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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/15-2
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1839?-1969
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 6.32 linear metres (extent of all 7 Hodgson's Kingston Brewery subfonds combined).
Name of creator(s): Hodgson's Kingston Brewery Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Kingston Brewery, on Brook Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, was established about 1610. It was owned by Charles Rowlls in 1854 when it was acquired by the Hodgson brothers, wine merchants, of St Mary Axe. The company was incorporated in 1886.

They acquired Fricker's Eagle Brewery, Kingston-upon-Thames, in 1903, and F.A. Crooke and Company Limited, Guildford Brewery, Guildford, in 1929. The company was itself acquired by Courage and Company Ltd in 1943; and went into voluntary liquidation in 1965.


Scope and content/abstract:

Financial records of Hodgson's Kingston Brewery Company Limited, including income tax papers; general ledgers; impersonal ledgers; private ledgers; special creditors ledgers; bought ledgers; purchase ledgers; bought journals; agreements; deeds; correspondence; estates journal; papers relating to the superannuation fund; and papers relating to compensation for employees on the closure of the brewery.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records of Hodgson's Kingston Brewery Co Ltd are divided into 7 sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/15-1: Corporate records;
ACC/2305/15-2: Financial records;
ACC/2305/15-3: Sales records;
ACC/2305/15-4: Production records;
ACC/2305/15-5: Staff records;
ACC/2305/15-6: Property records;
ACC/2305/15-7: General 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:

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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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