Sub-fonds MS 86/26 - Photographs

Samnuggur South. Exterior views and scenes of River Hooghly. 1-10 a numbered series. Samnuggur North. Views taken from Samnuggar South, across the river. No. 1 of numbered series. Samnuggur North. Views showing effect of flood, exterior of mill, site, mill workers, staff and l... Titaghur no. 1 Mill. Exterior views including one with workers (2 copies and negative), also incl...

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MS 86/26




  • c 1890-1971 (Creation)

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0.32 linear metres

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A & S Henry & Co Ltd was founded in 1805 in Manchester by Alexander Henry in partnership with his brother Samuel. Their uncle, Alexander Henry (born 1766 of Scottish parents), had emigrated to America from Ireland in 1783, establishing himself as a merchant in Philadelphia. The younger Alexander Henry also emigrated from Ireland and joined in his uncle's business but returned to England in 1804, rapidly establishing his company in marketing and distributing the products of the cotton industry from Manchester. The company expanded, opening branch offices in Bradford, Belfast, Leeds, Huddersfield and Glasgow to act as collecting stations for textile products of all kinds. In 1858 an office was opened in Dundee at 51 St Andrews Street although all business continued to be carried out through Glasgow until c.1903. The company's Dundee interests grew with the acquisition of premises and existing companies in the city and in 1953 A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd was incorporated as a separate company. In 1972 A & S Henry & Co 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

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Photographs from various companies within the A & S Henry group: Samnugger Jute Factory Co Ltd c.1890-1971; Victoria Jute Factory Co Ltd c.1890 and 1957; Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd c.1890-1950; Angus Company Ltd 1945-1957; Thomas Duff & Co Ltd c.1900-1970; Hardie and Smith Ltd 1934 c.1960; Victoria Road Calendering Co c.1930-1955; Moore & Weinberg (Dundee) Ltd 1933; A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd 1903-c.1930; A & S Henry & Co c.1920 1930


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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/I Samnugger Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/II Victoria Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/III Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/IV Angus Company Ltd MS 86/V Thomas Duff & Co Ltd MS 86/VI Hardie and Smith Ltd MS 86/VIII Victoria Road Calendering Co MS 86/IX Moore & Weinberg (Dundee) Ltd MS 86/XIX A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd MS 86/XX A & S Henry & Co Ltd

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MS 86/26

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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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