Cox Brothers Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, and Cox Family Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Business records 1824-1936; Legal and estate papers c 1800-1953; Accounting and financial records including personal and household finances 1798-1972; Correspondence and letter books 1832-1975; Diaries 1923-1981; Personal papers 1817-1975; Press Cuttings 1868-1939; Photographs c 1875-c 1960; Plans 1823-[20th century]; Publications and ephemera 19th and 20th centuries.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cocks family, later Cox, was in business from at least the 18th century. The firm of Cox Brothers was established by the four brothers James, William, Thomas and George in 1841 and became a limited company in 1893. In 1849 the original site at Foggyley became too small and the firm moved to Camperdown Works. It amalgamated with other jute firms in Dundee in 1920 to form Jute Industries Ltd. Products included jute and hemp yarns, ropes and twines, bags and sacks, hessians, striped beddings, tickings, horse clothing and tarpaulins. It went into voluntary liquidation in 1933.

Conditions Governing Access

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 the Cox family in 1996 (AccM/324).

Note

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, August 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list and database.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Accruals

None expected.

Related Material

MS 66/II Sidlaw Industries: Cox Brothers Ltd