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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-033
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1922-[1960]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): Irving | Margaret | fl 1922-1960 | tea taster


Administrative/Biographical history:

Brash Brothers first appear in a commercial directory in 1892, as a partnership, at 9 and 11 Fenchurch Avenue and 13 St Mary Axe. By 1918, they were at 38 Mincing Lane. From 1923 they were at 23 Rood Lane, and 1935-69 at 13 Rood Lane. They also had various warehouses in the London suburbs at various dates. Brash Brothers appear to have become a limited company, Brash Brothers (Tea) Limited, circa 1940. In 1996 the firm was taken over and no corporate records are known to survive.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Margaret Irving relating to her work as a tea taster at Brash Brothers (Tea) Limited.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These personal papers of Margaret Irving were given to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by a relative in October 1997. 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:
January to May 2011.

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