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    Businesses (387)

    Organisations (1164)

    Persons (333)

    Diaries (142)

    Families (104)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (315)

    • NRA 32228 Adams Brothers, upholsterers, furnishers and cabinet makers, Birmingham
    • NRA 8588 Adderley family, Barons Norton: family and estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 36990 Albright & Wilson Ltd, chemical mfrs, Oldbury
    • NRA 36991 Albright family of Edgbaston: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 30294 All Saints Mental Hospital, Winson Green, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 39473 William Allday & Co Ltd, portable forge mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 13768 Alston and Egginton families of Winson Green: deeds and papers
    • NRA 40673 Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners: Sutton Coldfield branch
    • NRA 32212 Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers: Northfield branch
    • NRA 42925 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of England: Vesey Lodge No 4473, Sutton Coldfield
    • NRA 29558 Ansells Ltd, brewers, Birmingham
    • NRA 13907 Arden & Cobden Hotels Ltd
    • NRA 36671 AM Ashmore, boot and shoe makers and retailers, Birmingham
    • NRA 34534 Aston Manor Congregational Chapel, Birmingham
    • NRA 32203 Atkin & Sons Ltd, tool makers, Birmingham
    • NRA 36399 W & T Avery Ltd, mfrs of scales, weights and weighing machines, Smethwick
    • NRA 32209 S & J Bailey, mining engineers, Birmingham
    • NRA 6303 CE Baker collection: deeds and Hales family papers
    • NRA 36665 Banner Theatre Co, Birmingham
    • NRA 30397 Oliver Banwell, conscientious objector: corresp and papers
    • NRA 32178 Ettwell Augustine Bracher Barnard, antiquary: MS collection
    • NRA 36727 Barwell family, brassfounders, Birmingham: papers
    • NRA 32181 Bayes family of Birmingham: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 34610 Beacon Insurance Co Ltd, Birmingham
    • NRA 36181 Belliss & Morcom Ltd, machinery mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 32179 Birmingham and District Nursing Association
    • NRA 32191 Birmingham and District War Refugees Fund
    • NRA 30301 Birmingham and Edgbaston Debating Society
    • NRA 30375 Birmingham and Liverpool Ship Canal link to online catalogue
    • NRA 30307 Birmingham and Midland Borough Road Club
    • NRA 42383 Birmingham and Midland Hospital for Women
    • NRA 30391 Birmingham Archaeological Society
    • NRA 33258 Birmingham Arts Association
    • NRA 30300 Birmingham Association for the Unmarried Mother and her Child
    • NRA 36682 Birmingham Association of Mechanical Engineers
    • NRA 32784 Birmingham Athletic Institute
    • NRA 34477 Birmingham Battery & Metal Co Ltd, copper and copper alloy product mfrs
    • NRA 32213 Birmingham Blood Transfusion Service
    • NRA 34592 Birmingham Blue Coat School
    • NRA 30331 Birmingham Board of Guardians
    • NRA 34521 Birmingham Borough Magistrates Court
    • NRA 34601 Birmingham Botanical and Horticultural Society
    • NRA 34614 Birmingham: Bourne College
    • NRA 32833 Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 29839 Birmingham Canal Navigations
    • NRA 36487 Birmingham Central Library: nonconformist marriage registers
    • NRA 33275 Birmingham charities
    • NRA 32842 Birmingham Children's Hospital
    • NRA 32231 Birmingham Christian Evidence and Protestant Laymens Association
    • NRA 30311 Birmingham Chrysanthemum Society
    • NRA 30381 Birmingham City
    • NRA 32165 Birmingham City Archives: Methodist records
    • NRA 36803 City of Birmingham parish records
    • NRA 32247 Birmingham Civil Defence and Home Guard
    • NRA 32183 Birmingham Class Teachers Association
    • NRA 28607 Birmingham collection
    • NRA 32806 Birmingham Congregational Board
    • NRA 30387 Birmingham County Football Association
    • NRA 36726 Birmingham: Deritend Chapel Endowment Trust
    • NRA 30388 Birmingham Diocesan Lay Readers Board
    • NRA 39680 Birmingham Diocese
    • NRA 8645 Birmingham District Probate Registry
    • NRA 36733 Birmingham: Erdington Debating Society
    • NRA 32246 Birmingham Exchange
    • NRA 43065 Birmingham Friends Book Society
    • NRA 6705 Birmingham General Dispensary
    • NRA 33273 Birmingham General Hospital
    • NRA 36675 Birmingham: Grey Cock Folk Club
    • NRA 30304 Birmingham: Harborne Cricket Club
    • NRA 36725 Birmingham: Harborne Parish Lands Charity
    • NRA 32210 Birmingham Head Teachers Association
    • NRA 34607 Birmingham Hospitals Contributory Association
    • NRA 36684 Birmingham Industrial Trust Ltd
    • NRA 36748 Birmingham: John Avins Trust
    • NRA 30394 Birmingham Liberal Association
    • NRA 32198 Birmingham Libraries Staff Society
    • NRA 32385 Birmingham Library Social Sciences Department: labour movement records
    • NRA 30389 Birmingham: Lord Mayors War Relief Fund
    • NRA 30374 Birmingham Markets Committee
    • NRA 43131 Birmingham Maternity Hospital
    • NRA 32786 Birmingham Municipal Bank
    • NRA 32206 Birmingham: Municipal Players
    • NRA 30378 Birmingham: Nelson Street Adult Early Morning School
    • NRA 30298 Birmingham Penny Bank
    • NRA 32224 Birmingham Philosophical Society
    • NRA 30379 Birmingham Presbytery
    • NRA 30310 Birmingham Provident Dispensary: Hockley branch
    • NRA 32230 Birmingham Quarter Sessions
    • NRA 29847 Birmingham Reference Library: misc accessions
    • NRA 26469 Birmingham Reference Library: railway collection
    • NRA 33264 Birmingham Regional Hospital Board
    • NRA 36731 Birmingham Royal Institution for the Blind
    • NRA 32185 Birmingham Settlement
    • NRA 34612 Sir Josiah Mason's Orphanage and Almhouses, Birmingham
    • NRA 36662 Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd, rifle, cycle, tool and aircraft components mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 32182 Birmingham: Society for the Relief of Infirm Aged Women
    • NRA 4579 Birmingham: St Mary's and Duddeston Occupational Centre Committee
    • NRA 34599 Birmingham Stock Exchange
    • NRA 26558 Birmingham: Tennal School
    • NRA 36676 Birmingham: The Arnold Club
    • NRA 40666 The Birmingham Club
    • NRA 30309 Birmingham Trades Council
    • NRA 33265 Birmingham Triennial Music Festival
    • NRA 30518 Birmingham Unitarian Brotherly Benefit Society
    • NRA 32214 Birmingham Urban Studies Centres
    • NRA 32215 Birmingham Voluntary Transport Service
    • NRA 29842 JW Bond & Co, horseshoe and metal mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 32155 Bond Street Baptist Chapel, Birmingham
    • NRA 32160 Bordesley Green Baptist Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 14609 Boulton & Watt, steam engine manufacturers, Handsworth and Smethwick link to online catalogue
    • NRA 9497 Boulton family of Birmingham and Great Tew: business, family and estate corresp and papers
    • NRA 33262 Bournville Village Trust
    • NRA 4621 James Brindley, engineer: diary and Deritend deeds
    • NRA 36993 British Jewellery and Giftware Federation
    • NRA 32211 British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John of Jerusalem: Birmingham joint committee
    • NRA 30293 Charles Britten, printer and stationer, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 34609 Max Bruch, composer: letters to Richard Peyton
    • NRA 39612 Buller Jeffries, solicitors, Birmingham
    • NRA 36182 Burman & Sons Ltd, horse clippers, shears, gear boxes and motor vehicle components mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 25050 Cadbury family of Birmingham: family and business papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 34608 Cadbury Trusts
    • NRA 6811 Caddick & Yates, solicitors
    • NRA 32195 Helen Caddick, author: travel journals
    • NRA 39617 Calliope, literary society, Birmingham
    • NRA 32163 Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 32156 Cannon Street Baptist Chapel, Birmingham
    • NRA 34598 Mary Capper, Quaker: corresp and misc papers
    • NRA 32149 Carrs Lane Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 32223 Charity Commission: Birmingham and district charities accounts
    • NRA 32788 Chaucer Head Book Shop, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 6575 Childe family of Kinlet: family and estate papers
    • NRA 28569 Church of the Messiah, Birmingham
    • NRA 32158 Church of the Redeemer, Hagley Road, Edgbaston
    • NRA 32161 Circus Chapel, Bradford Street, Birmingham
    • NRA 39604 Clarion Singers, Birmingham
    • NRA 33261 Council for British Archaeology: Regional Group 8 (West Midlands)
    • NRA 40581 Coventry family, Earls of Coventry: deeds and papers, incl papers of Lord Keeper Coventry
    • NRA 32220 F Burton Crosbee, silversmiths, Birmingham
    • NRA 36670 Davenports Brewery Ltd, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 30295 F Davis Ltd, wire rope mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 32150 Digbeth Institute, Birmingham
    • NRA 32817 Digbeth-in-the-Field Congregational Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 6208 Digby family of Meriden: family and estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 14306 Rashleigh Edward Hungerford Duke, Anglican clergyman and antiquary: MS collection link to online catalogue
    • NRA 34605 East Worcestershire Conservative Association
    • NRA 32151 Edgbaston Congregational Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 39609 Edgbaston Ward National Savings Committee, Birmingham
    • NRA 39605 Charles & CA Edge, architects, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 19387 Edwards, Son & Bigwood & Mathews, auctioneers and estate agents, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 32245 Electrical Association for Women: Erdington, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield branches
    • NRA 32153 Erdington Congregational Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 41474 Erdington Presbyterian Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 30390 Sydney Arthur Fleming, builder, Hockley
    • NRA 36667 Philip Sargant Florence, economist and sociologist, and Lella Faye Secor Florence, birth control pi
    • NRA 32242 Forhill House Remand Home, Kings Norton
    • NRA 40674 Forward Operatic Society, Birmingham
    • NRA 29844 Foster, Pettitt & Simcox, solicitors, Birmingham: deeds link to online catalogue
    • NRA 6037 Richard Fowler & Son, surveyors and estate agents, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 36683 WH Fraley & Sons Ltd, marble masons, Birmingham
    • NRA 6576 Galton family of Birmingham and Hadzor: family and estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 30305 Richard Cadbury Gibbins & Co, engineers and cranemakers, Birmingham
    • NRA 13644 Gooch family, baronets, of Benacre: Birmingham deeds
    • NRA 18637 Gough family of Perry Barr: family and estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 39624 Great Barr and Perry Barr Association for the Prosecution of Felons
    • NRA 30297 Guest Keen & Nettlefolds Ltd, ironfounders, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 32234 Leslie Halward, author: corresp, literary MSS and papers
    • NRA 32251 Hamstead Lawn Tennis Club
    • NRA 36679 Handsworth Bridge Lands Charity, Birmingham
    • NRA 13769 Harborne deeds
    • NRA 39614 Harborne Lawn Tennis Club, Birmingham
    • NRA 34596 William Eric Harding, Congregational minister: diaries and papers
    • NRA 39535 John Hardman & Co Ltd, mfrs of ornamental metalwork, stained glass and church furnishings, Birmingh
    • NRA 30386 Joseph Harris Ltd, drycleaners, Birmingham
    • NRA 32239 William Harris, architect and politician: corresp
    • NRA 34600 James Harrison & Sons Ltd, manufacturing jewellers, Birmingham
    • NRA 29841 Hatwell Pritchett & Co, solicitors, Birmingham: clients papers
    • NRA 34535 Hay Mills Congregational Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 34485 George Heaton, inventor: corresp and papers rel to his steam carriage
    • NRA 32202 Ralph Heaton & Sons, coiners, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 32252 Daniel Rowlinson Hill and Daniel Shenton Hill, architects: travel diaries and drawings
    • NRA 39620 HM Prison, Winson Green
    • NRA 32196 John Holt, organ builder, Harborne
    • NRA 13767 Holte family of Aston Hall: deeds and papers
    • NRA 7031 Rev FA Homer: genealogical collection of Staffs, Warwicks and Salop deeds and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 32204 Henry Hope & Sons Ltd, metal window mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 39531 Hoskins Ltd, hospital bedstead, ward furniture and equipment mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 39533 Frederick Tyrie Sidney Houghton, antiquary: papers
    • NRA 36685 Sir Herbert Humphries & McDonald, civil engineers, Birmingham: plans
    • NRA 8684 Hutton and Beale families of Birmingham: letters and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 30312 Catherine Hutton, author: literary MSS and misc papers
    • NRA 32859 ICI Metals Ltd, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 39613 Jaffray family, baronets, of Skilts: misc corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 29840 EH James Ltd, wine and spirit merchants, Birmingham
    • NRA 936 Jesson family of West Bromwich: deeds and papers
    • NRA 6574 Alan Keen Ltd: Warwicks, Worcs and Staffs deeds
    • NRA 39534 Mary Elizabeth King, farmer's wife: diaries
    • NRA 30315 Kings Norton Board of Guardians
    • NRA 32821 Kings Norton United Reformed Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 32808 Kingstanding (Ebenezer Memorial) Congregational Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 32829 Ladypool Road Congregational Church, Sparkbrook, Birmingham
    • NRA 32241 John Alfred Langford, journalist and author: corresp and misc papers
    • NRA 32194 Lee, Crowder & Co, solicitors, Birmingham
    • NRA 32205 Library Association: West Midlands branch
    • NRA 30308 Lister & Wright Ltd, jewellers and goldsmiths, Birmingham
    • NRA 23593 Lloyd family of Areley Hall: deeds and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 43481 Lodge Road Baptist Church, Hockley, Birmingham
    • NRA 33242 Lombard Street Baptist Chapel, Birmingham
    • NRA 32192 William Lovett, chartist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 36744 Lowe & Jolly, solicitors, Birmingham
    • NRA 32809 Lozells Congregational Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 32189 Luce & Silvers, auctioneers, Bromsgrove
    • NRA 24190 Lyttelton family, Viscounts Cobham: manorial documents and deeds link to online catalogue
    • NRA 34593 William Mackenzie, cooper and timber merchant, Birmingham
    • NRA 34603 Sir Herbert John Baptista Manzoni, civil engineer: scrapbooks
    • NRA 30398 Marston Green Cottage Homes
    • NRA 34606 McKewan & McKewan, architects, Birmingham
    • NRA 32208 Meredith & Co (Birmingham) Ltd, paint and varnish mfrs
    • NRA 43892 Metropolitan-Cammell Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd, railway carriage and rolling stock mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 30395 Middlemore Childrens Emigration Homes
    • NRA 30377 Midland Adult Schools Union
    • NRA 30303 Midland Arts Club
    • NRA 33257 Midland Chemists Committee
    • NRA 32232 Midland Educational Co Ltd, booksellers and stationers, Birmingham
    • NRA 39637 Midland Sailing Club, Birmingham
    • NRA 36735 Midlands Electricity Consultative Council
    • NRA 30392 Midlands Film Theatre Ltd, Birmingham
    • NRA 32226 Midlands Gardeners Association
    • NRA 32787 The Montserrat Co Ltd, West India merchants, Birmingham
    • NRA 36658 WH Moore & Sons Ltd, non-ferrous metal mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 32250 Morley Properties Ltd, Birmingham
    • NRA 39622 Moseley and Balsall Heath Institute
    • NRA 36644 Moseley Baptist Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 32813 Moseley Road Congregational Church, Balsall Heath, Birmingham
    • NRA 36992 Moseley Road Friends' Hall and Institute, Birmingham
    • NRA 30393 Moseley United Quoit and Bowling Club
    • NRA 32157 Mount Zion Chapel, Graham Street, Birmingham
    • NRA 32249 National Association of Health Authorities in England and Wales
    • NRA 32190 National Council of Social Service: Midland office
    • NRA 32180 National Council of Women: Birmingham branch
    • NRA 32216 National Union of Journalists: Birmingham branch
    • NRA 36183 Newey Brothers Ltd, metal fastener mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 32840 Northfield Survey Group collection
    • NRA 4577 Old Meeting Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 32159 People's Chapel, Great King Street, Hockley
    • NRA 34604 Richard Peyton, musical patron: autograph scrapbook
    • NRA 29843 Price, Atkins and Price, solicitors, Birmingham: deeds
    • NRA 33241 John Rabone & Sons Ltd, steel and wooden rule mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 32243 Ramblers Association: Midland area
    • NRA 36657 NC Reading & Co Ltd, gold and silver jewellery, chain and bracelet mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 29846 Cornelius and Ebenezer Robins and Robert Gillam of Birmingham: business and estate papers
    • NRA 36681 Royal British Legion: Forward (Birmingham No 2) branch
    • NRA 34613 Rubery Hill Hospital link to online catalogue
    • NRA 29875 William Russell, merchant and reformer: corresp and papers
    • NRA 30314 Saltley: St Peters College
    • NRA 39611 Savoy Operatic Society, Birmingham
    • NRA 14441 Scholefield, Goodman & Sons Ltd, merchants, Birmingham
    • NRA 34527 Scott family, baronets, of Great Barr: deeds and papers
    • NRA 28570 Scott family, baronets, of Great Barr: deeds link to online catalogue
    • NRA 34602 Scribbans's Purity Bread Ltd, Birmingham
    • NRA 7251 Sebright family, baronets, of Besford: family and estate papers
    • NRA 40667 Severn Street Swimming Club, Birmingham
    • NRA 32197 Severn Trent Water Authority: Birmingham undertakings
    • NRA 34595 Sheffield Equalized Independent Druids: Smethwick branch
    • NRA 32345 Joseph Shore, merchant, Birmingham: business letters from FF Shore in Portugal link to online catalogue
    • NRA 36656 Bernard Sleigh, artist and wood engraver: letters from Henry Havelock Ellis
    • NRA 39532 Smalbroke family, Birmingham: deeds and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 32810 Small Heath Congregational Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 30296 Smallwood & Sons Ltd, wine merchants, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 35797 Smith & Pepper Ltd, manufacturing jewellers, Birmingham
    • NRA 36677 C Herbert Smith & Russell, chartered accountants, Birmingham
    • NRA 7215 J Toulmin Smith: deeds and papers
    • NRA 32184 Smith-Ryland family of Sherbourne: Birmingham deeds and family papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 32785 Sir Arthur Smout JP, businessman: corresp and papers
    • NRA 32219 Society of Chemical Industry: Birmingham and Midland section
    • NRA 30316 Soho Co-operative Society Ltd, Smethwick
    • NRA 30396 Joseph Edward Southall, artist and designer: misc papers
    • NRA 32836 St Columba United Reformed Church, Moseley, Birmingham
    • NRA 32834 St George's Presbyterian Church, Handsworth, Birmingham
    • NRA 39616 Summerfield Hospital, Birmingham
    • NRA 40648 John Sumner, tea-dealer: family corresp and papers
    • NRA 30302 Sutton Coldfield Borough Petty Sessions link to online catalogue
    • NRA 32227 Sutton Coldfield: Princess Alice Orphanage
    • NRA 32188 Sutton Coldfield: Vesey Club
    • NRA 36678 Thomas Swan, Baptist minister: corresp and papers
    • NRA 32217 Swinden (Fancy Goods) Ltd, sewing box makers, Redditch
    • NRA 19368 Taylor family of Strensham: deeds and manorial documents
    • NRA 33259 Henry Richard Yeoville Thomason, architect: working papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 39606 Thomson McLintock & Co, accountants, Birmingham
    • NRA 30299 Sir Richard Threlfall, chemical engineer: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 32807 Union Chapel, Handsworth, Birmingham
    • NRA 32222 Thomas Walker & Son Ltd, ship log mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 29496 Warwickshire parishes
    • NRA 30376 Warwickshire schools
    • NRA 32816 Watery Lane Congregational Church, Bordesley, Birmingham
    • NRA 276 JW Watkins-Pitchford, Bridgnorth: antiquarian collection
    • NRA 22549 James Watt, engineer and James Watt, the younger, scientist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 14314 Wesley Historical Society, West Midlands branch
    • NRA 32455 West Midlands schools
    • NRA 30306 West Birmingham Hospital Management Committee
    • NRA 32248 West Midlands Advisory Council for Further Education
    • NRA 32811 Westminster Road Congregational Church, Handsworth, Birmingham
    • NRA 32244 Wickman Birmingham (1979) Ltd, machine tool mfrs
    • NRA 30292 Winfields Rolling Mills Ltd, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 1280 Wingfield Digby family of Sherborne Castle, Dorset, and Coleshill, Warwicks: deeds and papers
    • NRA 36184 T Winkles & Co, gilt chain and jewellery mfrs, Birmingham
    • NRA 34594 George Winnall & Son Ltd, manufacturers agents, Birmingham
    • NRA 32233 Womens Co-operative Guild: Duddeston branch
    • NRA 13676 EW Wooldridge of West Hagley and Birmingham: Birmingham local collection
    • NRA 36674 John Wormington Ltd, shirtmakers, hosiers and glovers, Birmingham
    • NRA 32177 Wragge & Co, solicitors, Birmingham: clients papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 34483 John Wyatt, industrialist and inventor: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 43477 Wycliffe Baptist Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 14290 Yardley Charity Estates
    • NRA 32814 Yardley Congregational Church, Birmingham
    • NRA 29845 G & J Zair, whip makers, Birmingham

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