Business records and miscellaneous associated papers of R.V. Marriner Limited

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Marriner textile business records, 1804-1942; (2) Marriner miscellaneous personal and estate records, 1750s-1930s; (3) Lister Family (Frizinghall), textile business records, 1760-99; (4) Lister Family, personal and estate records, 1750s-1821; (5) John Anderton, Cullingworth (Wilsden Mills), worsted manufacturing records, 1810-66; (6) Miscellaneous business and personal papers, seventeenth to twentieth centuries; (7) 3 indentures, 1630-1661, relating to the Lister family and Frizinghall; (8) Diary of William Lister Marriner (1825-1906), printed for the year 1890, but date amended from 1 January 1890 to begin 8 June 1895 and running to 14 July 1895; from 11 March the entries are for 1890 as printed.

Administrative / Biographical History

R.V. Marriner Limited, of Greengate Mills, Keighley, were worsted spinners and manufacturers, established ca. 1784 as Watson Blakey Smith and Greenwood, cotton spinners, then later as William Marriner, 1784-1808, B. and W. Marriner, 1808-1888, Marriner Son and Naylor, 1888-1908, and finally R,V. Marriner Limited, 1908. By the late nineteenth century they were concentrating on the production of knitting wools.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Items (7) and (8) were received from Mr B.L. Marriner in September/October 2001


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, with the exception of items (7) and (8)