Business records of Marshall and Co., Leeds

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Includes ledgers, account books, stock books, indentures, miscellaneous papers, notebooks about experiments, newspaper cuttings, notes of tours to Scotland, Ireland and Cumberland, and a large number of letters

Administrative / Biographical History

The Leeds flax-spinning firm of Marshall and Co. was founded in 1788 by John Marshall, the son of a draper. He took complete control in 1802, and the firm remained under the control of the Marshall family until its closure in 1886

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 6 (indexed)

Bibliography

See W. G. Rimmer, Marshall's of Leeds, flax-spinners, 1788-1886, 1960

Corporate Names