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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/499
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1657-1963
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 99 production units.
Name of creator(s): Salaman | Myer | d 1896 | ostrich feather manufacturer
Salaman | Nathan | d 1905 | ostrich feather manufacturer


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1864 Isaac Salaman, ostrich feather manufacturer of 69 Lamb's Conduit Street, withdrew from his partnership with two of his sons Myer and Nathan Salaman. They continued the business at 45 (later 44-47) Monkwell Street and (from 1893) Falcon Square under the name of Isaac Salaman and Company.

The company also operated as ostrich feather manufacturers, sellers and importers in Cape Town, Paris and New York. In 1895 Myer Salaman sold the business to a new company, Isaac Salaman and Company Ltd, which was registered on 31 May 1895. This company existed until 1943.


Scope and content/abstract:

The Salaman family papers are a collection of deeds, documents and accounts arising from settlements and trusts under the wills of Myer Salaman (died 1 April 1896) and Nathan Salaman (died 18 April 1905). The properties mentioned in the deeds are in the City of London, Islington, Hammersmith and Westminster. Also includes ostrich feather auction sales catalogues.

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:

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:

It is not known whether any records have survived of the business transactions of Isaac Salaman and Company.

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were deposited by trustees of Myer and Nathan Salaman (or their lawyers) in 1973 and 1978, apart from Mss 20508-9 which came from a donor unconnected with the Salaman family. They were catalogued by members of Guildhall Library staff at various dates from 1973. 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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