Records of A James Portch, thread manufacturers, Leicester, England

Scope and Content

  • Minute book, 1937-1974;
  • Annual returns, 1969-1978;
  • Legal document, 1971;
  • Photocopies of certificates of Incorporation for Laird-Portch of Scotland Ltd, 1965-1968;
  • Loose share certificates 1968-1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

Formed in 1937, the company likely became a Coats PLC company during the 1970s, and dissolved at some point in the late 20th century. Throughout the company's operation, they also formed a subsidiary company, Laird - Portch of Scotland, Ltd, which manufactured and distributed clothing and accessories.


Chronological within record series.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Indefinate loan : Coats PLC : February 2007 : ACCN 3029

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures


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Related Material

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

UGD 199/1/35 contains all surviving photographs for Coats companies.

See source list on Textiles available via  Glasgow University Archive Services homepage .

Location of Originals

This material is original


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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Emma Anthony, Business Archives Cataloguer, 20 June 2012.

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