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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4453/Y
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1899
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.1 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Whitbread and Co Ltd | Chelsea Brewery


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Matthews and Cannings brewery in Chelsea was bought by Whitbread in 1899. At that time it was valued at 274,000 which included 100 tied houses taking most of the 60,000 barrels being produced. Unlike the previous Whitbread purchases, Matthews and Cannings was kept open as a brewery with Charles Crawshay, previous manager and one of the old owners, kept on to run it. Charles Crawshay was also made a managing director of Whitbread.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Whitbread and Company's Chelsea Brewery, consisting of sign boards and tablets designs book along with a customer ledger dated 1899.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in one series: LMA/4453/Y/01: Books and ledgers.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 2001 as a gift.

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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