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- System Reference: XD3651
- Finding Aids: Previous lists with varying amount of detail and accuracy have been brought together under the reference number D3651.
- Date: c 1200-1973
- Level: Collection
- Extent: 13.00
- Description: Thomas Salt was the eldest son of a solicitor by the same name based in Rugeley, Staffordshire. In 1815 he was made a partner in the Shrewsbury firm of Pemberton, Coupland and Dukes. On the deaths of Robert Pemberton and William Coupland the partnership of Dukes & Salt remained in business until 1839, when Thomas Farmer Dukes, whose interests in any case concentrated on the study of antiquities, was persuaded to retire. In 1845 Thomas Salt was joined in partnership by his son George Moultrie Salt, and the firm of Salt & Son(s) was born. From now on Thomas Salt concentrated his professional efforts on his major clients, such as the Earls of Powis, and on his partnership in Salop Old Bank.
The majority of the Salt archives relate to conveyancing and trust management. Among collections of solicitors' papers this one is special in its completeness. In addition to the major records that emerge at the end of the various legal processes, we find all the notes, calculations and correspondences that reflect those processes themselves.
- Held At: Shropshire Archives
- Access Status: Readers Ticket
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