Butler-Holliday & Co : Company incorporation's deed
The Butler and Holliday families were well-known English industrialists: the Butlers produced textiles in Bingley while the Hollidays made chemicals in Huddersfield.
In 1882 Charles Holliday took over the bankrupt firm of Lecoeur & Co at Le Houlme. The two families moved there in 1883 and bought a property between the Clères and Cailly rivers. The new company, called Butler-Holliday & Co., had 10,000 pounds capital and was set up to bleach cotton and to dye pieces of fabric or skeins of wool black for the manufacture of alpaca cloth. It had 650 employees in 1892. The “English cloth manufactory” went bankrupt in 1943.
District Court of Maromme
17 May 1906
Archives départementales de Seine – Maritime
4 U 4601
Late Modern Period
Industries & Railways
Rouen – Archives Départementales