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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4294
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1833-1967
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): R M Holborn and Sons | tea and coffee merchants


Administrative/Biographical history:

R M Holborn and Sons are listed in the 1935 Post Office Directory as wholesale tea, coffee and cocoa dealers based at Crutched Friars, EC3, Mincing Lane House, Eastcheap, EC3 and 11 Lehman Street, E1.


Scope and content/abstract:

This is a collection of records of various companies involved in the trading of Ceylon [now Sri Lanka] and Indian teas. It consists of import registers for an un-named company, auction catalogues for private trade teas and photographs of tea plantations, possibly in Ceylon, and the offices and staff of R.M. Holborn and Sons Limited, tea and coffee merchants.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged as follows: LMA/4294/01 - import registers; LMA/4294/02 - auction catalogues; LMA/4294/03 - photographs.

Conditions governing access:

The records are open and available for consultation.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

The records in this collection were donated to LMA by an ex-employee of R. Twinings and Company Limited.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the Archive in 1999.

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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