William Lupton and Company Limited Business Archive

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Ledgers containing nominal, private, and various personal accounts, 1748-1919; (2) Creditors ledgers and purchase data, 1790-1882; (3) Debtors ledgers and sales data, 1790-1888; (4) Day books, 1809-51; (5) Letter books, 1760-1851; (6) Cash books, 1801-51; (7) Stock and trading accounts and balances, 1812-1921; (8) Miscellaneous boxed material, private, personal, and business, ca.1694-1850s; (9) A separate accrual in 1978 of two manuscript notebooks and three printed documents, the latest dated 1958.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Lupton and Company Limited, of Whitehall Mills, Leeds, were woollen and worsted manufacturers and traders, was established as such in 1773. The company traded in various goods, particularly cloth, before this date. William Lupton (1700-1771) was a yeoman farmer and clothier. William's third son, Arthur Lupton (1748-1807), was a member of the committee which regulated the activities of the Leeds cloth halls. For the history of the family see: Lupton, C. A. - The Lupton family in Leeds.

Access Information

Access to this material is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The additional material was the gift of Adam S. Anderson through N. Madill, 5 September 1958


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

Related Material

Another, much smaller, part of this archive is held at Leeds City Library, Archives Department

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