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Hogg, Sons & J B Johnstone Ltd

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1753 HSJ
Held at: University of Westminster
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Full title: Hogg, Sons & J B Johnstone Ltd
Date(s): 1900s-c1999
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 volumes, 1 file
Name of creator(s): Boulter, Hepburn & Watts | Clifford Street, London | tailors
Hogg, Sons & J B Johnstone Ltd | Clifford Street, London | tailors
Tautz & Co Ltd | Grafton Street, London | tailors
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Savile Row and its environs, behind Regent Street, were renowned for their bespoke tailoring businesses. Boulter, Hepburn and Watts was apparently succeeded by Hogg, Sons & J B Johnstone Ltd; both companies had premises on Clifford Street (nos 10 and 19 respectively). The firm started in 1820 by John Brown Johnstone of Lockerbie, Scotland, developed as a civil and military tailors and was purchased from Johnstone's descendant by John Donaldson-Hudson in the 1940s. It acquired the firm of Hogg & Sons in the 1950s, and closed in 1999. The relationship with Tautz & Co Ltd (civil and sporting tailors, established in 1807), which had premises at no 19 Grafton Street, is unclear.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records, 1900s-c1999, of tailoring firms in the Savile Row area, including three order/sample books for military and other uniforms and suits, containing fabric samples and notes on dress, some loosely inserted: one volume for Boulter, Hepburn & Watts, apparently succeeded by Hogg & Sons & J B Johnstone Ltd, from the 1900s onwards; another, including customer names, dating from the 1950s to 1993; and one for Tautz & Co Ltd, from the 1920s onwards. With undated letterheads for Hogg, Sons & J B Johnstone Ltd and Tautz & Co Ltd [late 20th century] and a brief typescript account of Hogg, Sons & J B Johnstone Ltd, c1999.

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Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signing the Regulations for Access form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, for research use only, unless copyright restrictions apply or the item is too fragile to be copied. Requests to publish original material should be addressed to the University Archivist.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented on the closure of Hogg, Sons & J B Johnstone Ltd in 1999.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
Jan 2002

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