Records of Cleland Brothers Co Ltd, textile manufacturers, Darvel, East Ayrshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

Scotch lace invoice book 1948-1949

Administrative / Biographical History

Cleland Brothers & Co Ltd  occupied premises at 3 Fleming Street, Darvel, East Ayrshire, Scotland, between 1892 and 1949. Originally known as Cleland, Campbell & Co, lace curtain manufacturers, the firm began as a partnership between James and William Cleland of 33 Granville Street, Glasgow, and Archibald Campbell of Paisley Road, Glasgow. By  1911  the firm had become Cleland Brothers & Co Ltd, the directors being John McGregor Cleland of Priestland Mill, Darvel, Andrew Cleland of Eddington, Townfoot, Darvel, and John Robertson Cleland of Donnington Street, Darvel.

Source: Valuation rolls for East Ayrshire, via Ayrshire Archives.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposited in August 1971 prior to the introduction of formal accessioning procedures

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Appraisal Information

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Custodial History



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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 Jenny Bunn, Assistant Archivist, 14 February 2000. Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 11 December 2002. Lower level description compiled by Alexandra Healey, volunteer, June 2014.

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