Catalogue description The records of William Tookey and Sons and W Garstin and Sons Ltd, funeral directors
This record is held by City of Westminster Archives Centre
|Title:||The records of William Tookey and Sons and W Garstin and Sons Ltd, funeral directors|
This collection includes cost books, day books and order books together with financial material
|Held by:||City of Westminster Archives Centre, not available at The National Archives|
|Physical description:||102 files|
N.B. A "THIRTY YEAR RULE" APPLIES TO ALL RECORDS IN THIS COLLECTION.
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
deposited by J H Kenyon Ltd, through the Business Archives Council in February 1978.
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The main office of W Garstin and Sons was originally at 49 Wigmore Street. In 1966 this firm amalgamated with William Tookey and Sons, and moved to their old main office at 51 Marylebone High Street. In 1973 the whole concern was acquired by J H Kenyon Ltd (see Accession 934), though it continues to work from the Marylebone High Street address under the name 'W Garstin and Sons Ltd, incorporating William Tookey and Sons'.
The precise definition of the post 1966 accounts is therefore difficult, as two and sometimes three companies are concerned. Most of the records divide early enough between the two firms.
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