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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/175
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1927-1950
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 13 production units.
Name of creator(s): Parker, Garrett and Co | solicitors
Rivington and Son | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1858, Henry Watson Parker became a partner in the solicitors' firm of Ellis and Clarke, of 2 Cowper's Court, Cornhill. Until 1868 the firm was then known as Ellis, Parker and Clarke, and in 1864 it moved its premises to the rectory house of St Michael Cornhill.

After 1869 the firm traded under the following styles:
1869-74: Parker and Clarke;
1875: Parker, Watney and Clarke;
1876-9: Parker and Clarke;
1880-1: Parker and Co;
1883-96: Parker, Garrett and Parker;
1897-1901: Parker, Garrett and Holman;
1902-9: Parker, Garrett, Holman and Howden;
1911 to c 1983: Parker, Garrett and Company.

In 1958, Parker, Garrett and Company took over the solicitors' firm of Rivington and Son, of 1 Fenchurch Buildings, 107 Fenchurch Street.

In circa 1983, Parker, Garrett and Company amalgamated with another firm, Taylor and Humbert, of 1 Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn, to form Taylor, Garrett and Company. St Michael's rectory house was briefly retained as a branch office. In 1985, Taylor, Garrett and Company moved to 180 Fleet Street.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Parker, Garrett and Company, solicitors, including ledgers, 1928-50; cash books, 1935-1938, and petty disbursement ledgers, 1927-1929. Also records of Rivington and Son, solicitors, including letter book, ledgers, account books and scrapbooks of material relating to the firm.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

CLC/B/175-01: Parker, Garrett and Company; CLC/B/175-02: Rivington and Son.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

BRA 2203

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited by Taylor, Garrett and Co, per the British Records Association, in February 1985, and catalogued in April 1985 by a member of Guildhall Library staff. 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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