Sub-fonds MS 86/11 - Cargill & Co Ltd

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MS 86/11


Cargill & Co Ltd


  • 1895-1976 (Creation)

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0.40 linear metres

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Biographical history

Cargill & Co Ltd were a firm of Dundee bleachers established prior to 1853 at 21 St Andrew's Street and at Midmill (Dundee Bleachfield). In 1969 the company was bought out completely by William Watson (Dundee) Ltd. The company ceased trading and their whole assets and liabilities were transferred to the holding company. In 1976 Cargill & Co Ltd went into voluntary liquidation, but the activities at Midmill Works were continued by William Watson (Dundee) Ltd.

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Scope and content

Minutes 1895 1976; shareholding records 1895 1972; ledgers 1936 1969; balance sheets/annual accounts 1946 1976; papers relating to apprentices 1915 1934; accident register 1951 1974; insurance plans 1933 1974.


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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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MS 86/XII William Watson (Dundee) Ltd, Bleachers and Dyers, Forebank Dyeworks, Dundee

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MS 86/11

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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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