London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


Date of Creation:

1657 - 1963

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Scope and Content:
  • The Salaman family papers are a collection of deeds, documents and accounts arising from settlements and trusts under the wills of Myer Salaman (died 1 April 1896) and Nathan Salaman (died 18 April 1905). The properties mentioned in the deeds are in the City of London, Islington, Hammersmith and Westminster. Also includes ostrich feather auction sales catalogues.
Extent: 99 production units.
Former Reference: MS 14717- 14756, 19320-19336, 20508-20509
Site Location: Held offsite; some items at London Metropolitan Archives
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Administrative History:
  • In 1864 Isaac Salaman, ostrich feather manufacturer of 69 Lamb's Conduit Street, withdrew from his partnership with two of his sons Myer and Nathan Salaman. They continued the business at 45 (later 44-47) Monkwell Street and (from 1893) Falcon Square under the name of Isaac Salaman and Company.

    The company also operated as ostrich feather manufacturers, sellers and importers in Cape Town, Paris and New York. In 1895 Myer Salaman sold the business to a new company, Isaac Salaman and Company Limited, which was registered on 31 May 1895. This company existed until 1943.
Creator: Salaman | Myer | d 1896 | ostrich feather manufacturer
Salaman | Nathan | d 1905 | ostrich feather manufacturer
Custodial History: It is not known whether any records have survived of the business transactions of Isaac Salaman and Company.
Copyright: Depositor
Source of Acquisition:
  • The papers were deposited by trustees of Myer and Nathan Salaman (or their lawyers) in 1973 and 1978, apart from Mss 20508-9 which came from a donor unconnected with the Salaman family. They were catalogued by members of Guildhall Library staff at various dates from 1973. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
  • 1973/024
  • 1978/036
Access Restrictions: These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 2018
Arrangement: Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.