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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-201
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1788-1800
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): William Parker and Son | glass sellers


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Parker was a glass seller at 69 Fleet Street from 1763. From 1772-84 the firm was known as William Parker and Company and from 1785-97 as William Parker and Son. In 1798 his son Samuel took over the business and traded as Parker and Perry, glass manufacturers, from 1803-18.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of William Parker and Son, glass sellers, comprising letters from customers ordering glassware. The letters are largely from aristocratic and gentry customers and may have been kept for that reason.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 envelope containing 15 double sheets and 4 sheets.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These letters were bought from a dealer.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The whereabouts of other records of this firm are unknown.

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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