William Allen Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains:

  • Correspondence relating to Allen’s employment
  • Papers relating to Dalhousie Jute Mill
  • Photographs and Postcards

Administrative / Biographical History

Papers and Photographs relating to Mr William Allen during his time in India working for Andrew Yule & Co. and then as mill manager in the Dalhousie and Northbrook mills.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Ms A. Bennett, the daughter of Mr William Allen.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Made up of paper and photographic material.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Jaqui Adams May 2009.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission given for photocopying. Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

Donated to the University of Dundee for the Bengal Project. This project was initiated by the History Department in 1993, with the purpose of providing a picture of the lives of Scottish people employed in India prior to the 1960’s, by inviting those with any relevant material to donate the material to the University.


None expected.

Related Material

MS 285 – 291 and MS 293 – 298, Bengal Project.

Location of Originals

Most of the originals have been returned to the depositor.

Personal Names