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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/207-18
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: WYER AND HAWKE
Date(s): 1995-1965
Level of description: sub fonds
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Extent: 2 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Wyer and Hawke


Administrative/Biographical history:

Wyer and Hawke were set up as a formal partnership between M R Wyer who and E J Hawke who acted as the London agents for the Bombay Company Limited. The partnership was set up due to the advantages of handling exchange transactions in London and was based at the Wallace Brothers offices at 8 Austin Friars, City of London. It was staffed by senior members of the Bombay Company Limited upon their retirement from India. Wyer was a partner in Wallace and Company 1881-1892 and managing director of the Bombay Company Limited 1890-1904, when Wyer and Hawke was formed. Hawke was a managing director of the Bombay Company Limited 1903-1912. Wyer and Hawke was dissolved in 1968.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Wyer and Hawke including power of attorney, agreements, correspondence, ledgers, journals, cashbooks and other financial registers (CLC/B/207/MS40786 - MS40800).

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:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

48 hours notice required for access.

PLEASE NOTE: Permission to access records less than 45 years old should be sought from the depositor.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright is held by the Depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These archives were deposited as part of the archives of Wallace Brothers; deposited in Guildhall Library in 1974-1976. The deposits were converted to a gift in 1988. Between 1988 and 1991 additional gifts of material were made to the Library. All were previously stored at the London office of Wallace Brothers, and all but a few of the papers were either created there or received there in the course of business. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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Description Notes

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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:
Added January 2014

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