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Barclay and Fry

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Stationers and printers, of 9 College Hill, Cannon Street, and 63 Queen Street, London and Portsmouth

1799 Established

1882 Wholesale and manufacturing stationers, colour printers, Barclay's patent for indelible paper to protect against forgery[1]

1899 Fire at the extensive premises of Barclay and Fry, Grove Court, Guildford Street, Southwark.[2]

1907 Will of John Doyle Fry chairman of Barclay and Fry.[3]

1921 Acquired as part of the formation of Metal Box Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Post Office London Directory, 1882
  2. Globe - Wednesday 14 June 1899
  3. Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) - Tuesday 09 July 1907