XIV English Spinners Ltd MS 86/XV Arctic Leather Goods Company, Dundee MS 86/XVI E Carr & Sons Ltd, London MS 86/XVII Joseph Grave & Co Ltd, Manchester MS 86/XVIII Hillbank Bag Factory, Dundee MS 86/XIX A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd MS 86/XX A & S Henry & Co MS 86/XXI United Kingdom Jute Goods Association Ltd MS 86/XXII Indian Jute Mills Association MS 86/XXIII Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry MS 86/XXIV British Jute Trade Research Association MS 86/XXV Miscellaneous Records MS 86/XXVI Miscellaneous Photographs MS 86/XXVII Tay Spinners Ltd
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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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