William Cox papers

Scope and Content

Legal papers 1843-1844; Financial papers 1843-1844; Correspondence 1832-1844.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Cox (1812-1894) was the second son of James Cox and He formed Cox Brothers Ltd as a copartnery with his three brothers, James Cox, Thomas Hunter Cox and George Addison Cox in 1841. A fourth brother, Henry Cox was generally resident in Calcutta to manage business interests there.


Records are arranged chronologically 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 the Cox family in 1996 (AccM/324).

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Descriptive list and database.

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Conditions Governing Use

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


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Related Material

MS 66/II Sidlaw Industries: Cox Brothers Ltd

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