Arthur Alchin Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A small collection of personal and administrative papers generated by Arthur Alchin's role as manager of Tough & Henderson Ltd (later Tough Brothers Ltd), a boat-building and boat repair company with sites at Blackfriars and later Teddington, and his management of the affairs of his aunts at 6a The Terrace, Barnes.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1902, Arthur William Alchin (1888-1950) began working at Tough & Henderson Ltd (later Tough Brothers Ltd), a boat-building and boat repair company with sites at Blackfriars and later Teddington. Arthur managed the business from 1930 until his death in 1950. Arthur's two aunts, Emma Fisher Alchin and Jane Ann Alchin lived at 6a The Terrace, Barnes, and Arthur looked after their financial affairs and the management of the property.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged as follows:

  • DC22/1/1- Photographs of boats
  • DC22/1/2 - Condolence letters regarding the death of Arthur Alchin
  • DC22/2/1 - Documents relating to 6A The Terrace, Barnes
  • DC22/2/2 - Coffin and funeral expenses documents

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access and can be viewed at Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive. No appointment is necessary to view archival material.



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If you would like further information about accessing this collection or have any other queries, please contact Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive through any of the contact methods listed at: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/localstudies

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed catalogue of this collection can be found online at https://richmond.spydus.co.uk/spydus.html