Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/132
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: J. W. DOANE AND COMPANY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 24 production units.
Name of creator(s): J.W. Doane and Co | coffee broker
The London office of JW Doane and Company was opened in 1893 at 21 Mincing Lane in 1899 and closed in March 1905, after the apparent failure of the head office of the company in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although the company was described in directories as "merchants", the business of the London office was strictly that of a coffee broker.
These notes are based on London directories and information taken from the archives themselves; nothing relating to the company could be found in secondary sources.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of JW Doane and Company, coffee brokers, comprising a complete series of account books and contract registers, together with some copy out-letter books and miscellaneous items (including printed cable codes which date from 1884 and 1890).
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 City of London.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
The archives in this collection are the business records of the London office and were found in the vaults of the National Westminster Bank, Mincing Lane; attempts by the bank in 1977 to contact the owners proved unsuccessful and the archives were deposited in the Library. 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: January to May 2011.