Papers of Kay and Backhouse

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers of Kay and Backhouse were presented to the Brynmor Jones Library by Dr Alan Harris of the Geography department. They consist of ledgers (1891-1909, 1943-1969); loose leaf ledgers (1908-1941) and a bill book (1894-1897).

Administrative / Biographical History

William and Thomas Kay took over in 1877 an ironmongery carried on by the Thacker family who had been saw and tool makers since the 1830s. In 1891 Kay and Backhouse came into being, specialising as agricultural and dairy engineers. The business was in Fossbridge, York (Bellamy, `Some aspects of the economy of Hull', i, p.354 citing Industries of Yorkshire, p. 174).

Conditions Governing Access



Originally published by Access to Archives - A2A. The data in this finding aid is in the copyright of the place of deposit.

Other Finding Aids

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Bellamy, Joyce, `Some aspects of the economy of Hull in the nineteenth century' (unpub. PhD, Hull, 1965)