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SLOWMAN, Benjamin (fl 1820-1873)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/504
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SLOWMAN, Benjamin (fl 1820-1873)
Date(s): 1820-1851
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 14 production units.
Name of creator(s): Slowman | Benjamin | fl 1820-1873 | wine and spirit merchant


Administrative/Biographical history:

Benjamin Slowman was a wine and spirit merchant, trading from 32 St Mary at Hill. A Citizen and member of the Company of Spectacle Makers, he was Common Councilman of the precinct of St Andrew Hubbard 1854-79, and from 1870 Deputy of Billingsgate Ward. He served as Master of the Spectacle Makers' Company in 1873.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of Benjamin Slowman, merchant, comprise an order book 1835-42; bought ledger, cash book and vouchers 1820-50; business correspondence 1823-51; and a release regarding the estate of Moses Lewvy, 1848.

Access & Use

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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.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Archives of his wine and spirit business were found in the church of St Mary at Hill, amongst the parish archives of St Mary at Hill and St Andrew Hubbard, and were deposited by the parish of St Mary at Hill in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1956 and 1967. 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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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