Files relating to the Cotton Industry

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 OLD/2
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      28 subseries; 374 items. Condition: this material was originally kept in poor quality storage and is now dirty.

Scope and Content

This sequence of files relating to the cotton industry was collected by the Association and would have been used for research purposes and to answer enquiries on a daily basis. Some of the material in this series is, strictly speaking, published material.


The original box-folders bore the titles which were retained during cataloguing. Although the material has been removed from the old folders, the information they contained as to how the Association ordered its records, has been preserved in the titles which are listed below.

The records have been arranged as follows: 

  • OLD/2/1 Liquidation of Mills
  • OLD/2/2 Sale of Mills: Catalogues
  • OLD/2/3 Rating Assessments
  • OLD/2/4 Redundancy Scheme
  • OLD/2/5 British Cotton Growing Association
  • OLD/2/6 Empire Cotton Growing Corporation
  • OLD/2/7 Federation of Master Cotton Spinners' Associations Ltd: Production Returns
  • OLD/2/8 Cotton Yarn Association
  • OLD/2/9 International Labour Conference
  • OLD/2/10 Canadian Cotton Industry
  • OLD/2/11 Indian Cotton Industry
  • OLD/2/12 Raw Cotton
  • OLD/2/13 International Cotton Statistics
  • OLD/2/14 Weekly Production Figures for Egyptian Yarn
  • OLD/2/15 Department of Overseas Trade
  • OLD/2/16 Royal Commission on the Depression of Trade and Industry
  • OLD/2/17 Bimetallic League
  • OLD/2/18 The Bimetallist
  • OLD/2/19 Sir Walter Preston (1875-1946)
  • OLD/2/20 Trade Committee Enquiry
  • OLD/2/21 Exports
  • OLD/2/22 Effect of the 48-Hour Week
  • OLD/2/23 Employment Conditions
  • OLD/2/24 Ministry of Labour Gazettes
  • OLD/2/25 Oldham Centenary Industrial Exhibition 1949
  • OLD/2/26 Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • OLD/2/27 Subsidy Scheme 1933
  • OLD/2/28 Yarn Empties - Skip Marks