Sub-fonds MS 86/19 - A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd

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MS 86/19


A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd


  • 1903-1983 (Creation)

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1.35 linear metres.

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A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd was incorporated in 1953 as a separate company within the A & S Henry Group to manage the parent company's operations in Dundee at Victoria Road Calender. The Company also had premises in London and Liverpool for the manufacture of cotton and jute sacks. Subsidiaries of the Company included E Carr & Sons Ltd, London, Jaffé Bros & Co (Dundee) Ltd, Moore & Weinberg (Dundee) Ltd, A & S Henry & Co (Paper Sacks) Ltd, and English Spinners Ltd, Blackburn. The firm also had a 25% holding in Tay Spinners Ltd, which was sold in 1970. In 1972 the parent company 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. The Titaghur Company's holdings in Hardie and Smith Ltd and Dundee Brattice and Waterproofing Co Ltd, (acquired earlier in 1972) were transferred to A & S Henry (Dundee) Ltd, in December of that year for administrative purposes. William Watson (Dundee) Ltd, was acquired by the Company in 1980. In 1978 Titaghur sold 51% of its interest in A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd, to Asiatic Jute Co Boston, USA and in 1983, A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd, and its subsidiaries were placed in the hands of a receiver.

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Minutes 1953 1972; shareholding records 1953-1972; ledgers 1953 1983; balance sheets / annual accounts 1930 1983; letters / correspondence c.1921 1972; miscellaneous records 1906 1976; work study reports and schemes 1966 1969.


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Usually chronological within series.

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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/XXVI Miscellaneous Photographs

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MS 86/19

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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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