Sub-fonds MS 86/2 - Victoria Jute Factory Co Ltd

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MS 86/2


Victoria Jute Factory Co Ltd


  • 1883-1979 (Creation)

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3.50 linear metres

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Biographical history

This jute mill company was incorporated in 1883. Building of its mill was halted for about a year during a celebrated land dispute (1884-1886) with the Samnuggur Jute Factory Co Ltd who saw the new mill as a threat to their labour supply. Thomas Duff & Co Ltd took over the agency of the company in 1888. In 1969 the Victoria Jute Factory Co Ltd was merged with the Samnuggur Jute Factory Co Ltd and the Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd with the latter as the parent company and the Angus Company Ltd as a subsidiary of the group. In 1976 changes to the articles of association were adopted, reorganising the capital of the Company and transferring its residence to India, effectively passing management and control of the Company from Dundee to Calcutta.

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Scope and content

Minutes 1892-1976; share records 1883-1906 and 1919-1947; ledgers 1930-1972; cash books 1935-1964; journal 1924-1973; balance sheets 1918-1977; annual reports 1884-1965; memoranda and articles of association 1883-1979; letter books 1928-1982; employees' records 1925-1961; order books 1922-1964; plans 1928 and 1941-1973.


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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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The records are on paper and include outsize plans.

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MS 86/I Samnugger Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/III Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/V Thomas Duff & Co Ltd MS 86/XXVI Miscellaneous Photographs

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MS 86/2

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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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