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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/048
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1819-1904
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 64 production units.
Name of creator(s): Churchill and Sim Ltd | wood brokers


Administrative/Biographical history:

Churchill and Sim Limited, wood brokers, was founded on the partnership of Charles Churchill and John Sim in 1813. Both were sworn brokers and members of the Patten Makers' Company. The firm had premises successively at Bucklersbury, Old Broad Street and Clements Lane.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of wood brokers Churchill and Sim Limited, primarily diaires kept by Charles Churchill senior (1785-1844), and Charles Churchill junior (1823-1905), but also a letter book. The entries in the diaries relate to the timber trade, City politics and private affairs.

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:

The records were deposited at Guildhall Library by Churchill and Sim in 1964. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

See also Augustus Muir, Churchill and Sim,1813-1963, A Short History, (London, 1963).

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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