Cox Brothers, Jute Spinners and Manufactures, Dundee

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      GB 254 MS 66/II
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      4.15 linear metres. The records are on paper and include photographs and outsize plans.

Scope and Content

Minutes 1893-1932; letter books 1869-1923; ledgers 1841-1921; cash books and journals 1893-1921; wages records 1860-1921; order and sales book 1861-1914; stock books 1906-1921; shareholding records 1892-1933; miscellaneous volumes 1841-1918; miscellaneous papers 1884-1934; balance sheets 1841-1932; photographs c1890-1989; maps and plans 1865-1913.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cocks family, later Cox, was in business from at least the 18th century. The firm of Cox Brothers was established by the four brothers James, William, Thomas and George in 1841 and became a limited company in 1893. In 1849 the original site at Foggyley became too small and the firm moved to Camperdown Works. It amalgamated with other jute firms in Dundee in 1920 to form Jute Industries Ltd. Products included jute and hemp yarns, ropes and twines, bags and sacks, hessians, striped beddings, tickings, horse clothing and tarpaulins. It went into voluntary liquidation in 1933.


Records are arranged within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by Sidlaw Group PLC in 1980, 1993 and 1994 (AccM/112, AccM/131, AccM/295, AccM/310).

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Related Material

MS 6 Cox Brothers Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, and Cox Family Papers

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