Sub-fonds MS 86/13 - James Stiven Ltd

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MS 86/13


James Stiven Ltd


  • 1910-1948 (Creation)

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0.12 linear metres

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James Stiven Ltd was trading prior to 1874 as engineers' factor and mill furnisher at Victoria Buildings, 30 East Dock Street. The company was incorporated in 1910, after the death of James Stiven, as 'oil merchants, mill furnishers and bobbin manufacturers of 7 Royal Exchange Lane, Dundee and Scotscraig Mill, Tayport'. Sole director at that time was James Stiven's son, of the same name. On his death in 1921 ownership of the company passed to the companies and directors of the Thomas Duff Group

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Minutes 1910 1944; annual accounts 1935 1947; shareholding records 1910, 1921 1948.


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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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MS 86/13

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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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