- 1873 - 1972 (Production)
Niveau de description
Étendue matérielle et support
1 outsize folder
2 rolled maps
3 unboxed objects
Zone du contexte
Nom du producteur
J. & L. F. Goodbody was established in 1865 as a jute manufacturing business based at Clashawaun in Clara and also with offices in Dublin. Its directors were Jonathan Goodbody (1865-88), Lewis F. Goodbody (1865-87), Robert Goodbody (c1870-88), Joshua C. Goodbody (c1873-88), Fredrick R. Goodbody (1880-88) and J. B. Clibborn Goodbody (1880-88).
The business was formed into a limited company in 1888 and traded under the name J. & L. F. Goodbody Ltd. As well as jute, it also manufactured cotton and synthetics. Its main factories at Clara and Waterford were later joined by factories at Dublin, Limerick and Slane. In 1937, it became a public company when outside shareholders and directors were introduced. It was quoted on the Dublin Stock Exchange and wound up in 1984. The family crest was adopted as the registered trade mark.
Donated to Offaly County Library in 1987.
Zone du contenu et de la structure
Portée et contenu
The collection is comprised of artefacts, plans and drawings of the Clashawaun Works (jute spinning mill) and its machinery. The business records include; material relating to the formation of the limited company in 1888; correspondence with directors and partners; notices of meetings and resolutions adopted; some handwritten minutes and material relating to the formation of the limited company to a public company in 1937.
Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation
Mode de classement
The collection was arranged in a broadly chronological order. As there is no discernible original order to the items, the archivist retained this chronological sequence and reference codes but separated the items into four strands.
A – Establishment of factory (1873-1903)
B – Formation of limited company and expansions (1888 – 1934)
C – Formations of public company (1935 -55)
D – Artefacts (c. 1930-1972)
Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation
By appointment only. Contact Offaly Archives at [email protected]
Produced for consultation in original format with due regard for handling guidelines. Some fragile items may not be produced.
Conditions de reproduction
May be reproduced in accordance with provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act (2000). No reproduction online, in print or broadcast without the express permission of copyright holder.
Langue des documents
Écriture des documents
Notes de langue et graphie
Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques
Instruments de recherche
A descriptive catalogue prepared is uploaded here.
Zone des sources complémentaires
Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux
Offaly County Library
Existence et lieu de conservation des copies
Unités de description associées
Note de publication
Goodbody, M., The Goodbodys – the story of an Irish Quaker family 1630 – 1950, Ashfield Press, Dublin (2011)
Note de publication
Stewart, M., Goodbodys of Clara, privately published by J. & L. F. Goodbody (1965)
Zone des notes
Mots-clés - Noms
Zone du contrôle de la description
Identifiant de la description
Identifiant du service d'archives
Règles et/ou conventions utilisées
ISAD (G), 2nd Ed.
Dates de production, de révision, de suppression
June 2019, Ciara O'Brien