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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-124
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1837-1846; [1926-1929?]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): London Parcels Delivery Co


Administrative/Biographical history:

The company's first meeting took place in July 1837 at the premises of Leeks and Wills, solicitors of No 2 Charlotte Row, Mansion House. London trade directories show the company to have based their "central station" at No 10 Pickett Street in 1838, and from 1839-1919 at 12 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane. In addition the company had a number of branch offices including Fenchurch Buildings, Aldermanbury, Paddington, Deptford and Chelsea.

The company, registered with the London Stock Exchange from June 1863, was taken over in 1912 by Carter, Paterson and Company Limited (carriers and general forwarding agents of 128 Goswell Road, London). Its premises for 1919-20 are listed in the Stock Exchange Year Books as 265 High Holborn, and from 1921 until 1934 (when the company was wound up) as 128 Goswell Road.


Scope and content/abstract:

London Parcels Delivery Company records comprise: board of directors' minutes, 1837-46; and notes concerning the early history of the company, circa 1926-9. No other records of London Parcels Delivery Company are known to survive.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were presented to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the firm of accountants Moores Rowland, who succeeded the partnership of Moore and Wallis's Mercantile Agency and Edward Moore and Son, who presumably acquired the volume in the course of their business on behalf of London Parcels Delivery Co. 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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