W G Grant & Co Ltd, Linen Manufacturers, Panmure Works, Carnoustie

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

'Grant's Jubilee Supplement' to the Broughty Ferry Guide and Carnoustie Gazette, Saturday, 13 April, 1957; scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings relating to WG Grant & Co Ltd, and the jute industry in general 1950-1958; plans and technical drawings 1857-1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Panmure Works were constructed in 1857 by James Smieton of the Dundee linen firm of James Smieton & Son, although the industry had already been represented in and around Barry Links prior to that date. Into the new factory went 400 power looms of the most modern type, and with 600 employees the firm soon produced from its Carnoustie branch some six million yards of finished fabric annually. In 1923 the firm changed hands to become the firm Hynd, Smieton & Hynd, and in 1932 was taken over by WG Grant & Co Ltd, Dundee Linen Works, in whose hands it remained until it went into liquidation in 1972.

Arrangement

Records are arranged within series.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Unknown

Note

Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, October 2001.

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Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Unknown

Accruals

None expected.

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