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London Metropolitan Archives



Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/026-1

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1967-1986

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 4 production units.

Name of creator(s): Booth White | insolvency accountants


Administrative/Biographical history:

Booth White was formed in 1967 as Booth White and Company as a result of a merger between Parkin S Booth and Company, insolvency accountants of London and Liverpool, and Francis Nicholls White and Company, insolvency accountants of London. The new firm moved to 1 Wardrobe Place, Carter Lane, St Pauls, London in 1967, and to 9 Raleigh House, Admirals Way, Waterside, London in 1989. Its name was shortened to Booth White in 1989. The firm has branches at Bristol, Chatham, Chester, Ipswich, Llandudno, Liverpool, Medway, Preston, Sidcup, Southend-on-Sea and Watford. The Liverpool office of the firm still practises under the name Parkin S Booth and Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Booth White, insolvency accountants, including annual accounts; and a history of the company and research notes by P. Granville White.

Access is restricted to records less than 30 years old where specified and 24 hours notice is required for access to all the records.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The archives of Booth White together with those of Nicholls and Leatherdale, Francis Nicholls White and Company, the British Mercantile Agency and its trade protection associations, and Parkin S Booth and Company were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library on 12 November 1992 by Booth White through P. Granville White via the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.


Publication note:

For a brief history of Booth White and its constituent bodies see P. Granville White, Booth White and Co (1983) (available in the collection, see CLC/B/026/MS28898).

DESCRIPTION NOTES 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: November 2010 to January 2011.

Accountancy | Occupations
Accountants | Business people | People by occupation | People
Business records | Documents | Information sources
Insolvency | Finance

Personal names

Corporate names
Booth White | insolvency accountants

London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe