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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/01-6
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1560-1983
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 62.08 linear metres (extent of all 8 Barclay Perkins sub-fonds combined).
Name of creator(s): Barclay Perkins and Co Ltd | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Anchor Brewery in Southwark was established in 1616 by James Monger and taken over later by James Monger junior. It was bought by James (or Josiah) Child by 1670; who was joined by his son-in-law Edmund Halsey in 1693. Halsey became sole proprietor on Child's death.

The brewery was bought in 1729 by Ralph Thrale, Halsey's nephew, and passed to his son Henry in 1758. It was sold on Henry Thrale's death in 1781 to David Barclay, Robert Barclay, Sylvanus Bevan and John Perkins. The name was later changed from "Thrale and Company" (later "H. Thrale and Company") to "Barclay Perkins and Company" on 1 Jan 1798.

The company was incorporated as "Barclay Perkins and Company Limited" in 1896. Barclay Perkins took over Style and Winch with the Dartford Brewery Company and the Royal Brewery Brentford in 1929. In 1951 the company began to establish the Blue Nile Brewery in Khartoum.

In 1955 they merged with Courage and Company Limited to form Courage and Barclay Limited.


Scope and content/abstract:

Property records of Barclay Perkins and Company Limited, including schedule of property; inventories and valuations of furniture, plant and machinery; deeds and leases; plans; and papers relating to public houses.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records of Barclay Perkins and Co Ltd divided over 8 sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/01-1: Corporate Records
ACC/2305/01-2: Financial Records
ACC/2305/01-3: Sales Records
ACC/2305/01-4: Production Records
ACC/2305/01-5: Staff Records
ACC/2305/01-6: Property Records
ACC/2305/01-7: Records of Individuals
ACC/2305/01-8: Public Relations 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:

Publication note:

Also L Richmond and A Turton, The Brewing Industry: A Guide to Historical Records, (1990), LMA Library reference 60.43 RIC.

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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