Hardie and Smith Ltd

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.

Administrative / 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.


Records are arranged within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by A & S Henry & Co Ltd 1984-1993 (AccM/207, AccM/245, AccM/293).

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Related Material

MS 86/XXVI Miscellaneous Photographs

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