This collection contains records of Holland and Co. Ltd. (relating to the business are B/SGR/1-8, to property, B/SGR/9-68, to mortgage dealings, B/SGR/69-119) and records of Seager Evans and Co. Ltd (relating to the business are B/SGR/120-129, to property, B/SGR/130-207, to mortgage dealings, B/SGR/208-251). Records relating to members of the Seager family in their private capacity are B/SGR/252 and 253; and to the estate which William Evans acquired in Chertsey, Surrey, B/SGR/254-349.
1719 - 1926
The records deposited in 1956 were considered as "Estate" records and given the reference E/SGR/1-43. The deposit in 1959 included, as well as further "Estate" material, many records relating to the two firms concerned. A "Business" reference was therefore considered more appropriate, and the new reference, B/SGR/1-349, allotted; thus E/SGR/1-38, 39-41, 42, 43 became B/SGR/9-46, 51-53, 67, 68.