Business records of William Lupton and Company Limited

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Ledgers containing nominal, private, and various personal accounts, 1748-1919; (2) Creditors ledgers and purchase data, 1790-1882; (3) Debtors ledgers and sales data, 1790-1888; (4) Day books, 1809-51; (5) Letter books, 1760-1851; (6) Cash books, 1801-51; (7) Stock and trading accounts and balances, 1812-1921; (8) Miscellaneous boxed material, private, personal, and business, ca.1694-1850s; (9) Notebooks and other documents added later, the latest dated 1958

Administrative / Biographical History

William Lupton and Company Limited, of Whitehall Mills, Leeds, were woollen and worsted manufacturers and traders, established as such in 1773, but trading in various goods, particularly cloth, before this date

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The additional material was the gift of Adam S. Anderson through N. Madill, 5 September 1958


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

Another, much smaller, part of this archive is held at Leeds City Library, Archives Department