Records of William Fulton & Sons Ltd, textile finishers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute Books 1902-1951;
  • Shareholding Records 1896-1955;
  • Journals 1917-1958;
  • Ledgers 1920-1956;
  • Cash Books and Financial Accounts 1901-1952;
  • Letter Books and Correspondence 1897-1953;
  • Press Cuttings 1911-1935;
  • Staff Records 1941-1957;
  • Stock Sheets 1944-1951;
  • Production Abstracts 1943-1952;
  • Trademark agreements 1942-1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Fulton & Sons Ltd were registered as a joint stock company in  1896 . The company operated as textile finishers, with premises at Glenfield, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. In 1927 the firm acquired all the assets of James McLardie & Sons Ltd, textile finishers, Paisley, which thereafter operated as a branch of William Fulton & Sons Ltd. The company traded throughout the 20th century  and had a connection with  J & P Coats Ltd , textile manufacturers of Paisley. In  1985 , William Fulton & Sons Ltd became  F Miller (Textiles) Ltd. In 1989, the company again changed its names to  CV Childrenswear Ltd, with registered offices in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2002, CV Childrenswear Ltd was a dormant company.


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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures. Collection appraised by Lesley Richmond, University Archivist, in 2011

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Related Material

GB 0234, BT2/1988/26097, William Fulton & Sons Limited; GB 0234, CS258/1962/1109, William Fulton & Sons Ltd v Burgh of Paisley: Declarator & Specific Implement; GB 0234, CS258/1962/2060, Robert McIntyre v William Fulton & Sons Ltd: Reparation; GB 0234, CS258/35606, Matthew Wilson v William Fulton & Sons Ltd: Reparation; GB 0234, CS258/43950, Annie Penman or McLeish v William Fulton & Sons Ltd: Reparation, GB 248 UGD 274 Records of James McLardie & Sons Ltd, GB 805126 Register of transfers 1944-1970 (Coats Viyella plc), GB 055 DDVC Photographs 20th century (Lancashire Record Office).  See source list on Textiles available via Glasgow University Archive Services homepage

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated

Fonds and lower level descriptions compiled by Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Lower level description edited by Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, 2 February 2011. Catalogue revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 10 December 2002. Catalogue revised by Elva McLean, Volunteer, December 2011. Catalogue converted into Encoded Archival Description by Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, February 2012. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 18 July 2012.

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