Sub-fonds MS 86/6 - Hardie and Smith Ltd

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MS 86/6


Hardie and Smith Ltd


  • 1859-1987 (Creation)

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6.15 linear metres

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Biographical history

The original firm of Hardie and Smith was founded between 1870 and 1874 by John Mills Hardie and James Ross Smith at Baltic Linen Works (previously owned by Mitchell & Graham), between Hawkhill and Annfield Road, Dundee. In 1917 the firm became a subsidiary of A & S Henry & Co Ltd, and was incorporated as Hardie and Smith Ltd. Major reconstruction of Baltic Works took place in 1933 and 1955-1956. In 1972 Hardie and Smith Ltd, was acquired by the Titaghur Jute Factory Co Ltd, just before A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd was acquired by the same company. Hardie and Smith Ltd ceased trading in 1983 when A & S Henry & Co (Dundee) Ltd and its subsidiaries went into receivership. Work carried out by the company included the spinning of hessian and sacking yarns, carpet yarns, weaving and finishing of hessian, sacking, tarpaulin and bagging fabrics and eventually the weaving of polypropylene cloth.

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Scope and content

Minutes 1917 1983; shareholding records 1919 1983; ledgers 1932 1983; cash books 1932 1964; balance sheets/annual accounts 1917 1983; memoranda and articles of association 1917; letter books 1938 1955; time/wages books 1938 1984; order books 1911 1965; sales and purchase books 1941 1954; miscellaneous production records 1934 1957; stock records 1935 1960; work study reports and schemes 1953 1957; accident books 1959 1960; miscellaneous records 1859 1987; plan c.1966.


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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/XXVI Miscellaneous Photographs

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MS 86/6

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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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