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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-073
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1780-1795
Level of description: Collection
Extent: Two production units.
Name of creator(s): Felix Calvert and Co | brewers


Administrative/Biographical history:

Felix Calvert (1735-1802) was the fourth son of Felix Calvert (1693-1755) of Furneux Pelham by his wife Christian, nee Nicolson (d 1759). His uncle, Sir William Calvert (d 1761) was Lord Mayor in 1749 and established a successful brewery business in Campion Lane, Thames Street.

On his death in 1761, Felix took over the business. By 1773 it had become known as Felix Calvert and Company. He married Elizabeth Ladbroke, daughter of Sir Robert Ladbroke, in 1763. His elder brother Nicolson (1724-93) inherited the family property at Hunsdon House, but died childless. Felix lived at Portland Place. He shot himself in Don Saltero's coffee house in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea on the evening of 23 March 1802. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Nicolson Calvert (1764-1841).

The City of London Brewery traded as Felix Calvert and Company at Campion Lane until 1860.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Felix Calvert and Company, brewers, comprising accounts of beer supplied to customers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Volumes in 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:

Donated to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the City of London Brewery, Upper Thames Street, in 1947. 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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