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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0422
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1724-1894
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.30 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Twining | family | dealers in tea


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1706 Thomas Twining (1675-1741) took over Tom's Coffee House and decided to make tea more prominent on the menu. His son Daniel Twining (1713-1762) was a dealer in tea, while his son Richard Twining (1749-1824) established the prominence of the Twining label and their lasting association with the import of tea. The family home was Dial House in Twickenham.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to property owned by the Twining family in Alperton and Twickenham, including fines, grants, leases, releases, probates, covenants, extracts from court rolls, inventory, certificates and articles of partnership.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0422/001 to ACC/0422/045.

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:

Gifted to the Archive in June 1951.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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:
January to May 2011.

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