Arthur Thompson and Arthur Thompson and March. (post 1949).
There are four basic series of books relating to the rents of properties managed by the firms. Two are rent books kept by the firm, the other two are the books kept by the rent collectors as they made their rounds.
1. Red Cover - Rent Books. Arranged annually volume by volume in districts, e.g. North, South, East, West of Middlesbrough and North Ormesby and Country etc. Each property is given a double page and the name of the tenant and amount of rent payable and received over the year entered.
2. Fawn Cover - Rent Books. Arranged annually by volume alphabetically under street names e.g. A - D, (one volume contains all areas). The information given is as above.
3. Notebooks - Rent Collector's Books. Arranged chronologically (usually weekly) and by rent collector's districts - within that arranged by collectors route. It usually gives the number of the property, the street and the amount received. It also has the initials of the collector and lists the complaints of the tenants, e.g. leaking pipe, 36, Marsh Road.
4. Blue Cover - Rent Collector's Books. Arranged as above and the information is the same as above. They may give the rent collector's name.
N.B. The A. Thompson deposit contains all four series, the Thompson and March only series 2 and 4.