Adolph Jacobs and Company Limited, Business Archives

Scope and Content

The material includes the archives of successor companies to Adolph Jacobs and Company Ltd.

Comprises: (1) Order books (inland and foreign), 1935-51; (2) Invoice books, 1934-53; (3) Purchase day books, 1935-46; (4) Cash books, 1936-49; (5) Bills received book, 1933-46; (6) Expenses day book, 1933-41; (7) Stock book, 1933-46; (8) Agents bankers ledger, 1929-47; (9) General ledgers, 1934-37; (10) Printed books, 1940-50.

Administrative / Biographical History

Adolph Jacobs and Company Limited, of Manor Row, Bradford, were wool and noil merchants. Jacobs established the company in 1865 in partnership with Daniel Delius. The partnership between Carl Christian Adolph Jacobs, Ernest Jacobs and Adolph Jacobs the younger was dissolved in 1901. The business was continued by Ernest Jacobs and Adolph Jacobs the younger.


The BUS/Jacobs catalogue is based on an historic inventory, created in 1968. The arrangement of material does not necessarily represent the original order of the archive and it is considered partly processed by an archivist. When making requests to consult, please be aware that there may be discrepancies between description and physical arrangement. The retrievable unit for this collection is file level.

Access Information

Access to this material is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The gift of P.C. Quin, Esq., Managing Director of A. Jacobs (successors) Limited, at the time of their voluntary liquidation, January 1982

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