J. T. Clay and Sons Limited, Business Archive

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Business Archives MS Clay
  • Dates of Creation
      1812 - 1928
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 vols Vol.1 is lettered on spine: CLAY & EARNSHAW STOCK 1812 AND 1814, and on the front cover: CLAY & EARNSHAW CROWTREES RAISTRICK. It is bound in red leather

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Stock account at the end of 1812 and 1814; (2) Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings, letters, and notices relating to the woollen industry and the firm of Clay, ca.1850-1928.

Administrative / Biographical History

J. T. Clay and Sons Limited were woollen and worsted manufacturers. Based at Crow Trees Mills which included Holme Mill, Raistrick Mill, Brighouse Mill, Raistrick, the company was established under the name J. T. Clay and Sons Ltd. in 1881. They had been manufacturing in the district much earlier under the name Clay and Earnshaw.

Access Information

Access to this material is unrestricted.


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

Related Material

A much larger collection of the firm's archives is held at Calderdale, West Yorkshire Archive Service, and other small collections at the Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield, and the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society.

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