|Description||This 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.
|Custodial History||The 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.|