John Reddihough Limited and William Gawthorp Limited, business archive

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      GB 206 BUS/Reddihough
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      8 vols Most of the volumes are bound in leather with marbled endpapers; vols 3 and 7 have gilt spine lettering; vol. 7 is labelled W. & B. Ltd, and P.L.

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Notebook containing balance sheets, 1875-92; (2) Private ledger, 1898-1918; (3) Letter book, 1889-1922; (4) Wages book, 1883-1906; (5) General ledgers, 1894-1903 and 1906-19; (6) Two notebooks containing balance sheets of William Gawthorp and Company, Commission wool combers, Bradford, 1882-97.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Reddihough Limited, of 21 Horton Lane, Bradford, were wool merchants, topmakers, and wool combers, formerly operating as Reddihough and Murgatroyd, woolstaplers. William Gawthorp & Company were commission wool combers of Bradford. John and Frank Reddihough were partners, and from the 1890s there were other partners in common with John Reddihough Ltd.

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In English

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


For further details of the company's history see W.R. Millmore, "John Reddihough Ltd, Bradford: a record of enterprise and integrity", Wool Record , 80 (1951), pp.1427-429

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