Craiks Limited, Linen and Jute Merchants and Manufacturers, Forfar

Scope and Content

Minutes 1908-1965; letter books 1909-1925; shareholding records 1908-1947; financial records 1914-1944; stock books 1877-1946; order books 1920-1944; production and technical records 1911-1962; weaving book 1951-1967; miscellaneous loose papers 1870-1975; miscellaneous documents on microfilm 1908-1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1863 James Craik acquired land in Forfar and built Manor Works. J & A Craik & Company, Linen and Jute Manufacturers, Manor Works, Forfar became a Limited Company trading under the name of Craiks Limited in 1908. The company became a subsidiary of the Low & Bonar Group Ltd, in 1981 and ceased to trade in the same year.


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 by Low & Bonar in 1981 (AccM/137).


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

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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.


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Related Material

MS 24 Low & Bonar PLC

Additional Information

The material is original.

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