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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/059-03
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1845-1960
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): William Coates and Co | wine merchants


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Coates established as a wine merchant in the City, circa 1800. By 1808 he was trading from 1 New Court, St Swithin's Lane, and by 1815 from 26 Bucklersbury. In about 1825 he moved his premises out to 25 High Street Whitechapel. In the 1839 directory the firm is listed as Coates and Liston, reverting to William Coates and Company in 1840. The firm was subsequently based at 109 Old Broad Street and 45 London Wall.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of William Coates and Company, wine merchants, consisting of order and voucher books and a book of tables.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited at Guildhall Library by Corney and Barrow in 1966. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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 2010 to January 2011.

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