Deposit 18 - A B Pursell and Sons Proprietary Limited deposit

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A B Pursell and Sons Proprietary Limited deposit


  • 1889 - 1946 (Creation)

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12.6 m

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(1886 - 1974)

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This firm of insurance brokers was established in 1886 by Archibald Benjamin Pursell and registered in 1903 as AB Pursell and Company. In 1920, by then operating in both Sydney and Brisbane, it reconstituted as AB Pursell and Sons Ltd. In 1974 the company was acquired by Manor Holdings Limited, Australia and in 1975 by Alexander Howden Insurance Brokers (Australia) Limited.

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Correspondence, financial records, business and personal papers of A B Pursell, tourist booklets, material re World War I & II, newspapers and miscellaneous printed material. Includes papers concerning sales of land, insurance, Hordern's fire of 1901, 'The Review' Co, Whitstable Electric Co, Medway Syndicate, YMCA and Mosman Wesleyan Church.


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Entered from deposit description on 10 August 2011




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