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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1457
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1868-1941
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Pennington, Lewis and Lewis | solicitors
Wyndham Hewitt Ltd | aircraft component manufacturers x Lagonda Ltd | motorcar and aircraft component manufacturers


Administrative/Biographical history:

Wyndham Hewitt Limited was registered as a public company on May 1 1936. It was formed by Lagonda Motors and Close Bros. Limited for the manufacture of aircraft components. Wyndham Hewitt took over a section of the Lagonda works at Staines for this purpose. Mr Wyndham Hewitt was the first managing director of the company. He was formerly assistant chief engineer of Imperial Airways.

In 1944 Wyndham Hewitt Ltd merged with Lagonda Motors Limited, to form a single company known as Lagonda Limited.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1868-1941, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, mainly documents relating to the business of Wyndham Hewitt Limited of The Causeway, Staines and 9 Clement's Lane, Lombard Street, City of London; including letters patent and other documents relating to inventions for improvements in generating machines and extractor fans by Henry F. Joel; and business agreements between Wyndham Hewitt and other businesses including Lagonda Motors Limited.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

15 items in chronological order.

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 as a gift in 1979.

Allied Materials

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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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