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Birmingham's Archives

Labour have been whittering on about the archives being close to the reference Library. The archives are currently so close to the reference Library that many of them are in Gloucester and Wolverhampton. Viz

Archives at Gloucester Record Office
CO-OP Records Large run (to be returned to Central Library 8th August 2005)
Town Clerks Deeds Large run of 19th-20th century title deeds of council owned properties no longer in existence
MS 3 Beale & Co, Solicitor's collection 19th - 20th c
MS 227 Smallwood, Wine Merchants, business records 18th-20th c
MS 318 Suckling, Silversmiths, large business collection 19th-20th c
MS 1096 Bocking Mining Engineers 19th-20th c
MS 1579 Cadbury Trust. Large collection 20th c
MS 1586 Assay Office Gold and Silver Books etc 19th-20th c. Large run of large books.
MS 1589 Painters & Decorators business records 19th-20th c
MS 1707 Newey Brothers, Business records, Pins, Zips etc, 19th-20th c
MS 1717 Scholefield, Goodman & Sons, Merchants/Shipping business 18th-20th c
MS 1724 Albright & Wilson. Records of chemical works at Olbury, 19th-20th c
MS 1875 Smith & Pepper, Jewellers, business records 19th-20th c
MS 2406 Sapcote Builders, business records, 20th c, large collection.

Archives at Wolverhampton Record Office
West Midlands County Council Records.


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