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Walker Barnard and Dobson, estate agents of Stratford-upon-Avon

Description

Chronological volumes containing copies of sale particulars for properties sold through the firm, with details of date sold, price paid and purchaser. The numerical sequence is continued in succesive volumes, that covering nos. 441 - 946 (August 1963 - May 1966) being missing

Custodial History

The volumes were given to the Properties Department of the Royal Shakespeare Company by Nicholas Dobson, son of Lawrence Dobson, after his father's death. They were exhanged for empty ledgers from collections in the Records Office.

Admin History

Walker Barnard started business as an auctioneer in Ely Street in the late nineteenth century, before moving to Sheep Street in 1907. From 1926 until 1958 the business was Walker Barnard Son, despite Walker Barnard having died in 1946. By 1959 the firm had become Walker Barrnard Dobson, the partners being named in 1966 as D. A. Dobson, L.G. Dobson and J. A. Wilkes. A year later they had amalgamated with another local firm, H. Donald Dixon Co., to become Donald Dixon Barnard and Dobson. SIn 1973 a further amalgamation resulted in Dixon Dobson and Carver, and is now Dixons