The BEEBY BROTHERS COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: private ledger 1906-1950; contracts ledger 1918-1962; cash books 1906-1952; contracts work day book 1907-1968; instructions to creditors 1925; Acts and bills of Parliament 1861-1865, 1898, 1920; proposals of County Councils Association as far as they affect heavy locomotives 1920; memorandum concerning taxation of mechanically propelled vehicles 1921; correspondence with the National Traction Engine Owners and Users Association 1921-1925; leaflet concerning the Ministry of Transport regulations concerning the weight of heavy locomotives 1921; application form for licencing and registration of road locomotives 1921; statutory rules and orders 1936-1937; circular letter from Leicestershire War Agricultural Executive Committee 1947; catalogue Bell's Asbestos and Engineering Supplies Ltd 1932; catalogues George Hatch Ltd 1930's; parts list for hay and straw baling press Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd 1944; parts lists for threshing machines Ruston, Proctor and Co Ltd c 1910; photograph of employees of Angrove and Burrows 1890's; photographs of Fowler steam cultivating tackle 1918; auction catalogues of Bunny Hall, near Nottingham 1910, Gotham Estate, Nottingham 1918, The Paddock, 24 Brook Street, Wymeswold 1963; sale particulars of estate of Whatton Manor, Nottingham, 1919, Belvoir Estate, Leicestershire 1920 and Pierrepont Estate, Nottingham 1941

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward and George Beeby took over the business of Angrove and Burrows at Rempstone in 1906/1907. The cultivating business was started in 1907 with seven sets of single cylinder engines. A considerable amount of work was undertaken for the Leicester War Agricultural Committee in 1917-1918. Edward Beeby entered into the partnership in 1907 in a smaller way with special responsibility for the threshing and garden sales side of the business. Edward Beeby was also instrumental in setting up the Steam Cultivating Development Association which was started in 1915.

Arrangement

AC Accounts

AC1 Ledgers

AC2 Cash Books

AC3 Day Books

AC9 Invoices and Accounting Papers

AD Administrative and Commercial Records

AD3 Labour Records

AD5 Materials Records

AD7 Circular Letters

P Publications, Promotions and Advertising Records

P2 Individual Advertising and Servicing Publications

PH Internal Photographic Records

PH3 Individual Prints

SP Social and Personal Records

SP1 General Reference Records including firm histories

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Material deposited on permanent loan May 1972 T72/8

Note

Compile by Caroline Gould 13 November 2002

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please consult the Archivist