Records of Walter Evans & Co Ltd, cotton manufacturers, Derby, England

Scope and Content

  • Minute books, 1905-1962;
  • Registers of members and share ledgers, 1943-1963;
  • Annual returns, 1918-1948;
  • Inventories, memoranda, and legal papers, 1888-1935;
  • Journal, 1948-1980;
  • Memorandum and articles of association, 1905.

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter Evans & Co Ltd, cotton manufacturers, was incorporated with limited liability in May  1905  in Derby, England, to take over the business of Walter Evans & Co. Its capital was £70,000 and its registered office was at Darley Abbey Mills, Derby, England. In  1908  the company converted to a private company. In April  1943 , many of the shareholders transferred their shares to  J & P Coats Ltd, thread manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, who then transferred them to  Kerr & Co Ltd, cotton manufacturers and selling agents, Paisley, who became the majority shareholder, along with a number of individuals. Walter Evans & Co dissolved sometime in the 2000s.


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Access Information


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

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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 (NRA)

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Custodial History

Held by J & P Coats Ltd


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Related Material

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

GB 248 UGD 199/20 Records of Kerr & Co Ltd

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