Papers of William Grimond, Trader, Dundee, and his family

Scope and Content

Correspondence of James Grimond 1819-1852; cheques of James Grimond 1835-1838; letterbooks 1840-1850; book containing notes on banking, business etc. c.1838; wastebooks 1835-1842; ledgers 1838-1839; book containing receipts and payments 1835; cash books 1822-1833; pocket book 1823-1830; book containing accounts of sales of cloth 1828-1831 with notes of payments and receipts 1826-1836 loosely enclosed; Love and Barton's Housekeeper's Account Book, Manchester, early 19th C.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Grimonds were flax spinners, James Grimond owning Oakbank Mll, Blairgowrie. The family business of J A D Grimond was established in Dundee in 1840, originally as a cloth merchant, and soon after as jute weavers.


The material is awaiting arrangement.

Access Information

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

The records were transferred from the National Library of Scotland in 1998 (AccM/380).


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

Other Finding Aids

Summary handlist.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

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

The records were deposited at the National Library by Lady Grimond in 1984.


None expected.

Related Material

MS 66/IV J A D Grimond Ltd, Jute Spinners and Manufacturers, Dundee

Additional Information

The material is original.

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