John N Kyd & Co Ltd, Jute Spinners, Dundee

Scope and Content

Minute books 1920-1933; shareholding records 1921-1931; miscellaneous volumes 1897-1961; miscellaneous papers 1850-1955; photographs c.1910.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1899 John Normansell Kyd, who had been involved in his father's flax spinning business at Lille, returned to Dundee and established a jute spinning concern at Walton Works. In 1905 he purchased Rashiewell Works, previously occupied by Martin Stewart & Co, jute spinners. The firm became a limited company in 1920 and amalgamated with other jute firms to form Jute Industries Ltd., in the same year. It 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 (AccM/112, AccM/131, AccM/295, AccM/310).

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