Robert L Fleming Ltd

Scope and Content

General company records 1957-1973; correspondence 1939, 1981; annual reports with accounts 1974-1993; operations data manual; advertising material c.1990; magazines: Billerunt 1989-1992, Stora Billerunt Journal 1994-1995, Stora International 1988, Billerud Runt 1983-1985, Stora Runt 1991; miscellaneous material relating to Robert L Fleming Ltd 1965-1992, to Billerud 1986-1990, to Stora 1987-1988, to the paper sack industry 1971-1990; photographs 1963-1992; newspaper articles 1990-1998.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert L Fleming Ltd was founded in 1932 by Robert Lang Fleming, who set up a factory to laminate jute with paper. Seabraes Mill was bought in 1939. Following the death of his father in 1944, Robert L Fleming Junior took over the running of the company and in 1950 purchased the business from the trustees of his father's estate. The company diversified into multiwall paper sack manufacture, particularly for animal feeds and cement. Throughout the 1960s Fleming was the leading sack manufacturer in the United Kingdom. In 1964 the company merged with the Swedish firm Billerud Aktiebolag of Sffle, which itself became part of Stora in 1984. In 1977 Robert L Fleming Junior stepped down as Managing Director of the Dundee operation and was replaced by John Picton. Picton in turn retired in 1991, the position of Managing Director being filled by Harry Wills in 1992. In 1995 Fleming was taken over by the Swedish firm AssiDomn.


Records are arranged chronologically within series. Approximately one box of material is awaiting arrangement.

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Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by John Picton in 1995 and 2002 (AccM/398, AccM/476).

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