Bundle of deeds and papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 RYL/1/5/11
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 TB 8 for 1-22 inclusive.
  • Dates of Creation
      1921-1969
  • Physical Description
      28 pieces.

Scope and Content

Deeds and papers relating to the Portland Street and Princess Street warehouses of Rylands and Sons Ltd and consisting of: 

  • /1: Letters, reports, specifications, contracts and accounts relating to alterations carried out on the warehouses from 1879-1881, with Clegg & Knowles as the architects.
  • /2: Lease by Rylands and Sons Ltd to John Yeardley and Richard Bradshaugh Wilkinson, 26 Sep 1879.
  • /3: Counterpart of above.
  • /4: Lease by Rylands and Sons Ltd to the Wilkinsons, 26 Sep 1879.
  • /5: Counterpart of above.
  • /6: Deed of Preemption, between Rylands and Sons Ltd and John and Richard Wilkinson, 26 Sep 1879.
  • /7: Agreement between (1) John and Richard Wilkinson and (2) Jacob, Gustav, Charles and Frederick Behrens, concerning the lease of the ground floor of a warehouse at Portland Street, 21 March 1881.
  • /8: Agreement between Rylands and Sons Ltd and John and Richard Wilkinson, concerning the purchase of machinery, 31 Dec 1881.
  • /9: Correspondence between John Wilkinson and Rylands and Sons Ltd, concerning iron doors and the raising of the staircase, 1882-3.
  • /10: Correspondence between Rylands and Sons and John and Richard Wilkinson, concerning the following conveyances, Apr-Aug 1892.
  • /11: Mortgage between (1) John and Richard Wilkinson (2) Rylands and Sons Ltd (3) William Linnell, 4 Jun 1892.
  • /12: Assignment between (1) John and Richard Wilkinson (2) Rylands and Sons Ltd (3) William Linnell, 31 Aug 1892.
  • /13: Lease between (1) Rylands and Sons Ltd (2) William Linnell (3) John and Richard Wilkinson, 31 Aug 1892.
  • /14: Counterpart of above.
  • /15: Deed of Dissolution of the firm of John Wilkinson & Son and an Assignment of assets and goodwill to John Wilkinson, 9 Nov 1894.
  • /16: Agreement between (1) Rylands and Sons Ltd (2) John and Richard Wilkinson (3) Richard Philip Goldschmidt, Adolph Ahrens and Hermann Julius Goldschmidt, 4 Apr 1901.
  • /17: Deed of Composition between John Wilkinson and his creditors, 6 Jun 1901.
  • /18: Composition receipts.
  • /19: Transfer of Mortgage between (1) Eliza Linnell, William Arnold Linnell and Percy Allison Linnell (2) Rylands and Sons Ltd (3) William Frederick Bewley, 10 Jun 1902.
  • /20: Release of Equity of Redemption and Assignment of goodwill, chattels, book debts and other property by (1) John Wilkinson and William Bewley to (2) Rylands and Sons Ltd, 25 Sep 1902.
  • /21: Statutory Declaration by John Wilkinson, 25 Sep 1902.
  • /22: Miscellaneous correspondence, mainly between John Wilkinson & Son and Sir Jacob Behrens & Sons, 1885-1919, and in an envelope marked 'Sir J Behrens & Sons'.
  • /23: Counterpart Lease by Rylands and Sons Ltd to Barclays Bank Ltd, 18 Nov 1921. Includes Counterpart Agreement of varying conditions, dated 30 Oct 1933. Former reference is No 54.
  • /24: Counterpart Lease by Rylands and Sons Ltd to Louis and Jack Abramovitch, 3 Oct 1946. Includes Counterpart Lease dating from 25 Dec 1951. Former reference is No 53.
  • /25: Agreement between Rylands and Sons Ltd and H.M. Commissioners of Works concerning possession of the third floor of 36 Princess St, 29 Oct 1942-Aug 1943.
  • /26: Counterpart Lease by Rylands and Sons Ltd to D. Spiro and Sons Ltd, 23 Dec 1955. Former reference is No 55.
  • /27: Draft Lease by Rylands and Sons Ltd to Lord and Co. Ltd, 1969. Former reference is No 52.
  • /28: Measurements of 36 Princess Street, 18 Apr 1952.