Records of A F Stoddard & Co Ltd, carpet manufacturers, Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

Records relating to the management and day to day running of the company and its subsidiaries and records relating to the design process. Includes:  

  • Design associated records:
  • catalogues 1910s-1990s;
  • advertising material 1990s;
  • design lithographs 1950s-1990s;
  • design photographs 1900-1980s;
  • design sketches 1870s-1980s;
  • contract portfolios 1990s;
  • label books 1930s;
  • publications 1940s-1950s.
  • Corporate archive:
  • memoranda and articles of association 1894-1989;
  • minutes 1887-1994;
  • reports and accounts 1895-1997;
  • shareholding records 1894-1992;
  • financial records 1894-1976;
  • patents and royal warrants c1972-1992;
  • production records 1867-2000;
  • sales records 1924-1964;
  • staff records 1863-1997;
  • friendly society records 1853-1997;
  • insurance valuations 1862-1978;
  • trade body records 1918-1944;
  • Company Secretary files 1918-2004;
  • photographs.

This description is part of the main  Stoddard International plc  collection which has been divided into the following sections, each with its own separate description:  

Administrative / Biographical History

A F Stoddard & Co Ltd was one of the United Kingdom's leading quality carpet manufacturers. Dating from 1862, the company enjoyed success in domestic and commercial carpet production. It went into receivership in 2005 and liquidation was completed in 2009. For a full administrative history see the main  Stoddard International plc collection description.


The records have been arranged within two main series: the design associated records and the corporate archive. Records are arranged chronologically in series within these two main headings.

Access Information

Some of the material held as part of the staff records have restricted access conditions in line with the Data Protection Act. Contact the Duty Archivist to apply for permission to view this material.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Design associated records descriptions compiled by Sam Maddra, Project Archivist (Stoddard-Templeton Design Archive), June 2011. Corporate archive descriptions compiled by Kimberly Sommerville, Project Archivist (Stoddard-Templeton Corporate Archive), May 2011.