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Business papers of Messrs William Wilson and Son, tartan manufacturers in Bannockburn.

Identifier: MSS.6660-7000

Scope and Contents

This is the business archive of the firm, comprising incoming letters, orders, and receipts, from all parts of Britain and elsewhere, and drafts of a few of the firm's replies.


  • Creation: 1778-1841.

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Normal access conditions apply.

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Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


341 Volumes ; Each volume contains papers of various sizes, folio and under.

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The general arrangement of the series is chronological, and the letters for each year are grouped under the name of their town of origin; where several merchants write from the same town, they are arranged alphabetically within that group.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1952, by John Telfer Dunbar, Fellow of the Society of Antiquiries (Scotland), Edinburgh.

Separated Materials

For further papers of the firm see MSS.9662-9677.


The papers have been used by John Telfer Dunbar for his ‘History of Highland dress’ (Edinburgh, 1962).
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