R.V. Marriner Limited, Business and Personal Archive

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Marriner textile business records, 1804-1942; (2) Marriner miscellaneous personal and estate records, 1750s-1930s; (3) Lister Family (Frizinghall), textile business records, 1760-99; (4) Lister Family, personal and estate records, 1750s-1821; (5) John Anderton, Cullingworth (Wilsden Mills), worsted manufacturing records, 1810-66; (6) Miscellaneous business and personal papers, seventeenth to twentieth centuries; (7) Separate accrual of records containing documents relating to the administration of Marriner's business, photographs and plans of Greengate Mill and two print items.

Administrative / Biographical History

R.V. Marriner Limited, of Greengate Mills, Keighley, were worsted spinners and manufacturers. The company was originally established c.1784 as Watson, Blacky, Smith and Greenwood, cotton spinners. It later became William Marriner, 1784-1808, B. and W. Marriner, 1808-1888, Marriner Son and Naylor, 1888-1908, and finally R.V. Marriner Limited, 1908. The firm gave up loom weaving in 1837 and concentrated on worsted spinning.

Greengate Mill was built in 1874 at the height of the cotton spinning boom. By the late nineteenth century Marriner's concentrated primarily on the production of knitting wools for the home and foreign markets.

Access Information

Access to this material is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Items (7) and (8) were received from Mr B.L. Marriner in September/October 2001


In English

Other Finding Aids

Described in Patricia Hudson, The West Riding wool textile industry: a catalogue of business records from the sixteenth to the twentieth century , 1975, with the exception of items (7) and (8)

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