Eglinton Iron Company, iron masters

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Corporate body

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Eglinton Iron Company, iron masters

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        Dates of existence

        c.1845 - c.1938


        Eglinton Iron Company was incorporated c.1845 by William Baird and Co to manage and operate their new iron works at Eglinton, and later the extensive mineral leases at ironworks at Blair, Muirkirk, Lugar, and Portland.


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        Related entity

        William Baird & Company, iron and coal masters (1830-1893)

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        Dates of relationship

        c. 1845

        Description of relationship

        Incorporated c.1845 by William Baird and Co to manage and operate their iron works at Eglinton.

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        GB 249

        Rules and/or conventions used

        ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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        Dates of creation, revision and deletion

        Created by Rachael Jones, October 2020.




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