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Arthur Tooth & Sons stock inventories and accounts, 1871-1959

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Arthur Tooth & Sons stock inventories and accounts, 1871-1959

Scope and Content of Collection

The Tooth records comprise a continuous and incomplete series of stock inventories of the main London branch of the firm from 1871-1941. Inventories include detailed listings of purchases made and sales completed. Paintings sales are listed until 1945 and details of sales to 1957 are furnished in annotations in the latest stock inventory. An associated series of consignments, 1929-1959, provides information on works consigned to the firm by practising artists, private owners, and commercial enterprises. The accounts of the London branch for 1913-1937 and 1942-1945 are chronicled in a series of 9 ledgers. The collection includes records of the New York branch of the firm; stock inventories, 1906-1912, and accounts, 1919-1924. There appears to have been regular movement of paintings between the two branches until the New York subsidiary closed in 1924. Records of a Paris subsidiary of the firm are not represented in this collection.

Arrangement note

Arranged in 4 series:
Series I. London branch stock inventories, 1871-1945, 1957;
Series II. London branch consignments, 1928-1959;
Series III. London branch accounts 1913-1937, 1942-1945;
Series IV. New York branch, 1906-1912




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