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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2930
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1860-1982
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Gordon's Brewery | Islington


Administrative/Biographical history:

Messrs. Gordons Brewery was opened in the Caledonian Road, Islington in 1852. A branch was opened in Peckham in 1876. The brewery ceased trading during the early years of the First World War.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Gordon's Brewery, 1860-1982, comprising a contract for sinking a well at the brewery premises; photocopy of photographs of Alexander Gordon and staff of brewery; copy of coloured illustration of brewery premises in Caledonian Road; copy of article on history of the company taken from the Labologists Society Journal and copy of cutting from The Building and Engineering Times 1882 regarding the entrance gates to Brewery with copy engraving.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1991.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The whereabouts of other surviving records of the company are unknown.

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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