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BRIDGMAN, John (fl 1766-1803)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-034
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BRIDGMAN, John (fl 1766-1803)
Date(s): 1796-1800
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): Bridgman | John | fl 1766-1803 | West India merchant


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Bridgman (1766-[1804]) was the fourth child of Richard Bridgman (1731-70), a tea dealer from Aldgate, and Sarah, his wife. He became free of the Grocers' Company (by patrimony) in 1787. His brother Richard Whalley Bridgman (1762-1849) became clerk of the Grocers' Company. He set up in business with his brother William Bridgman (b 1767, free of the Grocers' in 1790) at 24 Austin Friars in 1792. By 1794 they were trading as Bridgman, Combes and Bridgman. The firm moved to 29 Throgmorton Street in 1794, to 36 Old Jewry, 1795-7, and 9 Finch Lane, Cornhill, 1797 (previously the address of Bridgman and Stuart, merchants).

From 1 March 1797 John Bridgman traded alone as a West India merchant from 80 Hatton Garden, moving to 83 Hatton Garden in 1800, and to Church Court, Lothbury in 1803. He is not listed in the directories after 1803.


Scope and content/abstract:

Journal of business and private expenditure of John Bridgman, West India merchant.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

One item.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This volume was purchased by Guildhall Library in 2002. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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Description Notes

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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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