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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1308
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1836-1973
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Guillaume and Sons | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

This solicitors firm was founded by Edward Guillaume in 1836. He carried on until 1889. His sons Frederick and Thomas became partners (1864-1920 and 1868-1923 respectively). Thomas's son Theodore served from 1898 to 1973. Guillaume and Sons by early 20th century were commissioners for oaths, and commissioners for the Supreme Court of South Africa. Frederick, Thomas, Theodore, John F and Reginald Guillaume were partners. Merged with Gosling and Wilkinson in 2007 to form Guillaumes.

London office: 14 George Street, Mansion House (1859-1860); 186 Fleet Street (1875); 9 Salisbury Square (1882-) later 1 Salisbury Square, Fleet Street (1928); moved 1950s to 56 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey (1976); 50 Church Street (2012).

Bournemouth office: Yelverton Chambers, Yelverton Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire (1891); later Hampstead Chambers, Yelverton Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of solicitors Guillaume and Sons comprising letter books, client ledgers, day and cash books and client deeds relating to properties in Nightingale Road, Hampton on Thames, including conveyances and mortgages.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged as follows:

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

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:

Records ACC/1308/03/01/001-008 were received in 1976 while the main business records were deposited in 2012.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also Guillaume and Sons client records concerning Whitehalls, Spratt Lane, Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey (1912-1958), held at Surrey History Centre (reference: 366).

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, updated October 2012.

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