Wormald and Walker Limited, business archive

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Letter books, 1823-64, about 175,000 outgoing letters with much information particularly on the American trade; (2) Order books, 1862-1913; (3) Cost books, 1876-87; (4) Purchase and sales ledgers, 1880-1900; (5) Private ledgers, 1810-70; (6) Private memoranda, 1847-92.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wormald and Walker Limited, of Dewsbury Mills, Dewsbury, were blanket manufacturers. The company was originally established in 1811 as Hague and Cook, by Thomas Hague and his nephew John Cook with John Greenwood. The Wormald family joined the company in the 1840s.

Access Information

Access to this material is unrestricted.

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

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