|Description||Pickard grocer's business records including memorandum of agreements, financial account ledgers, cash books, receipts, shop leases including 99 Devons Road, Bow, 1878-1940.|
Also family Letters, postcards, wills, funeral bills and costs, certificates including birth, military service exemption and ration cards and forms, job references, concert and other event programmes; Wesleyan Methodist and Sunday school certificates, order of service and hymns and mission fundraising and church collections.
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|AdminHistory||The Pickard family have been owners of several properties on Devons Road since 1897 when Mr. James Pickard purchased 117 Devons Road and turned it into a family grocer. After his death in 1913, the late Mr. James Pickard's estate and grocers was passed down onto his son Mr. Archibald William James Pickard. During his lifetime, Mr James Pickard lived in Bromley, in the Devons Road properties with his wife Mrs. Lydia Pickard. Both Mr. Pickard and his wife were buried in Tower Hamlets Cemetery. Some time after the death of his father, Mr. Archibald Pickard moved out of 101 Devons Road. Mr. A. Pickard continued to own the properties and began renting them out. He continued to take care of the properties from his home in Dorset. |
|CustodialHistory||Originally donated by the family to the Museum of London reference D.38. Accession reference 88.186/74-248. Donated to THLHLA by the Museum of London in 2016.|