Records of La Plata Reel Cotton Co Ltd, selling agents, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute books 1900-1962;
  • Registers of directors and members 1932-1980;
  • Private ledgers, 1900-1973;
  • Private journals 1954-1977;
  • Annual returns, 1958-1980;
  • Annual summary and share ledger 1900-1964.
  • Memorandums and articles of association, 1926-1962;
  • Share certificates, 1900-1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

La Plata Reel Cotton Co Ltd, selling agents, Glasgow, Scotland, was incorporated in July  1900 . It appears to have been a selling agent or distributor for other companies abroad, mainly in South America. The main shareholder of the company was  The Central Agency Ltd, selling agents, Glasgow. In  1951 , the company's business and operations in Argentina were liquidated. The company was in existence until the 1980s.


This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series the items are generally arranged chronologically

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Indefinite loan : J & P Coats : Glasgow : c1984

Indefinite loan : Coats Viyella plc : London: 1991 : ACCN 0146 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : via Business Archives Council in Scotland : 1993 : ACCN 0198 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : 1995 : ACCN 0240 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : 1996 : ACCN 0255 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : Coats Viyella plc : Swinton, Manchester: 2000 : ACCNs 1887, 1925, 1926, 1996

Indefinite loan : ACCN 0054

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Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)2576) and London (NRA20914)

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Appraisal Information

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Custodial History

Held by J & P Coats Ltd


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 199/2 Records of The Central Agency Ltd

GB 248 UGD 199/1 Records of J & P Coats Ltd and CoatsPatons Ltd

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Additional Information

This material is original

Amended by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 06 February 2008