London Metropolitan Archives - Item Details


Date of Creation:

1785 - 1847

Reference Code:


Scope and Content:
  • Records of Dixon, Morgan and Company, wine and spirits traders, including incoming letters, vouchers, balance sheet and accounts.
Extent: 5 production units.
Classification: BUSINESSES
Former Reference: MS 38311- 15
Site Location: London Metropolitan Archives
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Administrative History:
  • The firm of Dixon, Morgan & Co shipped wine and spirits, specifically from Oporto in Portugal, where it had considerable interests and where many members of the firm were based. It developed from the successive partnerships of numerous wine merchants, starting with Messrs Haughton, Langston and Dixon in the early 18th century. By 1785 the firm was known as Langston & Dixon. By 1800 this had become Dixon, Brett & Morgan, and was based at 13 Savage Gardens. in ca1810 the name changed again to Dixon, Morgan& Co, which in turn became Morgan Saunders & Co in ca1835, then Thomas Morgan & Co (Moving to 11 Mark Lane) in ca1840, Morgan jun & Ridge (of 24 Savage Gardens) from ca1845, and finally Morgan Bros from 1858. It became a limited liability company in 1872, and moved to Clements House, 27 St Clements Lane in ca1865; 39 Trinity Square in 1872, 16 Mark Lane in 1901, 14 Trinity Square in ca1925; 20 & 22 Wellington Street, WC in ca1940 and 23-29 Walbrook in ca1950. The firm is believed to have been taken over by Crofts in ca1970.
Creator: Dixon, Morgan and Co | wine and spirits traders
Copyright: City of London
Source of Acquisition:
  • The records were purchased by Guildhall Library in 2006. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
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.
Publication Notes:

For some further (though patchy) information, see Charles Sellers, 'Oporto Old and New', 1899, Chapter XXI, pp.199-203