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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/109-01
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1904-1981
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 43 production units.
Name of creator(s): H Barber and Son Ltd | traders in salmon and eels


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Barber traded as a salmon factor from 1841. By 1855 he had a stand in Billingsgate market and by 1880 had leased shop 7 where the business remained until it went into voluntary liquidation in 1979. The limited company was formed in April 1925. It specialised in salmon, but also dealt in eels through subsidiaries.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of H Barber and Son Limited, traders in salmon and eels, including articles of association; minutes of meetings; financial accounts; papers relating to fisheries and fishing rights in Ireland; papers relating to property including premises at Billingsgate Market; and correspondence.

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:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited at Guildhall Library in 1982. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of subsidiary companies:
CLC/B/109-02: D. and J. Barber (Eels) Limited;
CLC/B/109-03: Braddan Fishing Company Limited;
CLC/B/109-04: Cahill and Young Limited;
CLC/B/109-05: John T Clark Limited;
CLC/B/109-06: U. C. Farmer Limited;
CLC/B/109-07: A. Langley and Company Limited;
CLC/B/109-08: E. F. Marchant Limited.

Publication note:

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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