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DB/6: J.P. Baillie and the Cardigan Engineering Company


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Reference: [GB 0212] DB/6
Title: Business Records of J.P. Baillie and the Cardigan Engineering Company
Date(s): 1888-1953
Level: Fonds
Extent: 0.078m3

Scope and Content:
Mr. J. P. Baillie was civil engineer for the Cardigan Engineering Company which supplied engines and boilers to the firms of the district. 
The records had not been preserved in any order and have been sorted as follows: 

1-33. Cardigan Engineering Company
The Company thrived at the beginning of this century and a number of its records have survived, mainly correspondence 1892-1931, business receipts and advertisements. Much of the material is connected with Messrs. Ruston, Proctor and Company Limited of Lincoln because the Cardigan Engineering Company acted as their representatives in this area. 
34-44. Civil Engineering
In his capacity as Company Engineer, Mr. J. P. Baillie was a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He kept copies of its reports and Presidential addresses and took a keen interest in its affairs. 
45-70. Private Papers of J.P. Baillie
     Household
     These records consist mainly of correspondence to clothing firms [Pettigrew and Stephens Ltd. Glasgow], about arrangements for travel to Penang and from Mr. Baillie to his daughter Joe. In addition 2 volumes of Mr. Baillie's diary have survived [1931 and 1938], which are a record of his daily routine and work. 
     Personal Interests
     In his private life, Mr. Baillie had several hobbies which he keenly pursued. He was interested in farming, especially rearing poultry and later on he devoted most of his time to this. In keeping with his engineering background, he was also very interested in cars and motorcycles. He received copies of The Motor and Motorcycling every week and from these, he would either keep articles of interest or the complete edition. 
71-80. Miscellaneous
This includes bus and train timetables, membership of the Cardigan Boating Club and some pamphlets. 


1-33. Cardigan Engineering Company

1-22. Business Correspondence
1. 1892
2. 1893
3. 1898
4. 1901
5. 1909
6. 1910
7. 1911
8. 1912
9. 1913
10. 1914
11. 1915
12. 1916
13. 1917
14. 1918
15. 1919
16. 1920
17. 1921
18. 1922
19. 1928
20. 1929
21. 1930
22. 1931

23. Business receipts 1913-1929

24. Business notes 1915, 1917, 1920-1927, including 2 notebooks on London visit 23-30 July 1924

25. Record of High Court of Justice Proceedings, Chancery Division. Arthur Picton Saunders Davies - Plaintiff v James Picton Baillie – Defendant. Filed 27 February 1907


26-33. Business Advertisements

26. Advertising for the Northern Assurance Company [English and Welsh], 1896 and 1901

27. Ruston, Proctor and Co. Ltd. Engineers, Lincoln, England, 1912-1915

28. Miscellaneous business advertisements, 1911-1916

29. Calendar produced by Dunlop and Ranken Ltd., Leeds, 1922-1923

30. 3 pages from Ruston and Hornsby Ltd. Calendar February-April 1923

31. 2 calendars produced by Crofts [Engineers] Ltd., Bradford 1931

32. Cardiganshire County Council: notice to contractors for tenders to raise the road at Llechryd and rebuild Arberth Bridge. July 1910

33. Carriage labels and calling cards 1916-1924


34-44. Civil Engineering

34-41. Institution of Civil Engineers
34. Brief Subject Index to the Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. 10 volumes 1879-1901

35. Miscellaneous sheets from Institution of Civil Engineers Subject Index

36. Report of Institution meeting held on 12 January 1892

37. The Institution of Civil Engineers Charter, Supplemental Charter, Bye-Laws and List of Members. 3 volumes: October 1898, 1900, 1902

38. Address of the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers [3] November 1904, 1909, 1918

39. List of Members of the Institution of Civil Engineers, January 1920

40. Invitation to the Institution of Civil Engineers Conversazione on 6 July

41. Two circular letters from the Institution, October 1920


42-44. Engineering Books
42. Spons' Engineers' Price Book [1888]
43. John Courtney: The Boilermaker's Ready Reckoner and Assistant [1890] 
44. Donaldson: Principles of Construction and Efficiency of Water Wheels


45-70. Private Papers of J.P. Baillie
Household
45. Correspondence with clothing companies 1909-1911, 1919, 1920

46. Clothes catalogue and leaflets from Pettigrew and Stephens Ltd. Glasgow 1909/10

47. Letter to Miss Joe Baillie on terms and conditions of service in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, 18 September 1917

48. Correspondence concerning travel to Penang on the S.S. Egypt 1921

49. Letters from J.P. Baillie to his daughter Joe 1930-1934

50. J.P. Baillie's diary - 1931
51. J.P. Baillie's diary - 1938

52. Household Receipts and Shopping lists 1919-1920


Personal Interests
53. Farming advertisements 1914-1916, 1930, 1936

54. Statutory Rules and Orders, 1926. No.821
Milk and Dairies, England
List of Publications of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries 1928

55. Miscellaneous advertisements for bicycles, radios and chimneys

56. Page from Popular Wireless and Wireless Review - 3 January 1925

57. Advertising sheet from The Engineer 1 November 1929

58-68. The Motor [magazine]
58. Articles on coachwork and body design 1920-1923
59. Articles on Carburreters, fuels and lubrication 1920-1923
60. Various articles 1920-1940

61-68. Complete Editions
61. 25 March 1942
62. 30 September 1942
63. 6 December 1944
64. 14 March 1945
65. 8 August 1945
66. 8 March 1950
67. 12 April 1950
68. 5 December 1951

69-70. Motor Cycling [magazine ]
69. Complete edition - 21 July 1949
70. Various articles 1945-1953


71-80. Miscellaneous
71. Season ticket, rules and letter requesting payment of subscription to the Cardigan Boating Club 1911 and 1914

72. Royal Agricultural Society of England, Bristol Show, 1913. Exhibitor's assistant ticket for Mr. J.P. Baillie

73. Great Western Railway: Excursions to London for the British Empire Exhibition 1924

74. Timetable for motor omnibus services: Carmarthen, Cardigan and districts, February 1929

75. Leaflet on Great Western Railway market tickets

76. 3 Omnibus tickets

77. Cigarette card - No.18 in Infantry Training series

78. Paper bag advertising J. Lyons & Co. Ltd. 

79. Y Mae Arnom Eusiau Pobl Cymru Y Tu Cefn i Ni! 

80. Pamphlet: After War. A Future Policy
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