Records of James McLardie & Sons Ltd, textile finishers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes, 1904-1927;
  • Inventories, 1898-1928;
  • Balance sheets, 1938-1941;
  • Orders and stock books, 1932-1938;
  • Monthly figures, 1940-1941;
  • Charity Fund account book, 1921-1941;
  • Charity Fund Bank pass book, 1933-1941;
  • Register of Young Persons, 1907-1937;
  • General Register, 1917-1922;
  • General Register of Factories, 1934-1938;
  • Accident book, 1933-1938.

Administrative / Biographical History

James McLardie & Sons Ltd was registered as a joint stock company in  1904  and took over the existing business,  James McLardie & Sons. They operated as scourers, bleachers, dyers and finishers from premises at Meikleriggs, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. In  1927,  the entire assets of the firm were sold to  William Fulton & Sons Ltd, textile finishers, Paisley, and thereafter the company operated as a branch of William Fulton & Sons Ltd. The company appears to have still been in operation in 1941.


Three series and one subfonds of financial records, subdivided into three series.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Acquired 1989/1990 before formal acquisition procedures were in place

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in public searchroom

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History



None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 273 Records of William Fulton & Sons Ltd

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Location of Originals

This material is original


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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 level description compiled by Jenny Bunn, 11 February 2000

Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 17 December 2002

Lower level descriptions revised by Elva McLean, volunteer, and Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), April 2011