Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/028
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: BRIGHTWEN AND COMPANY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 6 production units.
Name of creator(s): Brightwen and Co | bankers and bill brokers
The Company was founded as bankers and bill brokers in 1860 by G Brightwen (previously a manager of the London Discount Company), operating from 8 Finch Lane, London. Brightwen was joined in partnership by William Gillett in 1861, and T. H. Loveless in 1864, the firm becoming styled Brightwen, Gillett and Company. Gillett left the firm in August 1867 to assist his brothers Alfred and George Gillett in their partnership of Gillett Bros and Company. Although taking business away from his previous firm, now restyled Brightwen and Company, William Gillett did not formally join his brothers in partnership. Brightwen and Company traded from 8 Finch Lane from 1860 until 1906, and at 34 Nicholas Lane, London, from 1907-39. In 1939 it merged with Cater and Company, discount bankers of 5 Bishopsgate London.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of Brightwen and Company, bankers and bill brokers, comprising articles of partnership and financial material.
ACCESS AND USE
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:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited by Cater and Company at the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in April 1979. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
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.