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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/CAT
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1908-1958
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2.82 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Catesbys Ltd | department store


Administrative/Biographical history:

Catesbys Limited, a family firm, ran a shop on the west side of Tottenham Court Road, near to Goodge Street station (nos 64-71). It sold carpets, furniture, linens, hardware and pottery. The company was incorporated 27 May 1910.

Corbulin Ltd was based at 64 Tottenham Court Road and was linked to Catesbys Ltd in that the Catesby family were directors.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Catesbys Limited, department store, 1908-1958. The records consist of registers of members and directors, annual returns and minutes. There are also private ledgers, many indexed; progress and stock books, as well as wage returns. There is a salaries book for Catesbys Contract and Export Ltd.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Corporate records: B/CAT/1-8; Financial records: B/CAT/9-50; Staff records: B/CAT/51-56; Corporate records: B/CAT/57.

Conditions governing access:

Open - records marked with an asterisk require at least 24 hours notice since the volumes are locked and necessitate emergency conservation work to make them available.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1965 (AC/65/076)

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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