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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/431
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1814-1899
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 9 production units.
Name of creator(s): Butterworth | family | of Coventry and Surrey


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Butterworth senior was a timber merchant in Coventry. Henry Butterworth junior is well known as the founder of a publishing firm at 7 Fleet Street in 1818, later known as Butterworth and Company (Publishers). Shortly after 1836 he moved to Upper Tooting in Surrey. The business was taken over on his death by his second son, Joshua Whitehead Butterworth. In 1895 the firm was sold to Shaw and Sons.


Scope and content/abstract:

These family papers relate to trusts established by Henry Butterworth (d 1847) and bequests by his son, Henry (1786-1860).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

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

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These records were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1997 by Eversheds, solicitors, via the British Records Association. They were catalogued in 2004 by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For business records of Butterworth and Company (Publishers) Limited and related companies see CLC/B/034

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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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