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STRATTON AND GIBSON

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/209
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: STRATTON AND GIBSON
Date(s): 1798-1817
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Stratton and Gibson | merchants
Stratton, Gibson and Fuller | merchants

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

This firm of Russia merchants, known from 1810 as Stratton, Gibson and Fuller, had premises at 3 Russia Court, Leadenhall Street, (to 1801) and 9 Great St Helens (from 1802).

The firm was principally concerned with the import and sale of linen and other commodities from St Petersburg, Russia, to London. They also acted as London brokers to some provincial merchants, which involved them in coastal trade, and arranged insurance against fire, loss at sea and capture.

The roots of the firm can be traced in trade directories back at least to 1754, to the partnership of Stratton and Rodbard, linen drapers and merchants of Aldgate Within (to ca. 1758), Leadenhall Street (from ca. 1760) and 3 Russia Court, Leadenhall Street (from ca. 1768). The firm was subsequently styled as Stratton and Pieschall (1782-90), Stratton, Gibson and Schonberg (1792-97), Stratton and Gibson (1798-1810) and Stratton, Gibson and Fuller (1810-ca.1822). The firm ceases to appear in trade directories after 1822.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of merchants Stratton and Gibson (later known as Stratton, Gibson and Fuller) comprising two series of account books, 1798-1817.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records presented to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by a private individual in 1982 and catalogued shortly afterwards. 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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