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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/059-04
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1818-1912
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 15 production units.
Name of creator(s): Williams and Day | wine and spirits merchants


Administrative/Biographical history:

This firm of wine and spirit merchants traded as Williams and Day until 1826 when it became John Day, and then successively J. Day, Watson and Son (c.1845), Day, Watson, Son and Watney (1898), and Lister and Beck and Day, Watson, Son and Watney (1914). The firm was taken over c.1933 by Messrs Corney and Barrow. Williams and Day and its successors had premises in Fowkes Buildings, Tower Street (1814-18); Water Lane, Tower Street (1819-1912); 25 Laurence Pountney Lane (1913-21), 22 Tower Hill (1922-32) and 6 Gresham House, Old Broad Street (from 1933).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Williams and Day, wine and spirits merchants, comprising bills, orders, receipts, accounts of customs paid, goods transfer notices and other financial papers 1818-28 (Mss 15553, 15555-61 and 15563); letters and miscellaneous papers 1818-1903 (Mss 15554 and 15562); price lists 1896-1912 (Ms 155564) and photographs (Ms 15565).

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.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of Williams and Day were deposited by Corney and Barrow at the Vintners' Company, and transferred from Vintners' Hall to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1974. 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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