J & A D Grimond Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, Dundee

Scope and Content

Minutes 1892-1934; letter books and correspondence 1898-1919; ledgers 1903-1921; cash books, journals and sales books 1899-1948; inventories and valuations 1892-1920; shareholding records 1893-1932; miscellaneous volumes 1865-1953; miscellaneous loose papers and accounts 1892-1913; papers re. John Grimond's Trust 1896-1920; papers re. A D Grimond's Trust 1863-1910; wages records 1912-1922; photographs 1863-c.1906; 1890s photograph albums copied on CD

Administrative / Biographical History

The Grimond family were flax spinners. By 1793 David Grimond owned Lornty Mill, Blairgowrie and his brother James owned Oakbank Mll, Blairgowrie. The business was established in Dundee in 1840, originally as a cloth merchant, but in 1847 Maxwelltown large handloom factories were acquired for production of various jute fabrics including carpets. Bowbridge works was created in 1857. In 1920 the firm amalgamated with other jute firms to form Jute Industries Ltd and went into voluntary liquidation in 1933.


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Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by Sidlaw Group PLC in 1980, 1993 and 1994

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