David Paterson Collection

Scope and Content

Personal papers and correspondence, 1935-c 1956, photographs, c 1950-2007 and press cuttings, 1961-1991.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mr David Paterson Jnr. followed his father to India where he settled with his family and worked in the Kinnison Jute Mill near Barrackpore, Calcutta under the agency of F W Heilgers and Co. These records were compiled by Mr Paterson and later left to his daughter who made some additions.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Carol. P. Turnham, 3rd March 2009.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No other known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are predominately on paper but include some photographs.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Durham Burt, Archives Assistant, 15/05/2009.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

Held by Carol P. Turnham, daughter of Mr Paterson who forwarded a selection of copied materials, some annotated by her mother, to the archive following discussions with Departmental staff at the Who Do you Think You Are convention.


None expected

Location of Originals

These records are copies of originals held by depositor.

Family Names

Personal Names

Geographical Names