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Arbuthnot and Guthrie

Record IDcni00051582
Last Edit2014-03-14

General Note

Mr Fraser 'who had been manager of a small paper-mill belonging to Mr Adrian Watkins, who held the patents of King's Printer and Stationer' persuaded Guthrie and Arbuthnot to erect a papermill with five vats at Polton. The feu-charter and water-rights were granted by Calderwood of Polton in 1768. Through the inexperience of partners in the business the result was a fiasco, Guthrie and Arbuthnot became bankrupt in 1772 and the mill was rouped in 1774. The whole transaction involved the great banking house of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo in a considerable financial loss.

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Dates of Activity1768-1772
Activitypaper makers
Online Ressourcehttp://www.nls.uk/
Scottish Book Trade Index online (list)

Place of Activity

Place of ActivityPolton Mill (1768 - 1772)


HeadingArbuthnot and Guthrie
used in: National Library of Scotland, Scottish Book Trade Index


Found inWaterston 2

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