William Watson (Dundee) Ltd
- 1856-1983 (Creation)
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0.60 linear metres
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The company started trading between 1890 and 1902 as 'Bleachers Dyers and Finishers of all kinds of flax, cotton and jute yarns and piece goods' at Forebank Dyeworks. It was a successor to James Stevenson & Co, who had been engaged in the same business in the same site since 1850. William Watson (Dundee) Ltd was incorporated in 1925 and in 1969 acquired Cargill & Company Ltd. By 1980 production at Midmill had ceased, and by the following year the company had become a fully owned subsidiary of A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd.
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Minutes 1925 1978; shareholding records 1925-1979; ledgers 1925-1983; journals; cash books and other financial records 1967-1983; balance sheets 1926 1983; memoranda and articles of association 1925-1969; accident registers 1974-1980; sales/production records 1975-1980; valuation of Forebank Dyeworks 1962; winding book 1856-1859.
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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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