Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4239
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: HERST LEATHER CORPORATION LIMITED
Date(s): 19-- - 1983
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.18 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Herst Leather Corporation Ltd | leather merchants
The Herst Leather Corporation Ltd was founded by Norbert Herst. The 1935 Post Office Directory lists Norbert Herst as a leather merchant based at 13 Market Street, SE1. By 1950 the listing has changed to N Herst Leather Corporation Ltd of 51 Weston Street, Southwark, SE1 and 3 and 4 Leather Market, SE1. Leading Leathers Ltd and Avondale Tannery were both incorporated by the Herst Leather Corporation in the 1950's.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Herst Leather Corporation, -1983. Administrative papers including material relating to the incorporation of the companies, correspondence to and from suppliers and clients, and details of products and processes at the Avondale Tannery; financial papers including records of sales and purchases along with accounts from Herst, Leading Leathers and Avondale and credit reports of companies they dealt with; and publications and ephemera including directories on the leather trade and surveys of the shoe industry. Also a short series of samples of leather from Herst Leather Corporation as well as samples from Buenos Aires.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Administration [LMA/4239/A]; Finance [LMA/4239/B]; Publications and Ephemera [LMA/4239/C]; Products [LMA/4239/D].
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright rests with the City of London.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
The records have been weeded with duplicates and material not felt worthy of long term preservation removed.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Donated to the Archive in 1984.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: July to October 2009