Notebook referring to the business activities of Oates Brothers (Halifax) Limited

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notebook of Arthur Donald Oates, Prospect House, Halifax, containing: (1) Technical notes on spinning, finishing, winding, reeling, warping, and drawing processes and the machinery involved; (2) Details of experimental lots of yarn processed; (3) Specifications for machinery orders; (4) Detailed breakdown of cost of mill, warehouses, and shed, with loose note on depreciation; (5) Notes on patents and ideas for patents. The flyleaf contains a brief index to subjects covered in the notebook indicating the page numbers where they are to be found

Administrative / Biographical History

Oates Brothers (Halifax) Limited, of Ryburne Mills, Halifax, were worsted spinners, established in the late 1880s

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted


In English

Other Finding Aids

Described in Patricia Hudson, The West Riding wool textile industry: a catalogue of business records from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, 1975

Personal Names