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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/COL
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1860-1940
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.38 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Collyer Bristow and Company | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

The firm of Collyer Bristow and Company, solicitors of 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4DF, has been in existence, albeit under different names, since the late 18th Century. The earliest document in this collection dates from 1781, when the partners were Dyneley, Bell and Dyneley.

In the mid-19th Century a member of the Collyer Bristow family joined the company, at which time it was known as Coverdale, Lee and Collyer Bristow. Between 1876 and 1922 a succession of partners passed through the firm, it became first Collyer Bristow, Withers and Russell, then Collyer Bristow, Hill, Curtis and Dodds and Collyer Bristow, Curtis, Booth , Birks and Langley, before setting on Collyer Bristow and Company in 1922.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Collyer Bristow and Company, solicitors, 1860-1940, including accounts books; fire insurance registers; register of deeds and papers indexed by client; cash book; statements of share-out; and principal and interest books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

B/COL/1 to B/COL/6/9.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the Archive in 1968 (AC/68/009).

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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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