D Pirie & Company Limited

Scope and Content

Letter books 1894-1905; financial records 1889-1970; shareholding records 1908-1966; charts (10 year) of jute prices 1897-1970; scrapbooks 1894-1954; material relating to subsidiary companies (Dundee Dock Warehousing Company Limited) 1908-1962; miscellaneous 1882-1985.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1892 David Pirie joined the firm of Messrs John McNicoll & Co, Jute and Flax Merchants, Dundee, and became a partner in the firm in 1896. In March 1907 the firm's name was altered to Messrs McNicoll, Pirie & Co., and Pirie assumed managing control of the firm a few months later on the death of McNicoll. In 1912 the firm's name was altered to D Pirie & Co. The firm became a limited liability company with Pirie as the chairman in 1926, and in 1931 the firm was reconstituted as D Pirie & Co (1931) Ltd. David Pirie died in 1943.


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Acquisition Information

The records were deposited by the University of Abertay in 1997 (AccM/350).

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