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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/090
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1855-1975
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 406 production units.
Name of creator(s): G S Herbert and Sons | stockbrokers
G B Tydd and Co | stockbrokers
Montagu Nicholas and Co | stockbrokers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The main business of this firm of stockbrokers was on behalf of small individual, rather than large insitutional clients, and much of it was transacted through the clients' banks. The firm dealt in all types of securities with no particular area of specialisation. It ceased business in October 1974.

The firm was based at 15 Angel Court 1855-1857, 73 Old Broad Street 1857-1887, 6 Finch Lane 1887-1910, 76 Cornhill 1910-1923, 25 Birchin Lane 1923-1936, 21 Birchin Lane 1936-1957, 27/32 Old Jewry 1957-70 and 99 Aldwych 1970-1975.

In 1941 the offices of G.B. Tydd and Company and Montagu Nicholas and Company were bombed and both firms were housed with G.S. Herbert until the end of the war. During 1946 they were amalgamated with G.S. Herbert and Sons, and some of their records have survived with the latter's.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of G S Herbert and Sons, stockbrokers, including ledgers, balance sheets, cash books, journals, and loan books. Also ledgers of stockbrokers G B Tydd and Company and Montagu Nicholas and Company.

24 hours notice required for access. Access to records less than 50 years old requires permission, details should be sought from staff.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

CLC/B/090-01: G S Herbert and Sons; CLC/B/090-02: G B Tydd and Co; CLC/B/090-03: Montagu Nicholas and Co.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

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:

The records were deposited by G.S. Herbert and Sons in 1975, 1980 and 1986 and were catalogued by members of Guildhall Library staff. 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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