The Hill Dickinson collection is part of the larger Bryson family collection (D/B). The Bryson collection was compiled by Joe Bryson who had a varied career history as a soldier, fairground artist and angler. This is a large collection of documents collected by Bryson over a twenty-year period and includes material about Liverpool business, legal records, personal letters and maritime shipping history. Within the Bryson collection, there are several family collections, mainly from the estates of people who emigrated.
The records continue from the early 18th century to the early 20th century and include a significant amount of correspondence to solicitors totalling over two hundred items. A large number of solicitor’s correspondence pertains to drafts of eventual formal documents. This includes records of this collection pertaining to the Liverpool and London based solicitors firm Hill Dickinson & Co. Ltd. Hill Dickenson was a solicitor’s firm operating out of 10 Water Street in Liverpool, and 88 Leadenhall Street in the City of London. By the 1930’s they comprised Sir Arthur Norman Hill, Baronet, Geo. M. Magee, Vivian D. Heyne, Wm. Goffey, Martin Hill, Herbert Cecil Sugden, and R.H. Bransbury. Messrs Gregory Rowcliffe & Co. were the ‘London agents.’ Documents in this collection are dated as late as 1967.
The collection consists of 6 items in 3 boxes. It was given to the museum as a gift along with a shipping horn in 1969. Some of the documents relate to Mersey Docks & Harbour Board. Liverpool Record Office and Cheshire Archives also hold some of this company’s material.
It is available at the reserve store by appointment only.
The collection consists of 6 items in 3 boxes. It was given to the museum as a gift along with a shipping horn in 1969. Some of the documents relate to Mersey Docks & Harbour Board. There is further Hill Dickinson material as part of the Bryson non-maritime business records. Liverpool Record Office and Cheshire Archives also hold some of this company’s material.