Airedale Mill Company Limited, Business Archive

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Shareholders' and Directors' minute books, 1860-1912; (2) Records of share capital, shares, and shareholders, 1861-1916; (3) Creditors' ledgers, 1872-1920; (4) Debtors' ledgers, 1875-1923; (5) Financial records, 1872-1931; (6) Wages books, 1903-1918.

Administrative / Biographical History

Airedale Mill Company Limited, of Rodley, Leeds, were commission scribblers, spinners, and finishers, incorporated on 24 July 1860.


The BUS/Airedale catalogue is based on an historic inventory, created in 1972. The arrangement of material does not necessarily represent the original order of the archive and it is considered partly processed by an archivist. When making requests to consult, please be aware that there may be discrepancies between description and physical arrangement. The retrievable unit for this collection is file level.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this material is unrestricted.

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

Geographical Names