The contents consist of minutes of meetings, articles of association, memorandum of association, applications and allotments, register and a share ledger for Heron & Brearley Company Limited and Heron & Brearley Contractors Limited. Minutes of meetings, directors’ report, balance sheets and a letter to shareholders for Castletown Brewery are present. Minutes of meetings, registers of mortgages and bonds, members, applications and allotments, register of share ledger, register of directors/managers, a summary of share capital, shares and brewing notes associated with Okell’s Brewery are included. Material relating to Boddingtons (IOM) Ltd and Maningtons appear in the form of minute books, mortgage trust deed, memos and articles. Material relating to Vincent Bucknall & Co. Ltd such as minute books, shareholders annual returns, members and share ledger, register of directors/managers and summary of share capital and shares are within the contents. A director’s report with a statement of accounts for the Manx Electric Railways Co. Ltd is included. Further items relate to the Heron & Brearley steamer contracts and relations with Ellerman Lines and Silloth & Dublin Steamers. Legal documentation in relation to wills and estates, a legal dispute (regarding the illegal distribution and trading of Bass Ale on the Island) and the Corrupt Practice Act are within the deposit. Material relating to the Isle of Man Banking Co. (credit references and receipts of balance sheets) and customs and trade are included. Further information relates to maintenance and transits and job applications within Heron & Brearley.
Numerous items relate to Heron & Brearley’s relations with companies the hospitality trade such as Guinness Brewery and Bass Ale. Drinks merchants Kuhner, Henderson & Co., Blandy Brothers, Yates Bros. & Co., Matthew Clarke & Sons R. P. Culley & Co., Rose’s Lime Juice, Bovril and Coleman & Co are present. Champagne specialists include Moët & Chandon and Pommery and Greno. Whiskey specialists include Andrew Usher & Co., Bulloch Lade & Co. Ltd, Wright & Greig Ltd, McCelland & Co. and Jameson & Co. Sherry and port distributors include Gonzalez Byass & Co. and Feurheerd Bros. & Co. Ltd. Gin suppliers include Coates & Co. Plymouth Gin, J&W Nicholson & Co. and J de Kuyper & Son, Rotterdam. Mineral and carbonated water companies include Jewsbury and Brown Mineral Water Manufacturers, Apollinaris Springwater Company, Schweppes and the Isle of Man Mineral Water Association. Bottling specialists include Bucknall Brothers, Qualtrough & Co. Ltd, Beavis of Bristol and Nuttall Beer Bottle Manufacturing.
Items relating to relations with hotels within the deposit include the Swan Hotel, Ramsey, Granville and Athol Hotels, Douglas, Clara Macauly-Shore Hotel, the Prince of Wales Hotel, Ramsey, Peveril Hotel, Peel and Clarendon Hotel, Harrogate. Further Miscellaneous and ephemera items relate to details the Isle of Man Agricultural Show, dray horses, Guinness and Bass Ale show cards, Ushers posters, labels for bottles and drinks advertisements.