Sub-fonds MS 86/3 - Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd

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MS 86/3


Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd


  • 1883-1979 (Creation)

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5.75 linear metres

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Biographical history

This Calcutta-based jute mill company was floated in 1883 as a result of funds built up by its parent company, the Samnuggur Jute Factory Co Ltd. Thomas Duff & Co Ltd acted as agents for the Company from this time. In 1969 Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd became the parent company in a group formed by a merger with the Samnuggur Jute Factory Co Ltd and the Victoria Jute Factory Co Ltd with the Angus Company Ltd as a subsidiary. In 1972 Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd acquired the Dundee companies of Hardie and Smith Ltd, Dundee Brattice and Waterproofing Co Ltd, and A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd. Control and management of the company transferred from Dundee to Calcutta in 1976, and the Titaghur Group Head Office removed to premises at Hardie and Smith's Baltic Works; Meadow House, the original offices, was sold at this time. In 1978 Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd sold 51% of its interest in A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd (and its subsidiaries) to Asiatic Jute Co Boston, and the following year new articles of association were adopted by the Company.

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Minutes 1883-1974; share records 1918-1969; ledgers 1931-1972; cash books 1932-1979; balance sheets 1884-1906, 1924-1976; annual reports 1900-1958; memoranda and articles of association 1883-1979; letter books 1928-1982; employees' records 1913-1956; miscellaneous technical records 1890-1897; plans 1878-1976; technical drawings 1887-1897.


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Records are arranged 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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The records are on paper and include outsize plans.

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MS 86/I Samnugger Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/II Victoria Jute Factory Co Ltd MS 86/IV Angus Company Ltd MS 86/V Thomas Duff & Co Ltd MS 86/XXVI Miscellaneous Photographs

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MS 86/3

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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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