J & J Smart (Brechin) Ltd

Scope and Content

Company records; letter books 1916-1932; ledgers and cash books, 1867-1963; day books 1875-1958; accounts and financial records, 1886-1974; inventories, 1866-1954: orders, 1892–1943; deliveries, 1917-1983; manufacturing records, 1874-1979; length books, 1899-1961; production records, 1909-1961; time books, 1965-1966; miscellaneous company records, 1944-1964; miscellaneous items, 1912-1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

J & J Smart (Brechin) Ltd was founded in 1838 and was based in Brechin, Scotland. In 1960 the company entered into informal merger negotiations with Don Brothers, Buist & Co Ltd. As a result of this merger John B. Smart, son of the firm’s chairman, joined the board of the larger firm. The company’s name seems to have been retained for sometime after the merger.Although a relatively small business, J & J Smart produced a variety of fabrics, including jute and cotton, and also experimented with new fabrics such as rayon in the 1950s.


Records are arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The records were deposited in 1992 (AccM/286).

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Location of Originals

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