Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings concerning John Crabtree and Sons Limited

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 BUS/Crabtree
  • Dates of Creation
      1882-1940
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (112 ff.) with 8 ff. of notes inserted Ff.13-112 are paginated 1-200 and nearly all folios after f.9 are blank. Ff. 1-12 comprise a thumb index omitting the letters J and U. Bound with boards covered with black leather and the title Newspaper Cuttings embossed in gilt lettering on the outside front cover

Scope and Content

One volume contains a few newspaper cuttings from November 1887 about the death of John Crabtree to 1940, the centenary of the company.

Manuscript notes on the history of Bradford written in 1882 have been inserted, detailing particularly the changes in industry during the decade 1872-1882.

Ff.13-112 are paginated 1-200 and nearly all the folios after f.9 are blank. Ff. 1-12 comprise a thumb index omitting the letters J and U. Bound with boards covered with black leather and the title 'Newspaper Cuttings' embossed in gilt lettering on the outside front cover.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Crabtree and Sons Limited, of Thornton Road, then Wigan Street and Sunbridge Road, Bradford, were established in 1840 as mohair merchants. By the twentieth century they had become wool, noils, laps, and waste merchants.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this material is unrestricted.

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Described in Patricia Hudson, The West Riding wool textile industry: a catalogue of business records from the sixteenth to the twentieth century , 1975