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Edward Collins and Sons

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of Kelvindale Paper Works, Maryhill, Glasgow

1746 Company established.

1804 Began making blotting papers.

1844 Articles of Association

1851 Advert. Kelvindale Paper Works selling a Steam Boiler.[1]

1861 Mention that the Kelvindale Paper Works are owned by Edward Collins and Sons.[2]

1914 Paper manufacturers. Specialities: E S writings and envelope papers, printings, lithographic papers, music papers, pulp boards, chart papers, enamelling papers, blotting papers in all qualities. [3]

1938 Mention of Edward Collins arriving in Sydney from London, with his wife. [4]

1920 Became Amalgamated Paper Mills when it merged with Henry and Leigh Slater. Description of works of the two companies.[5]

Later became part of Associated Paper Mills

1963 Believed Kelvindale Paper Mill was closed around this date

Archives for 1844-1953 held at Glasgow City Archives, Mitchell Library, Glasgow,

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Glasgow Gazette - Saturday 10 May 1851
  2. Glasgow Herald - Tuesday 02 April 1861
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. Sydney Morning Herald 1938/12/02
  5. Aberdeen Journal - Monday 26 July 1920
  • Scottish Archive Network