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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/44
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1959-1963
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Saccone and Speed Ltd | wine and spirits merchants


Administrative/Biographical history:

Saccone and Speed Limited, wine and spirits merchants, was established in 1839. H and G Simonds had acquired a large holding. The company was associated with Lawn and Alder which they set up as a limited company in 1954. By 1960 the parent company in Gibraltar had wholly owned subsidiaries in London and Morrocco with branches in Malta and South Africa. Whisky was sold in USA. In 1961 Courage, Barclay and Simonds acquired the balance of the share capital. By 1963 most of the home trade (function of Saccone and Speed London Ltd) was taken over by Charles Kinloch.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Saccone and Speed Limited, wine and spirits merchants, comprising papers and correspondence, mainly related to purchase by Courage, Barclay and Simonds and subsequent re-organisations.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged into one series: ACC/2305/44/001: Corporate 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

Related material:

For cancelled insurance policies, 1955-1962, see Courage and Barclay, ACC/2305/19/026; for file about proposal to set up Saccone and Speed (Sudan) Ltd see Blue Nile Brewery, ACC/2305/02/045; and for public relations files see Courage, Barclay and Simonds, ACC/2305/26/218 and ACC/2305/26/246.

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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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