Records of James Clark, thread manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Letterbooks/correspondence, 1821-1889;
  • Miscellaneous ledgers, 1813-1839;
  • Cash books, 1821-1838;
  • Legal papers, 1863.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Clark was born in 1747 and started out in business as a heddle harness, heddle twine and lash twine manufacturer. He started making cotton thread in  1813  and, together with his son James (1782-1865), built a mill at Seedhill, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. This mill was acquired in 1819 by James Clark II and his brother John, who formed J & J Clark, thread manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Their father continued to run a separate business at Cotton Street and Thread Street, Paisley and died in 1829.

Arrangement

This material is arranged into series, which consist of numbers of items related by format and/or function. Within series the items are generally arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Indefinite loan : J & P Coats : Glasgow : c1984

Indefinite loan : Coats Viyella plc : London: 1991 : ACCN 0146 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : via Business Archives Council in Scotland : 1993 : ACCN 0198 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : 1995 : ACCN 0240 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : 1996 : ACCN 0255 (Additional Deposit)

Indefinite loan : Coats Viyella plc : Swinton, Manchester: 2000 : ACCNs 1887, 1925, 1926, 1996

Indefinite loan : ACCN 0054

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)2576) and London (NRA20914)

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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by J & P Coats Ltd

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 199/1 Records of J & P Coats Ltd and CoatsPatons Ltd

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