Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS67
TitleThe Chance Collection
Extent6 vols., and 1 item
DescriptionThis collection comprises the records of three companies associated with the Chance family of Birmingham: Chance and Homer, William Chance and Son, and Chance Brothers and Co.

Records comprise stock books of Chance and Homer, hardware factors, 1771-1880; ledger of William and George Chance, partners in the exporting firm later known as William Chance and Son, 1816-1824; private ledger of Sir James Timmins Chance, partner and manager of Chance Brothers and Co, glass manufacturers, 1838-1875; manuscript accounts of Robert Lucas Chance, partner and manager of Chance and Brothers, later known as Chance Brothers and Co, for 1831.
ArrangementThe collection is arranged according to what is thought to be the original provenance of the records.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue, or view the catalogue as a PDF file by clicking in the documentfield below. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available in the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections Departent.
Access StatusOpen
Custodial HistoryThe collection was deposited by Sir Hugh Chance [great-grandson of William Chance, Jr], 6 May 1976. Additional material relating to the history of the companies, compiled by Sir Hugh, can be obtained from the provenance file for this collection. The collection's former location in Special Collections was Business Records 14/1-2.
Related MaterialA microfilm of the stock books of Chance and Homer, 1771-1880, and the private ledger of Sir James Timmins Chance, 1838-1875, and a microfilm of the accounts of Robert Lucas Chance for 1821-1831 [not included in the collection], including additional notes compiled by Sir Hugh Chance are stored separately with the department's other microfilms.
Associated MaterialsAdditional records of Chance Brothers and Co are held at Sandwell Community History and Archives Service.


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