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COWTAN AND SONS LIMITED {DECORATORS AND UPHOLSTERERS}

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/CWT
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: COWTAN AND SONS LIMITED {DECORATORS AND UPHOLSTERERS}
Date(s): 1881-1959
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.53 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Cowtan and Sons Limited | decorators and upholsterers

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Messrs Cowtan and Sons Ltd were high class decorators, upholsterers and cabinet-makers of West Halkin Street Galleries, Belgrave Square SW1. They were established in 1790.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Cowtan and Sons Limited, decorators and upholsterers, 1881-1959. The records consist of ledgers and accounts rendered to customers. Unfortunately the early records from 1790 have disappeared. The gap in the series of accounts rendered between 1937 and 1945 is the result of war-time losses of records.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

B/CWT/001-006: Ledgers; B/CWT/007-058: Accounts.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated in 1961 (AC/61/067)

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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

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