Legal Papers

Scope and Content

This series contains deeds and papers from George Crombie, solicitor.

Custodial History

At the time of the deposit of the company records at the Borthwick, one box was found to contain legal papers relating to H.I. Rowntree and Co. and Rowntree and Co. (including the formation of the limited company), c. 1876 - 1913. The 'undisturbed' appearance of these records suggests that they were transferred from the office of George Crombie, perhaps shortly after 1913, and kept together, unsorted, ever since.

Related Material

Papers relating Rowntree and Co (including its formation) can be found under R/DH/SR/1-5. See also Deeds, leases relating to Haxby Road and other property c 1780 onwards, R/DH.R/2ff; papers relating to the variation of land and plant of H. I Rowntree, and the formation of Rowntree and Co. Ltd, 1896-1897, R/DH/SR/1-5; Papers relating to company Trade Marks, 1894, R/DP/F/26/1.

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