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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4719
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1896-1916
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.3 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Field and Sons | auctioneers and surveyors | 1802-1999


Administrative/Biographical history:

Field and Sons, Auctioneers and Surveyors was established in 1802 in Southwark. In 1890s and 1900s the firm described themselves as 'Auctioneers, Surveyors, Land and Estate Agents'. Charles R Field was a partner during the 1900s-1910s and personally dealt with matters relating to clients including Borough Market Trust for which he was also a Trustee. The firm passed out of the family's hands in 1999 after being managed by six generations of the Field Family.

Premises: in Southwark (1802-1880); 54 Borough High Street, Southwark (from 1880). The firm also had a further office successively at 17 Tokenhouse Yard, City of London (1907) 52 Chancery Lane; and 5 Waterloo Place, Westminster (1910s).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Field and Sons including client case files and papers kept by Charles R Field, partner concerning client Borough Market Trust. Mainly comprises circular agendas for Trustee meetings, financial accounts, correspondence about property purchases and insurance. These records were formerly held in one deed tin box.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Eight items.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in May 2016.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For records of Borough Market Trustees see ACC/2058.

The main business archive including ledgers and valuation books is held by Southwark Local History Library and Archive.

The Field Family also gave relevant antique prints of St.Saviours to Southwark Cathedral; and a King James I Bible with editorial notes by the then Rector of St George the Martyr was given to the parish.

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:
Added May 2017.

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