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Collection TS 27 - Lord Leverhulme: Business correspondence

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GB 1752 TS 27


Lord Leverhulme: Business correspondence


  • 1903-1925 (Creation)

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c60 boxes

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The collection consists mainly of subject files containing correspondence. The following provides an overview of what is held

Fishing: Trawlers and conveyance of fish 1918-1923; salmon, kippers, crab and lobster 1918-1924; West and East Coast Fish Trade Association 1919

Estate issues: Tenants feu duties and pre-emptions 1918-1924; lodge and gamekeepers 1918-1923; shooting dogs and fishing 1918-1921; house schemes and town planning 1918-1923; property 1918-1925; The harbour, Stornoway 1919; applications for houses 1918-1925; General Stornoway correspondence 1918-1924; cutting up of Rodel Farm and Berneray islands 1919-1924; Croir Farm and farms on west coast of Lewis handed over to Board of Agriculture 1921-1923; Lionel Ness meeting house 1905-1921; Heather farm, Lewis 1921; Barvas glebe lands 1920-1923; Mill at Geocrab or Tarbert 1920-1925; Rodel, general and re fishing claim 1920-1925; Coll, Gress and Tolsta, also Orinsay new settlement schemes 1923-1924; Cross & Skigersta feuing schemes 1922-1923; Galson Farm 1924-1925; roads and relief work 1918-1925; shooting and fishing of Grimersta 1922-1924; Fishing and shooting, Morsgail 1922-1927; fishing and shooting, Soval 1921-1925; Uig Lodge gift to Dr and Mrs Macdonald 1923-1924; Knock feuing system 1923; Sandwick Hill Parks feuing scheme 1923; Feuing scheme, general 1923; derelict crofts 1923; St Kilda Island 1919-1924; Lower Bayble feuing scheme 1921-1923; Lochs cattle show 1923; Tarbert store 1923; peat 1918-1923; Crofters agitation for land 1919-1923; Obbe, pier and harbour 1919-1925; Balallan, tweed workers' grievance 1919-1920; Coll, Cress & Tolsta - also Orinsay: new settlement scheme 1921-1924; North and South Harris and general correspondence 1919-1924

Purchase and sale: North and South Harris purchase, general correspondence 1920-1924; gift of Lewis island, business part 1923; gift of Lewis 1924-1925; correspondence arising out of the gift of Lewis 1923-1924

Local businesses and organisations, including:: Stornoway trade marks 1918-1923; Harris tweed industry 1919. Stornoway Town Council 1903-1923; Stornoway Gas Light Co 1918-1925; Stornoway Customs & Excise 1918-1925; Hume, McGregor & Co 1917-1925; Pipe Major Macleod 1918-1924; Nicholson Institute, Stornoway 1918-1924; Picture House, Stornoway 1919-1923; Stornoway Gazette 1918-1925; Caledonia Railway Company 1918; British Linen Bank 1918-1921; Fishery Board for Scotland 1918-1923; Lewis Island Food Control Committee 1918-1919; General, Scottish Tweed Co 1919-1925; MacFisheries Ltd 1922-1926; Mr N Robertson, factor, Harris 1919-1926; Lewis & Harris Welfare & Development Co 1919-1924; Kenneth Mackenzie Ltd 1918-1926; Highland Society of London 1920-1924; Bank of Scotland, Tarbert 1920-1926; Stornoway Highland Games Association 1921; Stornoway Burgh District Nursing Association 1922-1925; Sir Robert McAlpine 1918-1922; Messrs Newalls & Sons 1922-1923; Stornoway Prison 1923; Lewis Island Preserved Specialities Co and Stornoway fish products 1918-1924; Stornoway Pier & Harbour Commission 1918-1925; Articles of association MacFisheries Ltd 1919; Articles of association Lewis Island Crofters Ltd 1923

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Restricted. Please contact Unilever archives in the first instance.

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  • English

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The records have not been fully listed but a summary box list is available

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Publication note

Hutchinson, Roger. “The Soap man: Lewis, harris and Lord Leverhulme” (Birlinn, 2003)

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