Accounts, personnel, general filing and other records relating to Rank, Hovis, McDougal Agricultural Industries
c1880 - 1970
This archive has been arranged, as far as is possible, to reflect the original order of the records as they existed when the firm was operative. Hence the first part of the archive is listed according to the firm's filing system. The titles of the files have been used in this list. The second is an artificial list, since no surviving list exists to show how these latter records were originally arranged.
The following items were received from R.H.M. Agricultural Industries Ltd in 1970
Acquired by: Indefinite Loan
Administrative / biographical background:
Rank, Hovis, McDougal was a large industrial concern, existing from the later nineteenth century, which possessed many mills throughout Britain and Northern Ireland. In the early twentieth century, Robinsons Mill, which was located at Deptford Bridge, became part of their flour milling empire. Robinsons Mill specialized in the manufacture of agricultural supplies, chiefly feedstuffs for animals.
Robinsons Benevolent Fund gave money to subscribing employees who were absent from work due to sickness or accident. Robinsons Institute was responsible for social and sporting activities.