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Ref NoMS 2717
TitleRecords relating to Joseph Wainwright and Colbran J. Wainwright, manufacturing jewellers
Date1872 - 1945
LevelCollection
DescriptionRecords relating to Joseph Wainwright (1831-1902) and Colbran J. Wainwright (1868-1948), manufacturing jewellers, Warstone Lane, Birmingham.
The collection consists of some business records, mostly financial, covering 1872 - 1943 and personal papers relating to Joseph Wainwright, Colbran J. Wainwright, his wife Ellen Dora Bragge, and their younger daughter Mary Faraday Wainwright. In addition, there are miscellaneous items relating to Sir J. Benjamin Stone, some papers relating to the Osler and Mathews families and various other items.
Extent0.06
FormatCubic metres
AccessStatusOpen
AdminHistoryJoseph Wainwright (1831 - 1902) established a successful manufacturing jewellersÂ’ business in Warstone Lane and served as vice-president of the JewellersÂ’ Association. He also served as a magistrate and for many years was a member of the Handsworth Local Board of which he was Chairman for three years. He lived in Hamstead Road, Handsworth, and was a member of Wretham Road Swedenborgian Church. He was connected with Handsworth Amateur Dramatic Association for over forty years and took great interest in art and education. His wife was Rebecca Stone, a sister of Sir Benjamin Stone, and they had three sons and two daughters.
One son was Colbran J. Wainwright (1868 - 1948), who continued the jewellery business. He became engaged to Ellen Dora Bragge on 30 December 1891 and they married on 22 April 1897.
The jeweller's business went into liquidation after April 1942.
Colbran J. Wainwright died in 1948, after a fall from a train in the south of England while on a fly collecting expedition. He was an amateur entomologist and his considerable collection was given to the Natural History Museum in 1948.
ArrangementMS 2717/1 Business records relating to Joseph Wainwright and Colbran J. Wainwright
MS 2717/1/1 Financial records relating to Joseph Wainwright and Colbran J. Wainwright, jewellers
MS 2717/1/2 Business correspondence relating to Joseph Wainwright and Colbran J. Wainwright, jewellers
MS 2717/2 Personal records
MS 2717/2/1 Personal records relating to Joseph Wainwright
MS 2717/2/2 Personal papers of Colbran J. Wainwright
MS 2717/2/3 Personal records relating to Ellen Dora Bragge
MS 2717/2/4 Personal papers relating to Mary Faraday Wainwright
MS 2717/2/5 Personal items relating to Sir J. Benjamin Stone
MS 2717/2/6 Papers relating to the Osler and Mathews families of Birmingham
MS 2717/3 Miscellaneous papers
Creator_NameJoseph Wainwright, Colbran J. Wainwright, Ellen Dora Bragge, Mary Faraday Wainwright, the Osler and Mathews families of Birmingham and others.
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