Frederick Huth & Company Archives

Scope and Content

Frederick Huth & Company Archives, 1812-1955, comprising out-letters and account books, 1812-1904; in-letters, 1814-1850; and Russia files, 1914-1955. The out-letters and accounts are from England, Germany and Spain. The in-letters are from various countries including America, France, Germany, Holland, India, Ireland, Russia, Scandinavia, Scotland and Spain.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederick Huth first established his own business in Corunna, Spain, in 1805. He came to London in 1809 and set up business as a merchant. In 1814 he took John Frederick Grning into partnership and the resulting firm, Huth & Company, was formed. Throughout the 19th century the firm is described in London directories as 'merchants'; only from 1904 is the description 'bankers' added, although it is clear that the business always included banking. From 1912 the firm had a fur warehouse; it also had a tea warehouse from 1921. In 1936 the company was dissolved: the banking business was acquired by British Overseas Bank Ltd, and the fur business by C M Lampson & Co Ltd.

Access Information


The collection is currently closed for conservation.

Acquisition Information

Deposited during the 1960s and 1970s.

Other Finding Aids

A basic list is available on the online catalogue. See also 'A Guide to Manuscript Sources for the History of Latin America and the Caribbean in the British Isles', ed Peter Walne (Oxford University Press, London, 1973).

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.