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A Guide to Tracing the History of a Business


 
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 192 pages
Author: J. Orbell
Year: 2009
Other Data: b&w photos, maps, bibliog, addresses, index
ISBN: 9781860775758

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Product Code: PHL719
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There is a burgeoning interest in the history of a business, expressed not only by academic historians, but by general enthusiasts, business organisations and those interested in the development of a particular business sector, such as architecture or transport.

Covering businesses in England, 'Tracing the History of a Business' outlines the principal sources available to researchers and comprehensively covers a procedure for the search. Most importantly, it has been brought up to date to include the recent development of online and digital sources.

Finding out what happened to a business is the first step. Is it still active or trading under a different name? The answer could lead to the business's archives. How to find surviving records and use the reference material provided by organisations that give advice and maintain registers is described in details. Additionally, there is extensive information on the sources that shed light on a business's activities, such as records of its bankers, accountants and solicitors and those of government agencies and trade associations. The guide concludes with an extensive bibliography and list of relevant addresses.

A valuable reference work, this is the starting point for anyone interested in tracing the history of a business in England.

Contents:
List of Illustrations
Illustration Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction

Section 1: Locating Vital Information About a Business and Research Strategy
Formation, Dissolution, Addresses, Activities and Name-Changes
Approaching the Business

Section 2: Locating Archives of the Business
Introduction
Guides to Record Offices
Registers of Business Archives
Online Access to Archives
Business Archives Deposited in Record Offices
Business Archives Council and Business Archives Council of Scotland
Published Guides to Business Archives

Section 3: Information Sources Outside the Archives of the Business
Archives pf Suppliers of Goods and Services
Records of Government
Records of Associations
Printed Sources
Personal Records
Visual Sources

Bibliography
Addresses
Index


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