New Collections

Important and interesting records continue to arrive in our Archive Centres. We catalogue these and previously unlisted material, and make available these catalogues on CASCAT. Detailed lists are available for new additions to CASCAT during recent months for Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal and Whitehaven Archive Centres (PDF, 2MB-7MB). Here are some of the highlights from recent additions to the collections of Cumbria Archive Service.

Please note that there is no entry for Kendal Archives while the Centre is closed for refurbishment work.


Cleator Moor Brewing Company and Paitson's Brewing Company, 1874-1947

Shareholders' minutes, accounts ledger and wages book. Paitson's Brewing Company was founded in 1874 and taken over by Cleator Moor Brewing Company in 1896. The office of Paitson's was located at 10 D Irish Street, Whitehaven and moved to the Brewery in Cleator Moor. Matthew Brown's Brewery took over the Cleator Moor Brewery and was then absorbed into the Workington Brewery.
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James Alfred Grundy of Ulverston, Architect

Plans and drawings, 1930s including St George's Hall, Liverpool. Part of coursework for a degree in Architecture at Liverpool University
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Music and Writings of Jeffrey Mark, composer and writer

Jeffrey Mark was born in Carlisle in 1900 and spent his early life at Hart Street. He read English at the University of Oxford (Exeter College) and served in the First World War as a Captain. He later studied Musical Composition at the Royal College of Music and became responsible for the musical collection at New York Public Library, where he published works on economics during the depression of the 1930s. He suffered a mental breakdown and was brought back to the UK by his sister, Mrs E Tegart OBE. After the Second World War, he worked for 'Picture Post' and taught Musical Composition at the Royal College of Music. He continued to write music and published a range of books on Lord Nelson, President Abraham Lincoln, President Thomas Jefferson and papers relating to mental health issues.
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