Catalogue description Gobbitt and Kirby, grocers, Woodbridge

This record is held by Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

Details of HC32
Reference: HC32
Title: Gobbitt and Kirby, grocers, Woodbridge

The collection includes log books of the firm, 1896-1902, miscellaneous bills etc., 1872-1890, and price lists, 1895-1937

Date: 1872-1937
Held by: Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

F W Gross and Company, 1817-1850's, Woodbridge, Suffolk, grocers and wine merchants

Gobbitt and Kirby, 1946-1974, Woodbridge, Suffolk, grocers and wine merchants

Physical description: 31 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Received by Suffolk Record Office on 21 February - 13 June 1974.


Acc. Nos. 1858, 1869, 4042

Administrative / biographical background:

The history of the firm of Gobbitt & Kirby, grocers and wine merchants can be traced in effect to 1817, when F.W. Gross and Company set up a general grocery and wine shop in the Thoroughfare, Woodbridge. The business was carried on from the 1850's by James Gross and Company, and from about 1895 by Mr. F.W. Gobbitt, who, in 1915, entered into partnership with R.W. Kirby. In 1946, the firm became a private limited company. Messrs. Gobbitt & Kirby ceased to trade on 28 February, 1974.

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