Business records of Parkwood Mills Company

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      GB 206 Business Archives MS Parkwood
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  • Physical Description
      91 items in 48 vols and 8 boxes Numbers 38, 52, and 55 are not used in the Brotherton Library sequence, which ends with number 92, but the extra numbers 4a and 8a are included, thus making 91 actual items altogether

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Stock records, 1826-73; (2) Day books, stock and sales, 1842-61; (3) Mill ledgers, 1848-1918; (4) Sales and purchase records, 1817-1904; (5) Cash and bank books, 1841-1918; (6) Wage books, 1848-1911; (7) Rent books, 1849-81; (8) Minute books and balance papers, 1887-1923; (9) Miscellaneous mill and building accounts, 1848-71; (10) Miscellaneous papers, 1825-ca.1915

Administrative / Biographical History

Parkwood Mills Company, of Longwood, near Huddersfield, were commission spinners, twisters, warpers, weavers, and menders, but by 1887, according to their Articles of Association, they were dyers, millers, and finishers. They incorporated John Broadbent and Sons, who were woollen manufacturers, and Longwood Finishing Company, who were scourers, millers, dyers, finishers, and London shrinkers

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted


In English

Other Finding Aids

Described in Patricia Hudson, The West Riding wool textile industry: a catalogue of business records from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, 1975, under Broadbent, rather than Parkwood, in the alphabetical sequence