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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/19-2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1938-1974
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 2.83 linear metres (extent of all 6 Courage and Barclay subfonds combined).
Name of creator(s): Courage and Barclay Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

Courage and Barclay Limited, Anchor Terrace, Southwark, was formed in 1955 upon the merger of Barclay Perkins and Company Limited and Courage and Company Limited.

Took over Charles Kinloch and Reffells Bexley Brewery in 1957 and Yardley's London and Provincial Stores and Santovin in 1959. Nicholson and Sons Limited was a wholly owned subsidiary by 1959.

Joined with H. and G. Simonds and Company Limited to form Courage, Barclay and Simonds Limited in 1960.


Scope and content/abstract:

Financial records of Courage and Barclay Limited, brewers, including general ledgers; deposit ledgers; loans ledgers; draft balances; expenses ledgers; accountants papers; agreements; Finance Committee minutes and correspondence and other papers relating to group liability insurance.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records of Courage and Barclay have been divided into sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/19-1: Corporate Records;
ACC/2305/19-2: Financial Records;
ACC/2305/19-3: Sales Records;
ACC/2305/19-4: Staff Records;
ACC/2305/19-5: Production Records;
ACC/2305/19-6: Property Records.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited as part of an accession of records from Courage Barclay and Simonds, 1969-1988.

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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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