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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to Furniture and Interior Design


Barking and Dagenham Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Gross, Sherwood & Heald Ltd, varnish manufacturers, Barking: papers [transferred from Valence House Museum] 1894-1950 (ACQ2014/008)

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

  • Frederick George Rhodes (1890-1973), carpenter: reminiscences about growing up in Foots Cray and observations on the history of the Cray Valley 1890-2014 (PE134)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Thomas Padmore & Sons, billiard table makers, Birmingham: records 1941-1954 (MS 4757)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Anthony & John Hamence, carpenters and wheelwrights, Sutton: day books and ledgers 1865-1913 (R114/010)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Denis Mitchell (b 1912), sculptor, painter and craftsman: personal and working papers 20th cent (X1379)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • South Lakeland Decorative and Fine Arts Society: records incl minutes, photograph albums and church recording papers 1988-2007 (WDSO 388)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Alfred Octavius Hemming (1843-1907), stained glass designer: research papers rel to AO Hemming, who designed artwork and stained glass windows at St Mary's Church, Cromford c1985-2003 (D7751)

Dorset History Centre

  • John Makepeace, furniture designer and maker, Beaminster: drawings, photographs and papers 1975-2009 (D/MKP)
  • Carter & Co, pottery manufacturers, Poole: original hand painted sheets 'The Circus' by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis 1930-1939 (D/PPY)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Kenneth Clark Ceramics Ltd, Lewes: papers and examples of work 1950-2000 (Acc 11794)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Park Handicraft Centre, Pontypridd: log book detailing tuition in woodwork and drawing to pupils in nearby schools 1909-1938 (EPP28)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • John James Furnishings, Bream: ledgers, day books and photographs 1954-2014 (D13624)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Francis Joseph Baigent (1830-1918), antiquary: coloured drawings on tracing paper of a wall painting of the legend of St Christopher, St Lawrence church, Winchester and of a diaper pattern on the walls at St Cross 1849 (95A14)

Haringey Archive Service

  • HK Furniture Ltd, furniture manufacturer, Haringey: catalogues, promotional material, drawings and designs, certificates, press cuttings and photographs 1930-2008 (ldbcm:a/12/9)
  • Harris Lebus Ltd, furniture manufacturer, Woodley: financial records, catalogues, brochures, photographs, corresp, press cuttings, publications and personal papers 1883-2002 (ldbcm:a/12/13)

Lancashire Archives

  • Abbott & Co Ltd, glass stainers, Lancaster: additional window designs 19th-20th cent (DDAB)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Robin McGhie (1922-2012), artist, designer and calligrapher: drawings and plans of artefacts and murals, designed for churches 20th cent (ACC 6686)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Sydney W Rogerson (fl 1920-1969), plumber, decorator and musician: personal papers c1920-1969 (2014/12)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Tibor Reich Designs Ltd, fabric designers, Stratford-on-Avon: records 1960-2014 (DR 543)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

  • Peter Brear (fl 1968-1974), author: research papers rel to his publications 'English Country Pottery' and 'The Collectors Book of English Country Pottery' c1960-1974 (SD 1668)
  • William Millward (fl 1878-1892), pottery turner: pattern book and remnants of recipe book while employed at Doulton factory, Burslem 1878-1892 (SD 1684)
  • K David Richardson (fl c1970-1999), pottery researcher: research papers, corresp, photographs and slides rel mainly to his research on patterns at GF Bowers & Co, pottery manufacturer, Tunstall c1970-1999 (SD 1675)
  • Samuel Alcock, pottery manufacturer, Burslem: pattern book 19th cent (SD 1687)
  • Unnamed pottery manufacturer, Stoke-on-Trent: pattern book c1937-1939 (SD 1685)
  • British Ceramics Confederation: additional records, incl papers of predecessor bodies, mainly rel to wage structure and negotiations c1960-1990 (SD 1671)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Edward Silcocks, builder, carpenter and general furnisher, Rode: account book [transferred from Cornwall Record Office] 1850-1869 (438A)


Wallace Collection

  • Gaugain family, painters and engravers, London: corresp between members of the Gaugain family rel to family life and the London art market 1813-1836 (GAUG/)
  • Geoffrey de Bellaigue (1931-2013), decorative arts scholar, former director of the Royal Collection: research notes and photographs on Sèvres porcelain c1752-2010 (BELL/)


Museum of Science and Industry

  • Jean Elizabeth Gregson (fl 1924-1937), textile design artist: notebooks, samples and other course work from Gregson's studies, principally at the Manchester School of Art 1924-1937 (2014-3008)


Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Helen M Turner (b 1937), artist and carpet designer: carpet designs, photograph album and other papers 19th-20th cent (ACCN 3834)

Keele University Library Special Collections and Archives

  • AT Finney & Sons Ltd, fine bone china manufacturers, Longton: order books and account books, with notebook of AT Finney junior c1910-1989 (UGSD 143)
  • William Adams & Sons, pottery manufacturers, Tunstall: address book, sample book and trade price book c1920-1950 (UGSD 136)

Oxford University: Griffith Institute

  • Walter Segal (1907-1985), architect, furniture designer, archaeological surveyor: additional papers incl notes, drawings, negatives and photographs of thrones, chairs, stools and footstools, mainly from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (1935) and the British Museum in London (1936), with reference notes for furniture records 1935-1936 (Segal MSS)