Archive centreWhitehaven
ReferenceYDB 18
Alternative ref.DB 69
TitleR and H Jefferson, wine and spirits merchants, of 27 Lowther street, Whitehaven
DescriptionLedgers day Books, Journals, cash books invoice files, Balance Books, diaries, Sales Books, invoice Books, stock Books sundries Books, cash Books, financial volumes etc.
Date1754-1988
ContextFounded in 1785 (Kelly's Directory, 1938) the firm, which had remained in the same family ownership, closed for business on Saturday 27 June 1998. R & H Jefferson's is recorded in trade directories as follows: 1811 Jefferson & Son, merchants and spirit dealers, Lowther Street; 1829 Robert and Henry Jefferson, wine and spirit merchants and importers, 27 Lowther Street; 1847 Robert and Henry Jefferson, wine and spirit merchants and importers, 26 Lowther Street; 1858 Robert and Henry Jefferson, West India merchants, wholesale wine and spirit merchants, and shipowners, 29 Lowther Street; 1869 Robert and Henry Jefferson, wine and spirit merchants and importers, 29 Lowther street; 1884-1954 Robert and Henry Jefferson, wine and spirit merchants and importers, 27 Lowther street; The pre-1814 records were lost in a fire. The records deposited date from 1814-1959. A quantity of material relating to the business and to the estates in Antigua was sold into private hands by the Jefferson family in 1994.
Related materialFor further information see local studies file `Jefferson family', Jeffersons of Whitehaven' by B Clark (56JEF) and From Cumberland to Cape Horn by D Hollett (29HOL).
Catalogue levelFonds
Subject termsWine merchants
Wine industry

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Persons
CodePerson/Corporate namesDates
NA125Jefferson; Robert (1785-1848); Wine merchant1785-1848
NA991Whitehaven; R & H Jefferson; 1785-; wine and spirit merchants1785-
Places
CodePlace names
NA50Lowther Street/Whitehaven/Cumberland
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