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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-032
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1890-1925
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): Boulnois, Drew and Co | tea dealers


Administrative/Biographical history:

The company was established by Stratten Boulnois in 1891 as a firm of tea brokers. It changed its name in 1897 to Drew, Kerr and Company; in 1903 to T.A. Kerr and Company; and in 1915 to T.A. Kerr and Son. The company's addresses were 3 Love Lane until 1897, 20 Eastcheap 1897 to 1916, and 23 Rood Lane from 1917.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Boulnois, Drew and Company, tea dealers, comprising a ledger and balance sheets.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Chronological order.

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:

Given to Guildhall Library in 1981. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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