A. & S. Henry & Co. Ltd. Album of photographs showing the Head Office, Managing Director, Greenwich Wharf and interior views of works in the Henry Group of companies (some taken in Dundee).
- c 1920s - c 1930s (Creation)
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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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"HEAD OFFICE"; Exterior view. "MR F. STOCKDALE , Managing director"; STOCKDALE (FRANK) in his office. "PRIVATE WHARF, GREENWICH"; A. & S. HENRY & CO, view of private wharf from the river with barges unloading at jetty by crane. "STORE - RAW MATERIAL"; view of aisle in jute-goods warehouse. "SPINNING ROOM, BALTIC MILL"; Baltic Works, showing spinning frames. "BALTIC MILL, Weaving shed". Female workers and looms. "SEMCO MILL, Weaving shed". Male and female workers, looms. VICTORIA RD. CALENDER; Mangling hessian; WORKERS using a hydraulic mangle "CALENDER". "A STOCK ROOM"; Unidentified stock room, workers. "A MAKING-UP ROOM"; Unidentified making-up room with male and female workers. "EXPORT WAREHOUSE"; View of goods in warehouse (unidentified), with male workers.
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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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