Comprises: (1) Ledgers, 1828-41; (2) Private ledgers, 1841-89; (3) Stock books, 1830-90; (4) Memoranda books, 1842-58; (5) Bank and cash books, 1828-88; (6) Wage books, 1820s-81 (incomplete); (7) Intake and weighing-off books, 1840-66; (8) Cost and price books, 1838-73; (9) Colliery and clay pit records, 1826-63; (10) Private letters: (i) Incoming, 1846-82; (ii) Outgoing, 1852-1902; (11) Letter files (incoming) on specific subjects, 1849-80; (12) Mainly incoming correspondence, much extracted from private letter files, 1833-ca.1950; (13) Partnership papers, 1868-84; (14) Papers of various railway companies, 1852-84; (15) Miscellaneous papers, 1824-1923.
John Foster and Son, Business Archive
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Foster and Son, of Black Dyke Mills, Queensbury, near Bradford, were worsted, alpaca, and mohair spinners and manufacturers, established in 1819
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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