Collection MS 98 - H & A Scott Limited, Textile Manufacturers, Dundee

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MS 98


H & A Scott Limited, Textile Manufacturers, Dundee


  • 1861-1986 (Creation)

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140 items

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The company H. & A. Scott, Jute and Polypropylene manufacturers and merchants was founded by Hugh & Alexander Scott in 1857 as H. & A. Scott, Manufacturers at Tayfield Works, Seafield Road. In 1905 the company became H. & A. Scott, Limited, spinners, manufacturers and merchants of jute, flax, hemp, cotton and wool. Following the death of his father in 1914 Alistair Scott became a Chairman of the company. He remained a Chairman of the Directors until his death in 1941. Hubert Scott was Chairman and Managing Director from 1946 to 1984. He reopened Tayfield Works after the war. During his lifetime he was a Chairman of the Association of Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, of the Jute Trade Council, of the British Jute Trade Research Association and of the British Polyelefin Textiles Association. He was also a past director of and deputy president of Dundee Chamber of Commerce. At various times he was vice-chairman of Tayside Health Board and a director of the Bannatyne Home of Rest. In March 1985 H. & A. Scott Holdings Ltd was acquired by Amoco UK Ltd. The total operations including all the assets and liabilities were transferred to a new company Amoco Fabrics (UK) Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amoco UK Ltd.

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Ledgers 1914-1951: cash books 1937-1954: balance sheets and accounts 1931-1968: jute purchases records 1882-1928, 1967-1977; time and wages records 1880-1952: order books 1861-1942: records of subsidiaries, 1917-1986; miscellaneous records mainly relating to charities, c1964-1968


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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 98

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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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