Richard Hayward & Sons Ltd, Canvas and Twine Manufacturers and Merchants, Merriot, Somerset

Scope and Content

Register of members 1931-1948; quotation book and balance sheets 1927-1964; order book 1937-1972; miscellaneous 1804-1883.

Administrative / Biographical History

The firm was established in 1789 and became a subsidiary of Baxter Brothers & Co Ltd, Dundee, in 1929. Its affairs were wound up in 1974.


Records are arranged 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 by Low & Bonar Ltd in 1978 (AccM/75, AccM/77, AccM/80).

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The records are on paper.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, January 2002.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


None expected.

Related Material

  • MS 11 Baxter Brothers & Co Ltd
  • MS 24 Low & Bonar Ltd

Location of Originals

The material is original.

Geographical Names