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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/077
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1873-1971
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 36 production units.
Name of creator(s): Edmund Schluter and Co | merchants


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edmund Schluter and Company were general merchants (particularly in rubber, tea and coffee) with trading links in France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Poland, and the United States and Brazil. The business was founded in 1858. In 1988 the company moved to Switzerland, and the London office was renamed E.D.M. and Company. (London) Ltd. It was based at 35 Mincing Lane (1858-9), 24 Mark Lane (1860-1941), 4 Cullum Street (1942-1955), 15/18 Lime Street (1956), 30 Mincing Lane (1957-60), 37 Mincing Lane (1961-1975), and 20 Eastcheap (1976-).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Edmund Schluter and Company, general merchants, including letter books; ledgers; cash books; journals; sales books; purchase books; and waste books.

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 City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The company's archives were donated to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 2004. 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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