Buist Spinning Co Ltd

Scope and Content

Minutes 1900-1978; register of members, transfers, shares and annual summaries 1900-1978; financial papers 1874-1979; wages records 1957-1968; stock books, jute purchases and sales 1926-1979; news cuttings, mainly from the Kidderminster Shuttle, relating to the British jute industry 1900-1932.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Buist Spinning Co Ltd, which was incorporated in 1900, took over the business of Laing Bros & Co, jute spinners and power loom linen manufacturers of Stobswell Works, established since the mid 19th century. The Buist Spinning Co Ltd became a subsidiary company of Tay Textiles in 1978 and went into voluntary liquidation in 1979.


Records are arranged within series.

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Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by the company in 1979 and 1980 (AccM/97, AccM/128).


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

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