Charles Lorimer Papers

Scope and Content

The collection contains:

  • Papers relating to Charles Lorimer’s employment in India
  • Family Papers and Correspondence
  • Anchor Line Documents
  • Items Relating to Leisure and Entertainment
  • Photographs
  • Publications

Administrative / Biographical History

Material pertaining to the employment of Charles Lorimer in the Northbrook and Kinnison Jute Mill Companies in India between 1955 and 1962. These mills initially employed Mr Lorimer as a Mill Mechanic, with him eventually reaching the position of Acting Mill Manager in 1958.

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

Deposited by Mr Charles Lorimer

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Made up paper and photographic material

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Jaqui Adams May 2009

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Donated to the University of Dundee for the Bengal Project. This project was initiated by the History Department in 1993, with the purpose of providing a picture of the lives of Scottish people employed in India prior to the 1960’s, by inviting those with any relevant material to donate the material to the University.


None expected.

Related Material

MS 285 and MS 287-MS298, Bengal Project

Location of Originals

The material is made up mainly of originals.

Personal Names

Geographical Names