Bryson collection: Stitt Brothers, merchants, Liverpool.



From the Guide to the Collections of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, volume 2: This firm of iron, and later, cotton merchants was extremely well known in its time. Founded as Acraman & Stitt in about 1824, it developed into a number of areas, including ship owning, stock broking, various forms of metal merchanting, chain cable manufacture, naval architecture and marine consultancy, investing its capital largely in marine insurance. Business correspondence and accounts referring to ships Sutley, Carnatic and Canada, new offices in Water Street, and the purchase of pig iron, c.1843-1863. Personal correspondence (with some business), 1845-1860. Correspondence with American agents, Bell & Mead, 1856-1861. Investment papers, 1865-1888. Papers re partnership of J.C. Stitt and W.R. McKaig, naval architects and consulting engineers, including accounts, reports, ships surveys, agreements, legal papers, patent for improvement in steam generators of the tubular type, 1884 Personal, estate and investment papers, 1873-1893. Cash and letter books, minutes of Trustees of estate of J.J. Stitt and Samuel Stitt, Jnr., 1854-1935.