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Frederick Huth & Company Archives

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 HUTH
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Frederick Huth & Company Archives
Date(s): 1812-1955
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 8 boxes, 275 volumes
Name of creator(s): Frederick Huth & Company
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Frederick Huth first established his own business in Corunna, Spain, in 1805. He came to London in 1809 and set up business as a merchant. In 1814 he took John Frederick Grüning into partnership and the resulting firm, Huth & Company, was formed. Throughout the 19th century the firm is described in London directories as 'merchants'; only from 1904 is the description 'bankers' added, although it is clear that the business always included banking. From 1912 the firm had a fur warehouse; it also had a tea warehouse from 1921. In 1936 the company was dissolved: the banking business was acquired by British Overseas Bank Ltd, and the fur business by C M Lampson & Co Ltd.


Scope and content/abstract:

Frederick Huth & Company Archives, 1812-1955, comprising out-letters and account books, 1812-1904; in-letters, 1814-1850; and Russia files, 1914-1955. The out-letters and accounts are from England, Germany and Spain. The in-letters are from various countries including America, France, Germany, Holland, India, Ireland, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland and Spain.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, German and Spanish

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

The collection is currently closed for conservation. Please contact the UCL Special Collections Team for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Handlist. Partially catalogued. See also A Guide to Manuscript Sources for the History of Latin America and the Caribbean in the British Isles, ed Peter Walne (Oxford University Press, London, 1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited during the 1960s and 1970s.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Guildhall Library holds other papers of Frederick Huth & Company.

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