Business records of John Reddihough Limited

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      GB 206 Business Archives MS Reddihough
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  • Physical Description
      8 vols Most of the volumes are bound in leather with marbled endpapers; vols 3 and 7 have gilt spine lettering; vol. 7 is labelled W. & B. Ltd, and P.L.

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Notebook containing balance sheets, 1875-92; (2) Private ledger, 1898-1918; (3) Letter book, 1889-1922; (4) Wages book, 1883-1906; (5) Two notebooks containing balance sheets of William Gawthorp and Company, Commission wool combers, Bradford, 1882-97; (6) General ledgers, 1894-1903 and 1906-19

Administrative / Biographical History

John Reddihough Limited, of 21 Horton Lane, Bradford, were wool merchants, top makers, and wool combers, formerly having been operating as Reddihough and Murgatroyd, woolstaplers.

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


For further details of the company's history see W.R. Millmore, "John Reddihough Ltd, Bradford: a record of enterprise and integrity", Wool Record, 80 (1951), pp.1427-429