William Halley and Sons Ltd, Dundee

Scope and Content

Company histories c.1977-1980.

Administrative / Biographical History

The company was founded by William Halley, a flax manufacturer who became part owner of Wallace Craigie Works spinning mill, which was built in 1836. The shortage of cotton during the American Civil War resulted in a huge boom in the jute industry and by 1865 Wallace Craigie Works had doubled in size. William Halley's sons became partners in the firm at this time, and the firm became William Halley & Sons. In 1874 William Halley died, his elder son retired, and George Halley became sole proprietor. William Halley and Sons Ltd still continues as a family firm based at Wallace Craigie Works.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

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Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by the chairman of the firm in 1977 and 2001 (AccM/31, AccM/449).


This collection was previously catalogued as MS 15/45.

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, March 2002.

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