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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/14
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1889-1951
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.75 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Farnham United Breweries Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert and John Barrett established the Red Lion Brewery in 1839 and bought two Basingstoke breweries in 1886. They merged with George Timmer's Lion Brewery, Farnham, (est 1859) in 1889; and registered as Farnham United Breweries Limited.

The company acquired Robert Tyler and John Barrett's Wote Street Brewery, Basingstoke, Hants, in 1889. They were acquired by Courage and Company Limited in 1927. They went into liquidation in October 1951.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Farnham United Breweries Limited, including Directors' meeting minute books; press cuttings; agenda book; lists of properties purchased; financial accounts; registers of mortgages and probates; register of sealing.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged in one series: ACC/2305/14/001-013.

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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