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RECORDS OF THE TOMLIN FAMILY OF LEICESTER, CUTLERY & SHOE MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS, c.1880-c.1920; RECORDS OF THE POLE FAMILY OF BELGRAVE, 1830-1904; DIARY OF AMY STORM OF QUENBY HALL, 1930


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Reference DE 4601
Covering dates c.1880 - 1994
Held by Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office
Extent 33 Files
Source of acquisition Donated: 1st November 1994
Creators Tomlin family of Leicester; Pole family of Belgrave, Leicestershire; Storm, Amy, fl 1930, of Quenby, Leicestershire

Administrative history:
The Tomlin family, which originated from Northampton, seems to have set up business in Leicester around 1840. From trade directories it appears that several members of the family were engaged in separate cutlery and shoe machinery manufacturing businesses during the second half of the 19th Century. William Tom Bowler Tomlin, who ran his own small business until his death around 1924, married Selina Jane Pole of Belgrave. Their daughter, Catharine Mary Tomlin, assisted at Leicester's "Olde Englishe Faire" in 1916 (see programme and photographs). It is thought that her husband, Charles Leslie Welch, was responsible for rescuing the diary of Amy Storm (DE 4601/31) when he undertook some plumbing work at Quenby Hall.



Tomlin family-business  DE 4601/1-10  [n.d.]

[no title]  DE 4601/1  1880s

Contents:
Blank invoice of T. Tomlin & Sons, cutlery manufacturers and inventors of shoe machinery, Victoria Works, Leicester.

[no title]  DE 4601/2  June 1883

Contents:
Estimate of E. Tomlin & Sons, manufacturers of shoe machinery, knives etc., Union Street Works & Union Foundry, Leicester, for supply of cutlery to Cane Hill Asylum London County Council Lunatic Asylum, Surrey.

[no title]  DE 4601/3  Dec. 1884

Contents:
Auction catalogue for stock of shoe machinery and cutlery equipment of E. Tomlin & Son, Union Street Works, Leicester, on retirement from business. W.M. Richards & Co., auctioneers, Millstone Lane, Leicester.

[no title]  DE 4601/4  n.d. late 19thC

Contents:
Photograph of ? shoe machinist's tool.

[no title]  DE 4601/5  n.d. early 20thC

Contents:
Business card of W.T. Tomlin, 25 Shirley St., Leicester, machinist, incl. price list.

[no title]  DE 4601/6  n.d. early 20thC

Contents:
Business card of W. Tomlin (late E. Tomlin & Sons), 25 Shirley St., Leicester, shoe machinist, incl. price list.

[no title]  DE 4601/7  n.d. early 20thC

Contents:
Business card of W. Tomlin (late E. Tomlin & Sons), 36 Shaftesbury Ave., Leicester.

[no title]  DE 4601/8  n.d. early 20thC

Contents:
Business card of W. Tomlin (late E. Tomlin & Sons), 8 Elmdale St., Leicester.

[no title]  DE 4601/9  n.d. early 20thC

Contents:
Business card of W.R. Mudd & Co., shoe machinery engineers, Beatrice Road, Leicester, presented by Wm. Tomlin, incl. price list.

[no title]  DE 4601/10  1920s

Contents:
Blank invoice of W. Tomlin (late E. Tomlin & Son), shoe machinist, Halkin St., Leicester.

Tomlin family - personal  DE 4601/11-13  [n.d.]

[no title]  DE 4601/11  Sept. 1890

Contents:
Receipted invoice of John Earp, undertaker, Archdeacon Lane, Leicester, for funeral of T. Tomlin.

[no title]  DE 4601/12  Nov. 1891

Contents:
Receipted invoice of John Earp, undertaker, Archdeacon Lane, Leicester, for funeral of E. Tomlin.

[no title]  DE 4601/13  n.d. c.1918

Contents:
Photograph of factory girls at Hart & Levy, clothing manufacturers, Leicester where Catharine Mary Tomlin worked as a tailoress.

Catharine Mary Tomlin and "Ye Olde Englishe Faire"  DE 4601/14-18  1916

[no title]  DE 4601/14  Sept. 1916

Contents:
Programme for "Ye Olde Englishe Faire" held in Market Place, Leicester, in aid of Mayor's £100,000 scheme for disabled sailors & soldiers Catharine Mary Tomlin assisted at fair.

[no title]  DE 4601/15  Sept. 1916

Contents:
Leaflet advertising for goods for "Ye Olde Englishe Faire".

[no title]  DE 4601/16  Sept. 1916

Contents:
Mounted photograph of group of ladies at above, incl. Catharine Mary Tomlin.

[no title]  DE 4601/17  Sept. 1916

Contents:
Postcard size photograph of group of ladies at above, incl. Catharine Mary Tomlin.

[no title]  DE 4601/18  n.d. ?Sept. 1916

Contents:
Photograph of Catharine Mary Tomlin in back yard of house, probably taken at time of "Ye Olde Englishe Faire".

Pole family  DE 4601/19-21  [n.d.]

[no title]  DE 4601/19  c.1880

Contents:
Copy print of photograph of 5 members of Belgrave Bowling Club.

[no title]  DE 4601/20  May 1904

Contents:
Postcard from Harry Pole to his grandmother, Avenue Rd., Belgrave, pointing out his recently opened cake shop and café near Clock Tower, Leicester. Photograph shows construction of new tramways by Clock Tower, 24 Sept. 1903.

[no title]  DE 4601/21/1-2  n.d. c.1994

Contents:
Photocopies of first 2 pages of Pole family bible, recording births and deaths, 1830-1873, with note that bible was given to William Pole by teachers of General Baptist Sabbath School, Belgrave, 1845.

Dance Programme Cards  DE 4601/22-30  [n.d.]

Contents:
Probably collected by Selina Jane Pole of Belgrave

[no title]  DE 4601/22  13 Feb. 1890

Contents:
Leicestershire Yeomanry "D" Troop, County Assembly Rooms, Leicester.

[no title]  DE 4601/23  20 Feb. 1890

Contents:
Kibworth Invitation Ball.

[no title]  DE 4601/24  27 Feb. 1890

Contents:
Leicester and Leics. Licensed Victuallers' Annual Ball, County Assembly Rooms, Leicester.

[no title]  DE 4601/25  20 March 1890

Contents:
Thursday Half-Holiday Ball, Assembly Rooms, Leicester.

[no title]  DE 4601/26  1 May 1890

Contents:
Belgrave National School Teachers' Evening Party.

[no title]  DE 4601/27  29 Oct. 1890

Contents:
St. Margaret's Y.M.F.S. Cricket Club Soirée, Waterloo Hall, Leicester.

[no title]  DE 4601/28  12 Dec. 1890

Contents:
Evington Board School Soirée.

[no title]  DE 4601/29  27 Jan. 1891

Contents:
Drapers' Assistants' Annual Soirée, Waterloo Hall, Leicester.

[no title]  DE 4601/30  19 Feb. 1891

Contents:
Yeomanry Ball, County Assembly Rooms, Leicester.

Diary of Amy Storm of Quenby Hall  DE 4601/31  1930

[no title]  DE 4601/31  1930

Contents:
Diary of A. Storm Amy of Quenby Hall, recording visits to hall, trips with Nutting family, illnesses etc. diary probably rescued by C.L. Welch, plumber, who did some work at the hall.

Miscellaneous  DE 4601/32-33  [n.d.]

[no title]  DE 4601/32  Feb. 1901

Contents:
Notice re. closure of Strettons Derby Brewery Ltd., Derby, on day of funeral of Queen.

[no title]  DE 4601/33  Sept. 1994

Contents:
Notes on the accession by depositor.

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