William Hanson and Company Limited, Business Archive

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Credit ledgers, 1931-1951;

2) Debit ledgers, 1927-1950;

3) Invoice day-books for payments, 1929-1951;

4) Day-book for receipts, 1943-1951;

5) Wage books, 1924-1950;

6) Purchase ledgers, 1937-1950;

7) Order book, 1942-1948;

8) Sales ledgers, 1942-1946;

9) Day book (yarn), 1945-1951;

10) Average books (single), 1937-1949; (twofold), 1940-1954;

11) Register of spinning approval certificates, 1942-1944;

12) Yarn sale contracts counterfoil books, 1940-1952;

13) Sales invoices counterfoil books, 1944-1953;

14) Returned tubes and skips counterfoil books, 1950-1954;

15) Spinning day book, 1942;

16) Winders' book, 1935-1953;

17) Day book register of gross and net weights, 1939-1942;

18) Ledger of yarn received, 1948-1953.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Hanson and Company Limited, of Haley Mills, Halifax, were cotton spinners, doublers, and warp manufacturers.

Conditions Governing Access

Some parts of this collection have not been listed in detail and access may be restricted under the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation. Please consult the relevant part of the catalogue for specific details. Where a detailed record does not exist, please contact Special Collections. Upon receipt of your request, a member of the team will discuss your requirements with you and review relevant material accordingly.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Haley Mills in January 1970.

Other Finding Aids

Described in Handlist 61

Related Material

A smaller collection of mainly earlier papers of the firm was acquired by Calderdale District Archives in 1975 (their MS Misc. 189)

Geographical Names