G.F. DICKSON AND COMPANY
|Reference code(s)||: GB 0074 CLC/B/098|
|Held at||: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection|
|Full title||: G.F. DICKSON AND COMPANY|
|Level of description||: Collection|
|Extent||: Three production items.|
|Name of creator(s)||: G F Dickson and Co | merchants|
George Frederick Dickson and Company were merchants trading with South America from various addresses in the City : 62 Old Broad Steet 1828-36; 3 Crosby Square 1837-40; 1 Winchester Buildings 1841-1847; 27 New Broad Street 1848-50; 8 Great Winchester Street 1851-68 and 3 Great Winchester Street Buildings 1869-73.
George Frederick Dickson acted as consul general for Buenos Aires in 1841 and 1848-1857 and as consul general for the Argentine Confederation in 1858. From 1863 onwards the company is listed in trade directories as agents for F C Dickson and Company, gunpowder manufacturers of Blackbeck Newton in Lancashire and much of their business from that date appears to have centred round the import/export of gunpowder.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of G F Dickson and Company, merchants, comprising copy out-letters from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to London, and vouchers to account for goods bought in South America.
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:
Access only to holders of a History Card. Please see staff if you require a card.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
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Immediate source of acquisition:
The records of the company held by Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section were bought from a dealer in 1993 and catalogued by a member of staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
The whereabouts of other records of this company are unknown.
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:
November 2010 to January 2011.
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