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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/098
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1841-1866
Level of description: Collection
Extent: Three production items.
Name of creator(s): G F Dickson and Co | merchants


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Frederick Dickson and Company were merchants trading with South America from various addresses in the City : 62 Old Broad Steet 1828-36; 3 Crosby Square 1837-40; 1 Winchester Buildings 1841-1847; 27 New Broad Street 1848-50; 8 Great Winchester Street 1851-68 and 3 Great Winchester Street Buildings 1869-73.

George Frederick Dickson acted as consul general for Buenos Aires in 1841 and 1848-1857 and as consul general for the Argentine Confederation in 1858. From 1863 onwards the company is listed in trade directories as agents for F C Dickson and Company, gunpowder manufacturers of Blackbeck Newton in Lancashire and much of their business from that date appears to have centred round the import/export of gunpowder.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of G F Dickson and Company, merchants, comprising copy out-letters from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to London, and vouchers to account for goods bought in South America.

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:

Access only to holders of a History Card. Please see staff if you require a card.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of the company held by Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section were bought from a dealer in 1993 and catalogued by a member of staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The whereabouts of other records of this company are unknown.

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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