Scope and Content

Consists of sales ledgers and analysis 1954-1971; bought ledgers and analysis 1956-1971; bought ledger (trade description account) 1961-1962; ledger of subscriptions and miscellaneous expenses 1936-1946; petty cash books 1949-1963; petty cash vouchers 1963-1969; cash payment book 1955-1965; cash receipt book 1960-1965; day books 1955-1958; pass sheets 1966; cheques 1960-1965; cheque book stubs 1960-1965; paying in book 1960-1965; bank balances 1965; statements (suppliers) 1967-1971; bank statements 1967-1968; invoice and credit book 1961-1968; invoices relating to suppliers 1967-1970; goods invoices (copies) 1967-1970; goods credits (copies) 1967-1970; receipt sheets 1967-1970; minute books 1935-1971; attendance book board meetings 1936-1964; annual reports 1940-1971; orders and correspondence relating to orders 1957-1970; stock cards 1955-1965; delivery notes 1967-1971; general correspondence 1967-1970; circulars to members 1936-1963; reports on Red Spider Mite investigations 1943-1952; reports relating to ARC, PETTAR, ACE trials 1948-1953; posters and trade cards for ACE fruit n.d.[post 1940]

Administrative / Biographical History

Associated Fruit Growers of Essex Ltd was purchased 1972 forming Lea Valley Fruits Ltd, later Nursery Trades (Lea Valley) Ltd, a friendly society.


  • CR AFG/AC1/1-17 Ledgers
  • CR AFG/AC2/1-6 Cash books and vouchers
  • CR AFG/AC3/1-2 Day books
  • CR AFG/AC4/1 Pass sheets
  • CR AFG/AC6/1-13 Other accounts
  • CR AFG/AC7/1-11 Financial statements
  • CR AFG/AC9/1-41 Invoices and accounting papers
  • CR AFG/AD1/1-9 Minutes
  • CR AFG/AD2/1-45 General administration and commercial records
  • CR AFG/AD5/1-14 Materials records
  • CR AFG/AD8/1-59 Correspondence
  • CR AFG/ET1/1-7 Records of experiments and trials
  • CR AFG/P3/1 Posters and trade cards

Access Information

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Deposited as a gift by the Associated Fruit Growers of Essex Ltd in 1972, CR72/91


Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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Geographical Names