British Linen Company (subscribers)

Scope and Content

Manuscript list of 79 subscribers to the Company, usually giving their status or occupation, with the amounts subscribed, [1746].

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Linen Company was incorporated by Royal Charter on 5 Jul 1746, 'to do everything that may conduce to the promoting and carrying on' the manufacture of linen.


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Access Information

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Manuscript folio. Bound with GL 8216.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

This manuscript is enclosed within a printed copy of Charter of the British Linen Company (Edinburgh, 1746) (Ref: GL 8216).

Related Material

University of London MS 112 is a copy of the Company's charter.

Corporate Names