Cargill & Co Ltd, Bleachers, Midmill Works, Dundee

Scope and Content

Minutes 1895-1976; shareholding records 1895-1972; ledgers 1936-1969; balance sheets/annual accounts 1946-1976; papers relating to apprentices 1915-1934; accident register 1951-1974; insurance plans 1933-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cargill & Co Ltd were a firm of Dundee bleachers established prior to 1853 at 21 St Andrew's Street and at Mid Mill (Dundee Bleachfield). In 1969 the company was bought out completely by William Watson (Dundee) Ltd. The company ceased trading and their whole assets and liabilities were transferred to the holding company. In 1976 Cargill & Co Ltd went into voluntary liquidation, but the activities at Midmill were continued by William Watson (Dundee) Ltd.


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Access Information

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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/XII William Watson (Dundee) Ltd, Bleachers and Dyers, Forebank Dyeworks, Dundee

Additional Information

The material is original.

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