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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4435/B
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1884-1970
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.63 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Thorne Bros Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

James Farren and Joseph Till leased the Nine Elms Brewery, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, London from 1833 to 1841 after which it was acquired by John Mills Thorne who was joined by his brother Benjamin Thorne in 1861. Thorne Bros Limited was registered as a limited liability company in 1897.

Thorne Bros Limited took over a number of other breweries in London and Surrey and were themselves acquired by Meux's Brewery Company Limited, London in 1914. In 1921 Meux's Brewery transferred its operations to the Nine Elms Brewery which was renamed the Horseshoe Brewery. The brewery was closed in 1964.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Thorne Bros Limited, brewers, 1884-1970. This collection contains corporate, accounts and premises records. Corporate records include minutes of meetings, deeds of partnership and registers of director and shareholders. Accounts and premises records include an accounts journal and documents relating to inter-company transfers of property.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

This collection has been divided into two series, corporate (LMA/4435/B/01), accounts and premises (LMA/4435/B/02), to reflect the nature of the records.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

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:

Received as a gift in 2002.

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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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