Records of Calcutta Twist Co

Scope and Content


  • Calcutta Twist Co accounts.

Administrative / Biographical History

Calcutta Twist Co, textile manufacturers,  Calcutta, India, was formed  c1888 . It was partly owned by  Champdany Jute Co Ltd, merchants and manufacturers in textiles,  Glasgow, Scotland, and partly by  Kinmond Luke & Co,  James Finlay & Co Ltd, textile manufacturers, tea planters, and merchants,  Glasgow, acted as its secretary, and after  1894  acquired the half share previously held by  Kinmond Luke & Co. The company was still trading in  1903 .


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Appraisal Information

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Related Material

See also GB 248 UGD 91/7/3/1/1 where material for Calcutta Twist Co has been pasted into a guard book of Champdany Jute Co accounts.

Material in other repositories: GB 059 Finlay Campbell & Co and Finlay Muir & Co (British Library: Oriental and India Office Collections)


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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.

Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant (Cataloguing), May 2012. Additional material catalogued and converted into Encoded Archival Description by Peter Morphew, Cataloguing Archivist, January 2016.